A Mixed Media, Encouragement Card ~ Be Still And Know That I Am God

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… I am here today with a mixed media, encouragement card using digital stamp set, acrylic paint, watercolor pencils, metallic watercolor paint, and gel pen.

I use the new released digital stamp from Graciellie Design called You Matter. This set is packed with beautiful floral image and encouraging, up-lifted sentiments.

I created the floral frame using Photoshop software (or any editing program will work). I opened and resized the png file, then I made 3 more duplicates. I flipped the flowers and arranged them by connecting each end of the flower.

Next, I group them together so I can resize them to fit any card sizes I use. I created several sizes on one page and then saved it in PNG and PDF formats. On this one, I used the 4″ size frame.

I opened one of the sentiment on Photoshop, resized, copied-and-pasted in the middle of the frame. Then I printed it on a heavyweight 110 lbs white cardstock using inkjet printer. I dried the ink on the printed image with craft heater.

I colored the printed image using Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and small round waterbrush. I simply picked up the colors directly on the tip of the pencils and colored in the flowers. I added some light grey shadow around them, too. I dried them with craft heater. Then I color the stems with yellow gel pen, after that I fussy-cut it with micro-tip scissors.

For the background, it is a gel-printed background. I got 2 gel-printed background with this technique. I added some of the light blue acrylic paint on a gelpress plate with brayer. Next, I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Stamp on the acrylic paint, added a piece of heavyweight white cardstock, and pulled the first print of it. The second print is stamped image with the acrylic paint on the stamp. After the stamping, I clean the stamp under warm water and rubbed it gently to get the paint off it.

I trimmed the printed background panel slightly smaller than the A2 dark blue card. I added some gold metallic and black splatter paints on it, and then I dried it with craft heater.

I added the background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner and then I added the frame with 3D foam tape and dries-clear adhesive glue.

Card is done… I love how we have the freedom to modify the digital images.

Graciellie Design has 3 new digital stamp sets released today and she is celebrating it with a giveaway. To find out more details, please head over Graciellie Design Blog.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all enjoy… Have a fabulous and wonderful day!

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