I have a short and simple post for today's card, a CAS watercolor card that I added just a bit of mixed media touches to - and it's still "flat" compared to my usual "fully loaded" and floral style. :)
To get the black and white stencil details along the sides and top, I mixed black craft paint with molding paste, and applied it "sloppily" through the stencil, allowing some of the mix to seep underneath. I wanted to get some free-style shading with the black, but still make a guideline for the white that was to come. Once that black layer was dried (with a little help from my heat gun), I went back over it using the same areas of the stencil, but this time using super heavy white gesso for slightly more detailed lines...
I used mini pearls to accent the center of the poppies, to give a little texture to the stamped design (and used mini black gems inside the small purple flowers in the design)...
So hard to photograph sparkly glitter - at least for me! But I tried anyway. :) Black Diamond Stickles was applied heavily over the butterfly in the design, to add just a bit of sparkly, understated texture...
Image stamp: Indigo Blu "Blazing Poppies"
Sentiment stamp: Reverse Confetti "Paper Crane"
Stencil: The Crafters Workshop Mini Chickenwire Reversed
Pearls: Recollections Black gems: Kaisercraft Watercolors: Sakura Koi
Miscellaneous: black hemp cording, Golden molding paste, Liquitex super heavy gesso, Black Diamond Stickles
Thanks for popping in for a visit today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!