This is Karen, back with a Mixed Media with Karen for August
This month, I decided to couple my Mixed Media page with my assignment for May's One Little Word homework. Our assignment in May was to make little cards to fit into 2.5 by 3.5 pockets. To just have fun with them and then journal on each of them with the "i am" prompt.
So I went back to my trusty cards from My Mind's Eye and picked a collection that spoke to me. I then cut them all down to 2.5 by 3.5. One of the cards I pulled had a camera and some hearts coming out of it. Because the cards are 3x4, I lost some of the camera, and decided I didn't want the rest either, so I pulled out some tape and covered it.
I just want to make sure to remind you that embellishments can be altered to your heart's content. I mess with mine all the time. I then pulled out some ephemera from my Mixed Bags and lay it all out randomly.
I moved all the stuff around back and forth until I ended up with something I liked.
I then decided to move on to my second layer, which is where I added paint. I pulled out yellow, red, green, and gold paint. I added some to the edges and sometimes all over. At the end of this stage, my cards looked like this:
and then I stamped each card with "i am", added a few lines of journaling and stitched around the whole card. After which I ended up with these:
And finally, I put them in my album into their pockets:
I also wanted to show you a side view since it shows the shimmer so much better.
This was a fun project that can be as time consuming as you want it to be. Mine took a while mostly because I was having a good time and wanted to just play. I could have left the cards in the first stage after ephemera and they would have been wonderful just that way. So your taste might vary.
I hope you pick up some of these cards and play just to see how much fun it can be!
Thank you for letting me share and see you next month!