|Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from Basic Grey; stamps from Unity; stamping ink from Hero Arts; mist from October Afternoon.|
My goal with these cards was to incorporate some hard-to-use paper. Don't get me wrong, I love this paper from Basic Grey's 6x6" "Out of Print" collection. But the patterns are very busy, and I needed to find a way to tone them down. For this first card (above) I stamped on the paper with a butterfly stamp three times and then fussy cut around the images. I love how the butterflies turned out! They look like stained glass.
|Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from Basic Grey; butterfly stamp & sentiment stamp from Unity; swirl stamp from My Mind's Eye; standard office hole punch; stamping ink from Hero Arts; assorted acrylic paints; pen from Zig.|
This card is a little edgier. I call it "girly grunge." I stamped the butterfly again, but I also painted over a piece of patterned paper to create an interesting background.
For this last card, I went whole hog with stamping, painting, and misting to create an underwater scene. The patterned paper is only barely visible under all that mixed media, but it's still there, making a statement in the background.
So there you have it--I used stamping, painting, and misting to transform patterned paper. And I ended up with three completely different looks: stained glass, girly grunge, and undersea. Which one do you like best?