Sunday, 12 June 2016

Charming Ria & Colorful Washi ♥

Good morning friends!!
     It's PonMalar here today, sharing a Mixed media canvas & two cards I made using the May release of Mudra stamps. Do check out this months' lovely Mudra collection at the following outlets.
Let's take a look at the mixed media canvas first. 

Charming Ria

     As soon as I saw this stamp designed by my dearie, Rhiz,, I wanted to do a mixed media canvas using the stamp.

  • I took a bunch of pattern papers in purple & pink. I stamped & heat embossed Ria in each of those pattern papers since I wanted to try paper-piecing.
  • Then fussy cut the dress, hair, face, hands & shoes from suitable papers. 
  • Sponged the edges with Vintage photo distress ink & put them all together using some strong liquid adhesive. 
  • Prepped my 6"x4" canvas with a layer of gesso & used pink, blue and purple watercolors to give a thorough coat. I didn't take any care to blend it perfectly as I wanted a distressed look to it. 
  • Then sprayed some water mixed with golden Perfect pearls over the colored canvas to give it an added shimmer. 
  • Placed Ria over the canvas & lightly traced it's outline with black & brown watercolor pencil. Then added water to blend it towards the edges of the canvas. This is to give a shadow to Ria in the finished project. 
  • Pasted Ria to the canvas & used texture paste with TCW stencils to add some dimension.
  • Colored the stenciled texture paste using watercolors & added some texture paste at the bottom to give a surface for Ria to stand. 
  • Heat embossed some glitter powder over the dress & added the hand written quote using foam tape. Finally drew a squiggly border using Uniball Posca marker & added few dots around using the same.

  • That finishes my simple mixed media canvas. 
Stamp set used:

Washi Flowers
     I was playing with my washi stamps & I thought, why not use my punches to get creative with these washi images.

  • I stamped two of those washi stamps with red & green pigment ink. 
  • I punched a bunch of flowers & leaves from those images.

Stamping tip: When you want to adhere a lot of pieces randomly to your card, make sure to arrange them & take a photograph. It will be of huge help when you paste the pieces later.

  • Took a white card stock & heat embossed the entire front using Frosted crystal embossing powder. Then sprinkled a lot of dots using diluted red acrylic paint.
  • Applied diluted gesso over it to tone it down a bit; the effect you get is just stunning.
  • Gave a slight curve to the petals to give a 3D look & pasted the flowers and leaves along a tree image I drew with Posca marker.
  • Added pearls to the center of flowers & heat embossed the sentiment in black. 
  • Sponged red pigment ink around the edges & a black border to finish the card.

Stamp sets used:

Washi Rainbow

  • I took a white card stock, cut it diagonally using scissors to get 3 strips. 
  • Took another card stock of same size & placed the 3 strips on it & marked their positions.
  • Then using the washi stamps with the colors of a rainbow, stamped repeatedly to fill the exposed areas. 

  • Once done, mount the three strips of white card stock over it using foam tapes.
  • Heat embossed the sentiment in white & added the banner to finish my card.

Stamp sets used:

     Take care, have fun, keep on crafting ♥

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  1. Absolutely charming Ria with lovely makeups and makeovers.Beautiful bg gives so much depth to the canvas. Embossed frosty bg is so catchy and so the rainbow washis :)
    Beautiful projects, Ponmalar :)

  2. Fabulous projects Malar :) love the colors & textures of the canvas, ria looking gorgeous <3 washi flowers are super pretty & the rainbow card is just wowww.!! :)

    1. Thank you so much sweets ♥ you did an awesome work with Ria..

  3. Oh gosh! Pon, You did an awesome job on this Canvas! Love beautiful Ria in her outfit with glittery look and the shining BG made her more gorgeous! Love how you showcased Washi tape stamps so beautifully!

    1. Thank you so much Vinita ♥ your comments make me happy & eager to craft more..

  4. Fantastic creations Malar!! Love your mixed media canvas! it is just so colorful and attractive! 😊

  5. You are dress designer too ?? Loved Ria's dress,and fab canvas ! Very interesting way to use Washi stamps with punches and the rainbow card is so cheerful !

    1. Thank you so much Pooja ♥ glad you like them..

  6. You are dress designer too ?? Loved Ria's dress,and fab canvas ! Very interesting way to use Washi stamps with punches and the rainbow card is so cheerful !

  7. Love the mixed media canvas!! Gorgeous!! The washi stamp cards are awesome!! Nice idea!
    Moxie Craftie

  8. WOW WOW WOW!!!! beautiful cards... and really loved the mixed media, simply awesome...

    1. Thank you so much Deepti ♥ am so happy you like them all :)

  9. wow!!! stunning MM with Ria , out of the box washi flowers and last card is so colorful and fab!!! loved them all! xx

  10. All are fabulous and stunning.most fav is ria mixed media.i love the way u have used washi tape creative.thanks for the tut too.

    1. Thank you so much Akshma ♥ Ria is my fav too, such a pretty stamp it is :) :)