Saturday, November 15, 2014

Autumn Mixed Media Card for Leaky Shed Studio

I created this mixed media card for our daughter-in-law. As you can see, she adores purple which pairs beautifully with autumn oranges, golds, and yellows. I've featuring one of Leaky Shed Studio's gorgeous new release chipboard pieces, the Autumn Leaf Crown along with a classic Victorian Oval Frame

I had so much fun stamping, misting, and glittering the background created on a piece of mixed media water color paper. 

Tips and Techniques
To paint the Autumn Leaf Crown, I watered down some gold metallic paint and brushed it across the bare chipboard. I wanted just a gold shimmer, rather than a heavy metallic look. Once dry, I brushed orange Twinkling H20's randomly across the leaves, and heat set. These paints are no longer available in stores, but you could also mix up any watercolor paint and mix with mica for shimmer or even brush on a sparkling mist.

The Victorian Oval Frame is painted black, then lightly brushed with gold metallic paint. 

The mixed media background was applied to a piece of white mixed media paper brushed with clear gesso. I've stamped and misted using stencils to create the color and design. I randomly applied gel medium and sprinkled with microbeads and chunky glass glitter. 

The rose is edged with Prima's new Art Sugar super fine glitter, and I misted the natural dried phalaris grass with Prima's luscious Sorbet Color Bloom Spray to color it a golden yellow.

One final shot. You can really see here how the colors vary on the chipboard giving the feel of autumn leaves.

Autumn Leaf Crown (New Release)

Other Products
Petaloo ~ Botanica Collection – Minis Yellow #1101103
KaiserCraft ~ Paper Blooms – Aubergine
Natural Dried Phalaris Grass
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear; Black
Golden ~ Soft Gel - Matte
Ranger ~ Archival Ink – Jet Black
Prima ~ Color Bloom Spray Mist – Pressed Petal; Sorbet
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Sugar Plum Fairy
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Tiger Lily
Twinkling H20’s ~ Orange Pearl; Black Cherry
Jacquard ~ Lumiere – Sunset Gold
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage – Glass Glitter Bronze; Lavender
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads – Fire Opal
Prima ~ Art Sugar - Charcoal
Prima ~ Clear Stamp #545055
Stampendous ~ Clear Stamps – Hope Verses
Inky Antics ~ Clear Stamp Set – Magnificent Men
Stampers Anonymous ~ Layering Stencil – Dot Fade
Americana Classic ~ Stencil – Jacobean Floral
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote Matte Varnish
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots 
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks

Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. I just love these colors. everything about it is absolutely wonderful!! =)

  2. Very beautiful. You do some really lovely work.
    Hugs Maz

  3. Gliter-licious! And that frame looks almost brass.....fabulous techniques - as always, thanks for being so generous with sharing your techniques:):)

  4. This is such a pretty card, love the sparkles and earthy colors! I am sure it will be loved!

  5. Gorgeous card!! Love the sparkle and the beautiful rich colors! The spray looks stunning on the background!!

  6. Just gorgeous and I love the details as always!!!

  7. WOW, Tracey! This is so beautiful! I love your grungy look and gorgeous design! Simply amazing, as always, my friend!

  8. gorgeous card Tracey and the colours you've used and just amazing!

  9. What a fabulous card, I love looking at all your projects, each one is fantastic.

    Hugs, Lori m

  10. wow . so rich and glittery ... sooooooooooo beautiful, love your work x

  11. So rich and elegant--a beautiful card, Tracey!



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