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Vibrant Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards Tutorial | 12 weeks of Christmas Week 5

Thank you so much for joining me for this How to Create a Vibrant Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards Tutorial | 12 weeks of Christmas Week 5, Let's jump right in.

I started with a 5x7 piece of watercolour paper and added some texture and interest to the background with some texture paste, after that was dry I sprayed the background with Hocus Pocus, Ominous Twilight, Merry Mint and Fortune Teller Mica Sprays. I also splashed on a little Salvaged Patina Oxide ink for some added colour. I then trimmed the watercolour down to the 2.5x3.5 Artist Trading Card size.

I trimmed out snowflakes from this fun fabric sheet I found and set them aside to be used on the ATC's. Next I used some Resin in the Grungy and Baroque Frames Moulds to create a frame for each ATC. After they fully set I used some Acrylic paint on them to help them stand out against the background in Bright Aqua Green, Deep Violet, Turquoise Blue and Dioxanine Purple. I also added some Old silver wax on top of the frames to help some of the details stand up against the bright paint. I used my hot glue gun to adhere the frames on top of the fabric and the ATCs.

For some finishing touches I added a Merry Christmas sentiment, and some silver snowflake embellishments. I LOVE how these turned out and I mailed them out to some wonderful people signed up to my happy mail list on my YouTube channel!!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Vibrant Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards Tutorial | 12 weeks of Christmas Week 5. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

In side news, I opened my Etsy shop!! I have a discount code if anyone wants to order some of my Chunky Floral Alphabet stickers or anything else fun in my shop!! The Code is THANKYOU10 I hope you will give my shop a look and let me know what you think of the stickers!!


Strathmore Ready Cut 5x7 watercolour panels

Opaque Texture Paste

Glad Press and Seal

Palette knife

Snowflake Mixed Media Paper

Splat box

Distress Sprayer

Distress Mica Stain Merry Mint

Distress Mica Stain Hocus Pocus

Distress Fortune Teller Mica Stain

Distress Mica Stain Ominous Twilight

Salvaged Patina Oxide Spray

Ranger Heat Tool

Amazing Casting Resin

Prima Grungy Frames Mould

Prima Baroque Frames Mould

Resin Mixing Kit

Flat Paint Brush

Ceramic Flower Palette

Bright Aqua Green Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Turquoise Blue Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Deep Violet Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Dioxanine Purple Permanent Liquitex Acrylic Paint

Tim Holtz mini Snips

Tim Holtz Shears

Prima Old Silver Metallic Wax

Tim Holtz SnowFlake Adornments

Acrylic Block

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Simon Says Stamp Joy to You and Yours stamp set

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Hot Glue gun

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

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