Does Dog Hair Qualify as Mixed Media?

mixed_mediaI wanted to create a “Mixed Media” card and use some clay, paper, card stock and ink, a little paint and some embellishments.  I started with Modern Medley designer series paper.  I knew I wanted to use the sheet with newsprint on one side and music on the back, so I layered them and added some white acrylic paint.  And Mod Podge.  And then a little Whisper White craft ink. Then I spritzed with ink refill and alcohol.  I think one spritzer was filled with Crumb Cake or Soft Suede, and the other was filled with Crushed Curry and a little Illuminate glimmer watermark ink refill.  I had used both for another project, so just used the leftover ink for this project.

The Crushed Curry pooled a little, and that’s where the dog hair comes in.  I have a towel that I use for ink emergencies, and when I blotted the ink, it left behind some doggie DNA.  What can I say? Both dogs like to hang out in my stamp room with me, and sometimes they brush up against things – like my ink towel.  I think the hair is behind the Tea Lace paper doily, so it’s ok.

Some of the other products I used on this are Simply Pressed Clay, Basic Pearls, Vintage Designer buttons, Soho Subway designer series paper, Watercolor Wonder designer washi tape and Dress Up framelits.  I used the Lovely Romance, Off the Grid and Banner Greetings stamp sets.

I had a lot of fun with this.  The only thing that doesn’t thrill me is that the dress and doily are the same color.  I knew I wanted Blushing Bride somewhere, so decided to use it for the doily.  But then, nothing else pleased me for the dress except the Soho Subway paper. I may add some ink to the edges of the dress later to add some contrast.  This is what happens when you just create without planning.  I started with a plan, but then just kind of let the card create itself.

So – try something new today!  Have a great day – and thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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3 Responses to Does Dog Hair Qualify as Mixed Media?

  1. Emilie Boyd says:

    Great card. Who plans? I go by ear! LOL


  2. Christine Giuda says:

    Of course it does


  3. Jackie says:

    wonderful project Buffy!


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