Winter is here. Today I’m sharing a Winter Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration Tutorial. This is a collaboration that we started this past Spring and for every season we have made a postcard. It has been a lot of fun seeing what the others make for the base and how they put their artistic flair on the bases.
Winter Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration Tutorial Video
Supplies used for the Winter Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration Tutorial
- Gel Prints
- Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit, Winter Bliss
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, It’s Black, Kraft
- Paint Brush
- Tattered Angels Glitter Glam
- Eyelash yarn, teal and light teal
- Distress ink, Walnut Stain
- Blending Tool
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- White Acrylic Paint
- Heat Tool
- Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
- Brilliance Graphite Black Ink
- Bline Designs Stamps
Let’s begin the Winter Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration Tutorial. For this round of postcards I decided to use gel prints I made. My hope was I would get a unique background for each postcard but doing it as a masterboard made it go faster.
Select a large sheet of cardstock or watercolor paper for the base. I used a 12 x 12 piece of blue cardstock. Then select several gel prints in the same color family. Tear or cut pieces of the gel prints, adhere to the page in what I call frankenpage style. Use your favorite glue or make up a glue pot, sponge inside a container, white glue like Aleene’s Tacky glue and a little bit of water to thin it out. Use a paint brush to apply the glue to the base paper and then lay the pieces on top.
Once the paper has been covered with the gel prints or even scrapbook papers Use an old plastic gift card and swipe a couple different shades of blue acrylic paint here and there to blend the pages together.
Stamp using embossing ink with various stamps and use embossing powder over the stamped images. Emboss with heat tool.
Trim any excess papers that hang off the edges. Cut the masterboard into 4 x 6 postcards. Adhere another piece of cardstock to the back to give the postcard more stability. Apply distress ink, black soot around the edges.
Decorate the postcards using The blue jays from Calico Collage’s Winter Bliss Digital journal kit. I cut mine using my Silhouette, the images were printed on cardstock. Two of the images I flipped so I could have the birds going in different directions. Apply distress ink, Walnut Stain around the edges of the images. Apply Tattered Angels Glitter Glam Clear all over the blue jay and holly leaf. Set aside to dry.
Cut a piece of cheesecloth about 3 inches wide and about 6 inches long. Spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Kraft. Dry with heat tool. Cut a piece of two different colors of eyelash yarn about 6 inches long. Apply glue in a circle in the lower corner. Circle the cheesecloth, eyelash yarn on top of the glue. Adhere the bird on top of the nest of fibers, if needed place an object on top to help the layers adhere.
Cut a piece of eyelash yarn about 1 inch long. Apply glue to the upper corner and lay the eyelash yarn on top. Then apply glue to the back of the word or phrase and adhere on top of the eyelash yarn. Adhere the holy leaf in the lower corner below the word phrase.
Place postcard in spray box then use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Black Soot to flick spots on the postcard by taking the spray wand out of the bottle. Mix a little white acrylic paint with water, use a paint brush to flick spots of white on the postcard. Allow paints to dry.
Repeat this process until all the postcards are decorated.
Make sure to check out the videos done by the other ladies for the Winter Mixed Media Postcard Collaboration Tutorials.
The Mixed Media Collaboration Playlist has all the videos for the year. Enjoy.
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