Hex Layers

Hex Layers

Happy Thursday!

 

I thought I would try something a little bit different today and dip my fingers into mix media *insert uncertain face* haha!

 

As you know I am a clean and simple card maker and crafter at heart. I love the fresh crispness and open spaces. So my style of mixed media still reflects this a little in some respects. Anyway, today I am using the Tim Holtz Hex Layering Stencil.

 

It was part of my mystery bag and although it isn't something I would have purchased myself, I am pleased it was in there because it has given me a chance to try something new and have some creative fun.

 

 

I've made two cards I am sharing today using the stencil. This first card uses the stencil with Distress Oxide Inks in Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Picked Raspberry. I started by inking through the stencil onto a white piece of smooth card blending Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Picked Raspberry, from bottom to top.

 

 

I then moved the stencil up slightly and inked the colours in a different combination. I then removed the stencil and used Scattered Straw to blend over the top. Such a fun and funky design. I finished the deisgn with a sentiment from Concord & 9th Everyday Greetings embossed in white.

 

 

For my second card I decided to use Peacock Feathers to ink my entire background. I then placed the stencil and used Picked Raspberry to blend over the top as I knew it would create a nice purple tone.

 

 

This time I turned the stencil a full 180 degrees and used some stencil glimmer paste to create the top layer. Again I added the Happy Birthday sentiment from Concord & 9th Everyday Greetings.

 

If you don't have stencil paste you could easily achieve this effect with black ink, leave the stencil in place as it dries and then sponge your VersaMark ink pad over and emboss with a clear sparkle embossing powder.

 

I hope you have enjoyed this clean & simple styled mixed media from me today! Have a lovely and creative Thursday.

 

Crafty Hugs Bev