To start, I cut my Art Trading Cards (3.5” by 2.5”) out of 110lb card stock, then did a thin coat of gesso over the top.
Next, I cut scrap papers to use on the background and applied them using matte gel medium.
I used a bit of black paint and distress oxides (listed below) on my background.
I then did a white wash on both the lightbulb and the fly chipboard pieces.
I used a bright yellow embossing powder on the lightbulbs and used a pigment powder to colour the flies with.
I used a white gel pen to make markings on the tail end of the flies.
All the pieces were adhered down with gel medium, then I added white and teal paint splatters all over.
I also used a bit of the teal pigment around the edges to tie it all together.
South Ridge Trading Company Products:
Other Products Used:
- Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink: Distress Oxides – Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Acrylic Paint in Black and White
- Magical, Pigment Powder in Tibetan Poppy Teal
- Embossing powder
These little cards are so much fun to create and trade. I hope you give it a try.
Thanks for looking,