How to create mixed media project life cards

Create Mixed Media Project Life Cards

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Place stencils on top of two mixed media papers so that they are completely covered. Use the Art Anthology Mat on your work surface to protect it.

Place stencils on top of two mixed media papers so that they are completely covered. Use the Art Anthology Mat on your work surface to protect it.

Spritz with two or three colors that are in the same color family on each paper.  I used green and yellow on one and orange, red and purple on the other.

Spritz with two or three colors that are in the same color family on each paper. I used green and yellow on one and orange, red and purple on the other.

It's so fun to watch the colors mix and blend to create new colors.

It's so fun to watch the colors mix and blend to create new colors.

Use a roll of paper towels to soak up the excess ink, or grab another paper and make a negative print of the stencils.   Either way works!

Use a roll of paper towels to soak up the excess ink, or grab another paper and make a negative print of the stencils. Either way works!

I decided to add a few more flowers to the red one in certain places.  I masked off the areas I didn't want to spray using scrap paper.

I decided to add a few more flowers to the red one in certain places. I masked off the areas I didn't want to spray using scrap paper.

My master board is ready to cut into Project Life cards!  Make a bunch of these using different colors and stencils and use them for greeting cards, scrapbook page backgrounds and photo mats.

My master board is ready to cut into Project Life cards! Make a bunch of these using different colors and stencils and use them for greeting cards, scrapbook page backgrounds and photo mats.

I cut the master board into cards to fit into my scrapbook pockets.

I cut the master board into cards to fit into my scrapbook pockets.

Now to customize each card.  Create splatters by dipping a small brush in a mixture of Raider Colorations Spray and water, and tapping it over the cards.

Now to customize each card. Create splatters by dipping a small brush in a mixture of Raider Colorations Spray and water, and tapping it over the cards.

I created a watercolor effect by diluting Plush Colorations Spray with water and painting the heart.  I also spritzed a bit of water over it to create a stippled look.

I created a watercolor effect by diluting Plush Colorations Spray with water and painting the heart. I also spritzed a bit of water over it to create a stippled look.

Add die-cuts, stamps, washi tape and embellishments to customize the cards.

Add die-cuts, stamps, washi tape and embellishments to customize the cards.

Don't forget the journaling!

Don't forget the journaling!

  • Blossoms AA Stencil
  • Cracked AA Stencil
  • Inspired Grunge AA Stencil
  • Pipedream Positive and Negative AA Stencils
  • Got Your Number AA Stencil
  • Chasing Butterflies AA Stencil
  • Beehive AA Stencil
  • Glorious Colorations Spray
  • Juicy Colorations Spray
  • Patience Colorations Spray
  • Plush Colorations Spray
  • Grass Colorations Spray
  • Raider Colorations Spray
  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Round #3 Princeton Paint Brush
  • Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper 11" x 14"
  • Paper Trimmer or Ruler and Craft Knife
  • Stamps, Ribbon, Embellishments