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Mixed Media Winged Wonders

Hello friends! Today I’m up on the MFT Youtube channel with an exclusive video showing how I created this mixed media card.

I’m using the Winged Wonders stamp set from My Favorite Things.

I start with creating my background by ink smooshing Salvaged Patina and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks and Salvaged Patina & Wilted Violet Distress Ink onto White Heavystock Cardstock.

Next, I add a bit of subtle interest by stamping a few butterflies first in Frayed Burlap Archival ink and then Hickory Smoke Archival ink.

I stenciled a background using the Brick stencil and glitter paste. While the paste was still wet, I flicked on some perfect pearls in gold.

The sentiment is from the Winged Wonders stamp set. I heat embossed it in white embossing powder onto black cardstock.

I also stamped out a couple butterflies using Versafine Ink and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder. Then ink blended Salvaged Patina and Wilted Violet Distress Ink over the top using a small blending brush.

After adding my sentiment and butterflies, I added a bunch of clear sequins using liquid glue and an embellishment tool.

Something felt like it was missing so I added white gel pen to small areas of the butterfly.

Mixed media can feel intimidating but I always follow this simple little formula which seems to help me create. I hope it helps you too.

Be sure to check out the VIDEO for more information.


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  1. spilor says:

    This came out really pretty. It’s deceiving when one sees cards like this. Until you know what went into it (three rounds w/ the heat tool + several layers of ink + other media and tools), you can’t really appreciate what makes it look great.
    Lori S in PA

  2. lapdjagmailcom says:

    LOVE the colors on this card!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Christel Metcalf says:

    BEAUTILFUL card, Mindy. Love the colors you have used

  4. Lois J Springer says:

    Love the colors. I’m just getting into mixed media.

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