Mixed-media layers tutorial, handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #homemade

Mixed-media – the term seemed quite frightening to me and brought to mind complex art journalling, and yet when I thought about it, I’ve been using a type of mixed-media for years. After all, the definition is “more than one medium used in creation”. This card, uses ink blending, heat embossing, stencilling, and die-cutting and so does fit the definition. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

MIXED-MEDIA LAYERS

Mixed-media layers tutorial, handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #homemade

I don’t’ think I’ll ever go down the ‘full-on” mixed-media route, but I like this pared-down version.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Mixed-media layers tutorial, handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #homemade

STEP BY STEP HOW TO

Mixed-media layers tutorial, handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #homemade

TAKEAWAYS

Mixed-media layers tutorial, handmade card by Debby Hughes using supplies from Simon Says Stamp #watercolor #homemade

What I like about this background is the way everything fades and blends. Your eye wanders over the detail as it moves from one element to another – the text fading out along the one side, the embossed stencil design hinting at daisies that overlap and of course my love of a soft watercolour background to compliment the white highlights. One thing I debated for a long time was whether to embellish the butterflies body, but I love how it came out in the end, particularly the layering of the Rose Triad and the Eggshell Pearl.

FURTHER EXAMPLES

Thinking of previous examples of mixed-media, my mind immediately went to the background of this card using Nuvo Expanding Mousse over a stamped and watercoloured background which created a moody feeling to the girl with the umbrella from the Follow The Rainbows set. You can find the original post here.

This bright and happy card has a glittery Triangle Blast stencil design overlaying a white heat embossed Pretty Peonies watercoloured background. You can find the original post here.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Items marked with an asterisk (*) provided by a store or the manufacturer. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

* SSS DAISY BOUQUET Stencil
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* SSS DEVONSHIRE BUTTERFLY Wafer Die
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* SSS YOU ARE BACKGROUND
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* SSS JUST BECAUSE WORD MIX 2 set
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* SSS JUST BECAUSE WORD MIX 2
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* SSS WORD MIX 2 Wafer Dies
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Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad DRIED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Therm O Web PIXIE SPRAY
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Daniel Smith at Simon Says STAMP!
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Finetec MICA WATERCOLOR PEARLESCENT…
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Winsor Newton WHITE GOUACHE
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* Tonic ROSE TRIADS Nuvo Pure Sheen…
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Tonic BUBBLEGUM BLUSH GLOSS Nuvo…
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* Tonic FAIRY WINGS Nuvo Dream Drops
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards…
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* SSS BLENDER BRUSH
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* Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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SSS White Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD
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* SSS IVORY Card
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Scrapbook Adhesives WHITE FOAM Squares
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* Hero Arts Misti at Simon Says STAMP
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* Hero Arts MISTI MINI BLACK
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Hero Arts MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD
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* Hero Arts MISTI BAR MAGNATE Black
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE
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Scor-Pal Mini Scoring Board
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors
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TWEEZERS
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T SQUARE RULER
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH
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SSS Embossing Powder Storage
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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