Monthly Mixed Media Ideas #4

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner


Finished Mixed Media Art

Don’t just ink up those stamps you own, try using watercolors on them to get a new look!

I love using watercolors to stamp my images. With watercolors you can get a whole rainbow of colors to use instead of just the inkpad colors you own.

First trim a piece of cardstock to measure your card size using the Card Making Bypass Paper Trimmer. This trimmer is compact in size and perfect for making cards. Next, trim another piece of cardstock to fit slightly smaller than the front of the card. Adhere some torn pieces of patterned paper onto this piece using any white adhesive. Let dry for a few minutes.


Photo showing paper trimmer, card base and torn pieces of paper


Next, mount any large acrylic background stamp onto the Easy Stamp Press. Rub a white gelato over the stamp and then add areas of color onto that, using watercolors. Stamp this onto the card front.


gelato scribbled stamp, watercolors in inset


Mount any rubber stamp onto a medium stamp block. Paint the rubber stamp using two or three different shades of blue watercolor using more paint than water. Stamp this onto a piece of cardstock.


stamping onto cardstock


Next, follow the same steps and stamp using watercolors onto a piece of fabric. Press firmly and carefully lift the stamp. Let dry.


stamping onto fabric


Next, repeat the same stamps and stamp using watercolors onto a piece of felt. The watercolor stamp might appear lighter on the felt but will take longer to dry.


stamping onto felt


Trim the stamped cardstock, fabric and felt using a pair of Micro trip scissors. Also trim some metal and ribbon. Adhere onto card front to form a chevron pattern. Add large button.


Trimmed pieces of paper, fabric and card front


Adhere all the pieces onto the card front. Add more buttons, brads and twine. Stamp sentiment onto water colored cardstock, trim and adhere.


stamp sentiment


Supply List

Patterned paper, Brush, Buttons, Gelatos, Tacky glue, Twine, Ink pad, Watercolor paints, Brads, Ribbon, Fabric, Felt and metal sheet.