Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Hero Arts Mixed Media Birthday Cards

 Welcome back! You can always find me on instagram: @rwkrafts when I'm lazy about posting here :)

Today I'm sharing two mixed media birthday cards using several new Hero Arts products. I put together a little reel of the process, you can watch that here!

I quickly fell in love with this Art Deco Dancing Light stencil by Hero Arts. I used Liquitex modeling paste over watercolor paper and let it dry over night.

The other card uses Abstract Waves stencil which I also used modeling paste over watercolor paper and let it dry overnight. Once dry, I add the sprays!

These new metallic sprays also have a bit of gold in them. In the zoomed in photos shared below you can see the added sparkle. Each card uses Fuchsia + Gold and Ocean Blue + Gold sprays. I dried them completely with my Ranger Heat Tool.

This is my favorite close-up photo because you can see the gold inside the sprays! With this card, I just used my fingers to rub some areas of Nuvo Mousse Lilac Lavender and Nuvo Mousse Cornflower Blue on top of the dried sprays. It really worked its way into all the stencil's nooks and crannies. Did I mention how much I love this stencil?

For this card, I used my Embossing Ink and just ran it randomly over the card. I then applied Gold Embossing powder, and used a paint brush to make the powder less dense or even. Of course, I heated it until melted with my Wagner Heat Tool.

For both sentiments, I double die cut the 'happy' with my favorite glitter paper to add some layers. The rest of the sentiment is also stamped and embossed with Gold powder. These sentiments are from the Happy Thanks Stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Oh, and today is my birthday woohoo!

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Monday, July 24, 2023

Wild and Free - Adding Mixed Media to Your Cards

 Today I have a quick video to share that shows some easy ways to add mixed media to your cards.

You can watch the video here!


Hero Arts August 2022 Kit: https://heroarts.com/collections/mmh-august-2022

Hero Arts SA070 Delicate Petals Stencil: https://amzn.to/3rDERlU

Hero Arts Ink Rose Madder: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-k1rirb_1-1

Hero Arts Ink Orchid: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-k1rirb_1-1

Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/blender-brushes/

Mini Blending Brushes: https://amzn.to/44DHm63

Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste: https://amzn.to/3pXOpHT

Dina Wakley Cheddar Paint: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6ns0b_1-1

Dina Wakley Lemon Paint: https://amzn.to/472w8d1

Dina Wakley Cheddar Spray: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6oo6d_1-1

Distress Ink Antique Linen: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6ns0x_1-1

Distress Ink Tea Dye: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6nu0w_1-1

Distress Ink Aged Mahogany: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6nqgn_1-1

Distress Ink Walnut Stain: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6olh2_1-1

Distress Ink Crushed Olive: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6ntj2_1-1

Distress Ink Peeled Paint: https://amzn.to/3rKdGpg

Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6olh9_1-1

Distress Ink Peacock Feathers: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6okww_1-1

Distress Ink Seedless Preserves: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6on42_1-1

Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6okoz_1-1

Sizzix Big Shot: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-l6nqq1_1-1

Tombow Mono Multi Glue: http://shrsl.com/gnit-5qd-lv71iu_1-1

Tombow Dot Tape Runner: https://amzn.to/3Q7swjW

Scotch Foam Tape: https://amzn.to/3O7Z6ja

Hammermill Cardstock: https://amzn.to/3O52OtJ

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Anniversary Card for Matty

 It's the 4th of July! For most, that means BBQs, fireworks, and red, white, and blue evvvverything. For my little household, it means HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my Matty! Today we celebrate 14 years married and 19 years together 💗 I created this anniversary card for him, and I think it's pretty fitting to the past 19 years we've enjoyed together...

To start, Matt and I met when we both lived/grew up in Phoenix. So the cacti and Route 66 signs fit perfectly! Next, we've moved across this entire country two different times, with multiple moves and road-trips in between. Driving 3,000+ miles with multiple animals in the car is never ideal, but we've done it many times and survived!

The majority of this card uses items from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2022 kit. The background is heat embossed with Hero Arts Gold powder and the stamp is Hero Arts Road Signs Bold Prints. I then heat embossed the Hero Arts Roadside Messages sign with (old, doesn't exist anymore) Zing Black Glitter powder over vellum. 

The cacti use the stencils and dies from the kit. I colored them with Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Cracked Pistachio, Salvaged Patina, and Peacock Feathers.

When working with very detailed stencils, I love using these mini blending brushes. This means I don't have to deal with any masking tape while I ink.

Happy anniversary, Matty! Love you so very much

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