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Paper Artsy Mixed Media Cards

Paper Artsy Whimsical Tree Mixed Media cards.

Happy New Year! I recently received a lovely package from Paper Artsy and had a fun day in my studio. I created two cards with slightly different takes. Both cards have gel press print backgrounds made with Paper Artsy’s Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint. This was my first time using Chalk Acrylics and I think the end result is beautiful. I used Hey Pesto green, Butternut orange and white for both backgrounds.

For the cards, I stamped and heat embossed the Paper Artsy tree on watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor markers. I then fussy cut the images. The sentiment is Ranger Letter It: Greetings.

Paper Artsy Whimsical Tree with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Background

For this first card, I also stamped the tree with a script background stamp to enhance the whimsical feel. The card background was stamped with the tree and then my fussy cut panel was added with foam squares for a nice dimensional feel.

Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Gel Print background in Hey Pesto green and Butternut Orange.

For this second card I went for layers. I stamped the tree directly onto the gel print, then added the fussy cut tree on top using foam squares. I also stamped and watercolored a third panel and then fussy cut four aqua segments. These four pieces were adhered on top, so that in some places, the tree has three layers of dimension. I hope you can see that from the photo above.

Paper Artsy Whimsical Tree with Gel Press Print background

Multi-Media Collage Companion Card

Multimedia Gel Press Collage Card with Paper Artsy Chalk Acrylic  and stamps.

I had some gel press prints leftover and decided to make a quick collage card. I tore off three pieces of paper (you can see the same green top right and orange bottom edge) and glued it to my panel (3.5″ x 4.75″) with UHU Gel glue stick. This glue stick works amazingly well, I didn’t need to use any liquid medium. I added some gesso, lots of stamping, paint splatters, dots-dashes-coloring (with Inktense pencils). On the top left corner I applied gesso, then did a bit of loose messy watercoloring plus the sentiment.

Paper Artsy Chalk Acrylic Paint and stamps on a multi-media gel press collage card.

Thanks for stopping by!


4 thoughts on “Paper Artsy Mixed Media Cards

  1. Hola, Karen! Feliz Ano Nuevo! Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 What awesome cards! I absolutely love the font on the sentiment. I also love the colors that you chose. Very lovely! 💜 Warm hugs from San Antonio, Texas. Girl, we were 85*F and humid as all get out yesterday. Can we send you some sun??? 🌞🌞🌞

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      1. Happy New Year Marisela! I live in Arlington,TX and it was 72 yesterday afternoon and right now it is 22 degrees….brrr! The sentiment is Ranger Letter It: Greetings. I have several of the Letter It sentiment stamp sets and they are all good ones.


  2. Well, hello fellow Tejana! 🤘🤘🤘 Girl, I know. This weather has been crazy! We were 85*F and ridiculously humid! Of course, you guys get way colder than we do. We only got down to 27*F, thank God. 😂😂😂
    I will have to look for that sentiment. I love the font. 😀 Stay warm, my friend! You always make such beautiful cards.

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