Monday 21 January 2019

Sweet Cottontail mixed media card

Hi it's Brenda and I'm with you today to share a card with some of the new Tim Holtz products coming out for Creativation. The dies are sizzix chapter 1, the first release for 2019, there will be three more to come over the year

I loved this cottontail as soon as I saw him and will be using him for a workshop coming up soon.

Process steps
Dip and dry the die-cut cottontail in a watery wash of burnt umber and dry.
Repeat with burnt sienna, then raw sienna finishing with raw umber.
Darken the edges with ground espresso distress ink.
Cut another cottontail and paint him black and copper.
I just love the shape of this cottontail and there's a bow to go with him too.

Take a piece of worn wallpaper and give it a watery wash of white gesso and dry. Repeat if necessary.
Stencil with a mix of cerulean blue mixed with titanium white and another stencil with  sap green and titanium white.

Brayer a couple of layers of titan buff over the whole background ....

and then dip and dry in the light blue, light green washes with a tiny drop of raw umber in them to vintage them. When dry splatter with some titanium white and  burnt sienna finishing with a tiny amount of monoprinting with watercolour paper using titanium white and titan buff mixed together.

Cut some of the lovely new Tim Wildflowers Stems from media paper and paint/watercolour using fluid acrylics and a water spray.

Make a greetings embellishment and dye some cheesecloth using watery raw umber and titan buff.

Assemble the card.
The Beauty is in the Details

Once I had put the main pieces together I then played with some flat backed glass domes and a mirror star. With some white gesso, raw umber paint. metallic lustres and mate medium I altered them to look like these.

I also used Tim's new 'bone' mixed media powder to die. cut the bow. I sanded the edges and blended in ground espresso distress ink.

Yep I'm really happy with that now.

Thanks for popping by, I hope you like this fun card and if you have a go at using my process steps please leave a comment below with a link back to your post.

Have a great week.
hugs Brenda xxx

Dies - Sizzix Bigz - Tim Holtz - Cottontail. Sizzix Thinlets - Tim Holtz -  Wildflower Stems #1, Sizzix Thinlets - Tim Holtz -  Garden Greens
DecoArt Media Acrylic paint - burnt umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, raw umber, cerulean blue, sap green, titanium white, titan buff, carbon black, pyrrole red
DecoArt Media Mediums - white gesso
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics - copper
DecoArt Metallic Lustres - white frost, cosmic blue and iced espresso.
Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper
Stencils Tim Holtz
Mixed Media Powder - Bone - Tim Holtz
Flat backed glass domes and mirrored star