Mixed Media Art is turning 2!

To celebrate we would like you to share a card with us. It can be one you have made using a technique you have learnt here, at Mixed Media Art, or your own favourite technique.

It can be ANY type of card; birthday card, Christmas card, Thank-you card or even a “You’re great!” card!

 greeting cards with credit-card technique backgrounds

Leave a comment with a link to your card on your blog. Alternatively, if you don’t have a blog, send a picture of your card to CreateMixedMediaArt@gmail.com and we’ll post your cards for you at Birthday Celebration Cards.

Those participating have a chance to win a set of three cards to boost your festive season card making. A total of three presents will be sent out. The Mixed Media Art team will choose their three favourite cards to receive a present and contact you by email after the deadline.

Deadline: 30 November 2012.

Happy creating!

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Birthday Celebration Cards

Here are some of the handmade greetings cards that are helping us to
celebrate Mixed Media Art’s second birthday.

 

Mixed Media Art second birthday card

Patricia Davis

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handmade greeting card

Debbie Davis
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mixed media art and collage

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mixed media collage

 

Eileen Murray

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Quick and Simple Christmas Cards

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A simple Christmas card design that I have returned to again and again is to create your own Christmas tree stamp from a kitchen sponge. It can easily be stamped onto card using cheap paints and decorated in many ways, depending on how much time you have or if the kids want to help.

Get all of your supplies ready; green paint, kitchen sponge, old plate or meat tray, newspaper and your blank cards, already folded in half. An old towel or paper towel to clean up any spills is always a good idea.

mixed media greeting cards

Cut out a tree shape out of your sponge. If you feel you are artistically challenged, simply cut out a long triangle, with a small square at the bottom. You can always make it more intricate if you are feeling particularly inspired.

mixed media Christmas greeting cards

Let’s get the kids involved – put the green paint onto the old plate and squish the sponge into it. Do a few test stamps first onto the newspaper, until you get a clear print across the whole shape. Line it up with the blank card, checking it will open the right way, and press the sponge down gently. Then lift it straight up and move onto the  next card.

mixed media Christmas cards

Check each print to see if you need to add more paint. Take care when moving the newly printed cards. Leave them to dry. Check your hands often to see if you are getting too much paint on them – take a break to wash hands to prevent smudgy prints on your lovely cards.

When the cards are dry it is time to decorate them. See what you have on hand – some sparkly stickers or stars? Some glitter glue? Any small bits of paper you have kept, just in case?

A simplest way to decorate your tree is to use an ordinary office holepunch (empty out the office waste first) and punch coloured paper or old magazines, creating lots of coloured circles. Remove them from the holepunch base and stick using a glue stick them onto your trees to look like Christmas baubles.

mixed media Christmas cards

And there you have it; simple Christmas cards for all of your friends and family.

Mixed Media Christmas cards

These have been decorated with glitter glue (like Stickles Glitter Glue Silver), markers and punched circles, with gold star stickers on top.

Happy creating!

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Family Capers showcases MMA articles

Family Capers has showcased two articles by Michelle:

Making Christmas Cards with the kids

Dispelling the “I can’t do it” Myths of Creativity

Come and have a look!

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Family Capers is an interactive and supportive community network, promoting fun and encouraging social aspects for you and your family. We are all about getting the most from family life and offering support the families in our community.

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