How to Create Mixed Media Note Cards

Creating note cards is a fun way to give a little piece of your art to a friend or family... Hope you are inspired by some of my mixed media techniques. www.toni-burks.blogspot.com/

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How to Create Mixed Media Note Cards
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I started with a card measuring 4"x4" but to make them all customized, I changed all the other cards to different sizes . Ran my cardstock through the texure fade.

I started with a card measuring 4"x4" but to make them all customized, I changed all the other cards to different sizes . Ran my cardstock through the texure fade.

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Using a makeup sponge I applied my paints to the edges of the card... You can add more or less as you desire.

Using a makeup sponge I applied my paints to the edges of the card... You can add more or less as you desire.

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Cheesecloth is an inexpensive way to provide wonderful texture to your projects. Cut off a piece and saturated it with Gemstone-Blue Topaz and Sorbet-Veridian... allow to dry.

Cheesecloth is an inexpensive way to provide wonderful texture to your projects. Cut off a piece and saturated it with Gemstone-Blue Topaz and Sorbet-Veridian... allow to dry.

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Run your textured side of card over embossing ink and apply Utee and heat set for a nice wet look.

Run your textured side of card over embossing ink and apply Utee and heat set for a nice wet look.

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Cut of a piece of fish net. I purchased this at my local craft store.

Cut of a piece of fish net. I purchased this at my local craft store.

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Cut off a piece of your cheesecloth and using gel medium I added that to the card and sprinkled seed beads over the gel medium while still wet.

Cut off a piece of your cheesecloth and using gel medium I added that to the card and sprinkled seed beads over the gel medium while still wet.

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I forgot to take a pic of this chipboard starfish, but I applied gobs of Mud Texture Paste and allowed to dry, then using a glue gun I applied beads of glue to the top. Then gesso it.

I forgot to take a pic of this chipboard starfish, but I applied gobs of Mud Texture Paste and allowed to dry, then using a glue gun I applied beads of glue to the top. Then gesso it.

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Once gesso is dry I applied Colorations spray in Grass and Marlin drying in between coats of spray. and topped it off with Metal Effects in Gold. I also applied Gold to the edges of the card.

Once gesso is dry I applied Colorations spray in Grass and Marlin drying in between coats of spray. and topped it off with Metal Effects in Gold. I also applied Gold to the edges of the card.

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Finally I splattered Minx Ink in Midnight with a splatter brush to the top and allowed to dry and then adhered this little piece of art to a coordinating mat cardstock and then to the white card.

Finally I splattered Minx Ink in Midnight with a splatter brush to the top and allowed to dry and then adhered this little piece of art to a coordinating mat cardstock and then to the white card.

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The pearls were dabbed with Sorbet-Parakeet and crystal sugar glitter was applied using gel medium.

The pearls were dabbed with Sorbet-Parakeet and crystal sugar glitter was applied using gel medium.

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Another starfish was altered and Colorations Spray Siesta Key and Warm were used, as well as Metal Effects in Gold. Glass glitter and hemp twine stained with Warm were used to achieve this look.

Another starfish was altered and Colorations Spray Siesta Key and Warm were used, as well as Metal Effects in Gold. Glass glitter and hemp twine stained with Warm were used to achieve this look.

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Mini shells were applied using gel medium.

Mini shells were applied using gel medium.

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And here is a photo of all the cards...

And here is a photo of all the cards...

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Finished card #2

Finished card #2

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Finished card # 3

Finished card # 3

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Finished Card # 4

Finished Card # 4

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