Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Mixed Media Postcard

At the beginning of the year I took part in a Mixed Media swap in the KCUK group, I made a postcard and never got round to blogging it as it's very similar to a canvas that I'd made sometime last year.

I started by colouring the background with Gelatos.

Then I added some cotton and painted it with gesso.

I stencilled some flowers with modelling paste and some shapes with crackle paste.

I added some colour with Gelatos and sprayed with water.

I kept adding colour with gelatos and water.

I stamped some black script and splattered some white paint..

I stamped the butterflies and cut them out after I coloured them, The small butterflies are a Martha Stewart stamp and punch and the large butterfly is a Stampendous stamp and die. The quote is an Artistic Stamper stamp.

Below are some close ups of parts of the postcard.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.


  1. Wonderful piece, thanks for showing how you made your background. Hugs, Valerie & Susi

  2. Wow Hazel this is fantastic. Loved reading about the techniques you used. What a super idea to use the cotton. I love the colours, all the texture and the sentiment is lovely. Barbxx

  3. This is stunning Hazel with wonderful colours and textures

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Its a gorgeous card Hazel. the background details look fantastic.
    Yvonne x

  5. Brilliant textured background and fabulous layers of colour. Love the look you achieved xxx

  6. Perfect fit for the "colour me positive " challenge!


  7. WOW that addition of the cotton really gives great texture and your crackles look fabulous xx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Hazel - I always love your butterflies :) xx