I recently discovered the world of mixed media and I can’t seem to get enough! I love that there is basically nothing you can’t add to a project.
For this mixed media playing card box, I used a variety of different supplies to create a fun one-of-a-kind keepsake.
Here is the list:
- Wooden card box
- Old book pages
- Acrylic paint
- Liquitex matte gel
- Hand carved rubber stamp
- Black stamp ink
- Derwent Inktense pencils
- Sharpie pen
- White gel pen
- Water brush
- Paint brush
I started by covering the lid of the playing card box with torn pieces of old book pages, gluing the paper down with matte gel.
The next thing I did was to look at the text and see if any words about playing games jumped out at me. I circled the ones I found with a pencil. I then used my fingers (you can use a brush!) to add acrylic paint in some of my favorite colors randomly over the entire outside of the box, staying away from the words I had circled.
To soften the paint colors and make the background more cohesive, I added a thin layer of very watery white acrylic paint over the box. Once that was dry, I stamped on circles with one of my hand carved stamps. You can use the end of a paper towel roll to achieve a similar look.
To further jazz up the circles on the box, I added more color with the Inktense pencils and a waterbrush, circled the words and added background dots with a Sharpie pen, and finally added some highlights and swirls with a white gel pen.
I decided to keep the inside of the box simple with just a coat of white acrylic paint. I think it would have been too busy to add a color!
I love how the box came out! Of course, you don’t have to use it for playing cards. Business cards would fit great as would your favorite jewelry! It is a treasure box just waiting to be filled!
Thanks for creating along with me today! You can find out more about my creative world on my blog, Atop Serenity Hill.
Bio: My name is Consie Sindet and I live in Hunterdon County, NJ. I’ve been making a living with my painting skills for the past 15+ years. I taught decorative painting for over 10 years and also painted many murals in both private homes and businesses. I spend a large part of the summer face painting at parties and fairs. My newest obsession is with mixed media and art journaling and I am currently in the beginning stages of creating two online classes about doodling and beginner art journaling.