Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Growing in Unity Day Three


Good Morning!

Welcome to my Day 3 of my Growing in Unity week!

Today I am sharing two mixed media cards using Unity Stamps' Angie Girls and the process video.









For today's cards, I stamped with Versafine ink onto Bristol smooth paper.  I also stamped a mask from Post-it tape to be able to protect my image.  I colored my images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, using a Faber Castell waterbrush to blend and move the ink on my paper.  Once my images were colored, I covered them with my Post-it tape masks.

I then used my Gel Press and acrylic paint to do some printing.  Because I needed to be able to remove the paper tape mask, I only did two prints.  One in color, and a second one lightening up my background with lighter paint, white, and white with silver, using stencils to create a pattern and interest.  I carefully removed the masks before the acrylic paint had fully dried.  I added the sentiments with my Original MISTI and Brutus Monroe surface inks.

The video of today's projects is here:


Just a reminder, Unity Stamp Company has generously offered prize packs filled with 25 random stamps to two of my blog followers this week.  If you would like to be entered for a chance to win 25 fabulous Unity stamps, please leave a comment!  I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks, and I'll be back tomorrow for Day 4!
Have a great day!

37 comments:

  1. Love the background on the first card!

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  2. Amazing cards, I especially love the Harmony Girl, background is beautiful! ❤️

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  3. Omgoodness! I love your cards! I had no idea,that acrylic paints could be used like this. I have a ton of acrylics that are sitting in a box. Thank you so much for sharing!
    --Phaline Mays

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  4. Oooh, la, la. I love their stamps, & my wallet knows it, LOL. This gives me new and interesting ways to use my newest acquisitions.

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  5. I LOVE your backgrounds. This has inspired me to take out some of the craft supplies I have not been using, some of them are brand new--never been used for years! Thank you.

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  6. I love these! And loved watching you make them. The girls are darling! I havent used my gelli plate in awhile ane i have loads if Zig painters but i need to practice more, thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. I love watching your videos! Harmony Girl was one of my first Angie Girls and is still my favorite. Thanks for the great tips!

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  8. Oh, wow! I love these cards! I'm anxious to try this. Thanks for the tips and the inspiration!

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  9. Very cool. Your backgrounds and coloring are amazing! Great cards!

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  10. I always love to watch you colour, as you make it look so easy! Love,love,love the combo of colours and mediums on the card fronts!

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  11. Love both of your cards!!! Thanks for sharing your coloring tips and the gel press!!

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  12. Wow! Each day gets better and better. At night I lay there so excited for what you have to share next! These stamp sets are two more going on my wish list! Your cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thank you for your wonderful video, so fascinating to see the use of the gelli plate

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  14. I love these cards and the backgrounds are really great. I am interested in getting a gelli plate. I am excited to see more awesome cards tomorrow!

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  15. Love them both!! the backgrounds are amazing!!

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  16. Your mixed media cards are beautiful! Enjoyed the video a lot!

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  17. I love the backgrounds! Thanks for the video! The demonstration really helps.

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  18. Amazing technique. Love both but my favorite was the background on Harmony Girl. Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Fantastic backgrounds! Thanks so much for the videos!

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  20. I love the rainy, misty look of the first card.

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  21. Great cards. Love the backgrounds with the gel press--I have never tried this. I like how you achieved the look of rain.

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  22. Do you ever wonder if noncrafters really appreciate all of the work you’ve put into that beautiful creation?

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  23. Great techniques, both with the coloring and the gel press. Thanks for doing the video for this - the gel press sure looks like fun.

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  24. These are beautiful! What cool backgrounds! Can I be you when I grow up?! LOL

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  25. beautiful cards. Love how the first one has a"raining" effect. At least it looks like it to me. :)

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  26. Love the girl in the rain I do not do or should say I have not tried mixed media but love how it looks like she is really walking in the rain

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  27. I love how you did your backgrounds, very pretty.

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  28. I love your backgrounds. I need to try a gel press!

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  29. Beautiful mixed media cards! The backgrounds are awesome! Love the pretty Angie Girls designs!

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  30. They are fabulous mixed media card!

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  31. i'm in love with how you created with Harmony Girl

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  32. Both are lovely but I am in love with the romance of the rain!! You created such a great mood with your coloring on that one! Also, the background polka dot on your Catherine card are AMAZING!!!!

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  33. Wow what great cards! The backgrounds really stand on their own even without Th great girl additions.

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  34. Wowza your cards are gorgeous!!

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  35. Your backgrounds are really beautiful !!
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  36. Hi Chris, I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You are just so positive and uplifting and I love your use of colors. Thanks so much.

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