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A Thankful Mixed Media Card

Hello.  It’s the time of year when we take time be thankful for all the wonderful things in our life.  I am so thankful for my family and the love they give me every single day.  This year I’m especially thankful for the special friendships in my life, as they are also important.

Mixed media is becoming more and more popular.  So I decided to design a mixed media card.  May Arts Ribbon was perfect for this project!

A Thankful Mixed Media Card

Let’s start with the background:

  • Using 1.5” twill weave it to form a checkered look on a 4.5”x4.5” square.  Make sure to leave a ½” margin of ribbon along all edges.  Fray them to ¼”.
  • Air brush or spritz with a light brown color.  I inked the edges of the frayed edges with a Copic Marker that matched one of the ribbons used.
  • Adhere this to two mats each being ¼” larger than the other.  I used two tones of green card stock.

A Thankful Mixed Media Card

Now it’s time to get a little messy.  🙂  You will need a metal stencil from Dreamweavers and DecoArt Dimensional Effects and a palette knife.

  • Lay stencil in area spread Dimensional Effects as though you were icing a cake.  Make sure it is done smoothly.  Lift stencil.  Let this dry.
  • Using Black acrylic paint rub it into the cracks of the stenciled area
  • Using a metallic rub – I am a big fan of Viva’s Inka Gold.  “Lightly” rub this on top of the stenciled area.  I used two colors Browngold and Copper.  Copper being only a highlight.

I cut the gears from Tim Holtz gear die from ribbon (two types).  The sentiment is from Stampendous and stamped on Acetate then stapled to the same  twill ribbon I used for the background.  Twill ribbon in 3/4" was used as accent pieces.

A Thankful Mixed Media Card

A Thankful Mixed Media Card

By Rhea Weigand


Partners In Craft Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Gadget Gears


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