Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day


I made cards for the special day.
Here is how I created them.

To create the background I used this stencil in both 12x12 and 6x6 sizes.

On mixed media paper once the paint was dried, I sprayed the paper with water and drips of different shades of green and blue inks on the paper.  I then sprayed it with more water and watched it spread.
I let it air dry.

To create to the rose focal I used this stencil.

I used light modeling paste though the stencil onto a piece of mixed media paper.
I sprinkled on glass beads and gently pressed them into the paste.
Used acrylic inks and water on the modeling paste. 
I just dripped it on the modeling paste and watch it spread.
Its really fun to do.

When it dries it looks like this.
Depending on the look of the flower I add highlights of glitter or pearl paint to the flowers and leaves. I cut out each flower and the leaves.

With the addition of lace I put the cards together.
Here are a few samples of the cards.
The roses are different on each one.

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Happy Mother's Day
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is so gorgeous Karenliz! I love how the Believe Script turned out looking like part of the background foliage. Also I love the lace draping!

  2. Karenliz, these are gorgeous!!! I want to try this technique too!! Will you teach me? Your cards are stunning and I would buy a set! xo

    1. Thank you Jackie. I can show you at the retreat!!!