Sea-themed card

Over the last couple of days, I played with Prima Marketing molds and paper clay. I bought three different molds from PM after I watched their video and was impressed with their cool detailed look and different ways of coloring them. First I tried to fill them with a glue gun, which was fast, but with bubbles and uneven edges. Next I filled them all with a lightweight clay…a very meditative process. Following instructions, I let them dry overnight. Just look at this beauty! I was afraid that the figures would be too heavy for papercraft, but they are almost weightless! Filling all three molds (22 figures) took a third of a clay pack.

Of course, I couldn’t wait to color them, trying different mediums and paints. For gold and silver, I used Rub-n-buff wax, which also turned out great on just embossed cardstock. You just have to use a very light touch. I love how real it looks!

Now, what to do with all this beauty?! :)) Incorporating these into my cards was really a challenge because I’m not big in mixed media and heavy looking embellishments. First I tried using that green wave painted with PM patina effect paste. The colors really match the Beneath the Sea collection of Graphic45, which I happened to have since I love Graphic45 and have almost all of their collections 🙂 And so, here is my result: a sea-themed steampunkish card. I tried to keep a balance between not being too heavy with embellishments while still incorporating that wave.

A butterfly card

Today I was in a mixed media mood. Also I needed a birthday card for a friend. So, here it is: a mixed media birthday card 🙂 I played with a grungy set from Tim Holtz for background using blue and grey inks for stamping and his texture paste for embossing. I wanted the card to be light and airy. Then I cut a Spellbinder’s butterfly from watercolor paper. I colored it with Jane Davenport’s watercolors, love how vibrant it turned out. For some bling, I added Wink of stella shimmer on the butterfly, silver thread under her and some tiny rhinestones around. I put the butterfly a little off the edges and the sentiments far down to show her fly 🙂