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Key to Your Own Happiness (Tropicals Mixed Media Kit) - with Lisa

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Hey everyone! It's Lisa back with you today to showcase another one of the fabulous Mixed Media kits exclusive to Barnes & Noble. Today I'll be using the Tropical Mixed Media Kit.

Tropical Mixed Media Kit
This is a 23 piece kit chock FULL of amazingness!! Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Five Gelatos® in the following colors: Snow Cone, Margarita Mix, Watermelon, Raspberry, and Metallic Melon.
  • Two Mistine Bottles
  • One Drip Dropper
  • One Dot Dabber
  • One Palette Knife
  • One Stipple Brush
  • 10 Mixed Media Stencils
  • One Texture Luxe™ in Pearl
  • And a technique guide

The bright and cheery Gelatos® colors in this kit are sure to warm you up during cooler weather. 

I knew right away when I saw the stencils included in this kit that I wanted to use the stencil with the keys. I've been reading a lot of quotes lately about happiness and I made up my own based on this stencil (at least I think I did...:D )

Here is how I made the card:

Rub the Gelatos® from the kit all over watercolor paper. Use fingers to blend.

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Using a mister bottle filled with water, mist the paper quite heavily and allow the Gelatos® to drip and blend further. Allow to dry.

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When dry...

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Using Palette Knife from the kit, scoop out a small amount of the Texture Luxe™ Pearl and place onto work surface. Mist with water. Dip Stipple Brush into the mixture. Pull back onto the bristles of the brush and allow the Texture Luxe™/water mixture to "flick" onto the paper.

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Place the stencil with the keys where you'd like it to be and then using the Palette Knife, scoop a small amount of the Texture Luxe™ Pearl and spread it over the stencil. Lift the stencil straight up. (Prior to the Texture Luxe™ drying I pushed a sequin into it.)

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Using another stencil with arrows I repeat the technique, but using Whipped Spackle and selectively stencilling the arrows I wanted.

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Using some of the Stamper's Big Brush Pens (May Green #170, Magenta #133, Cobalt Green #156, Light Cobalt Turquoise #154, Pink Madder Lake #129) trace around the arrows and then use a paintbrush with a small amount of water to soften and blend the edges.

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Trim the panel to size, distress the edges and add color to the edges using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Magenta #133. Embellish with sequins, if desired, and add to card base. 

The quote reads, "Happiness is the key, you are the destination" and it was created using a VERY old school Dymo label maker.

I hope you've enjoyed the card and tutorial today!

SUPPLIES:
Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Mixed Media Kit - Tropical
Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Collapsible Water Cup
Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Pens: May Green #170, Cobalt Green #156, Light Cobalt Turquoise #154, Magenta #133, Pink Madder Lake #129 

Lisa Sig

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Shilpa

Great card and tutorial, Lisa, love those bright tropical colors on it. Fabulous quote!

Carisa

I absolutely love your cards, Lisa - you already know but I wanted to tell you again! :D

Debbie Siddle

Lovely card and gelatos set.

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