Design gorgeous layered cards that highlight your artistic flair! Follow along as designer Shari Carroll shows you techniques that add intriguing depth and visual appeal to your projects. Learn how to layer color for unique inked backgrounds and transform patterned paper into custom backdrops. Then, create texture with gel mediums and discover tips for achieving a shabby-chic look. Expand your creativity with embossing, crackle paste and a pattern transfer technique for beautifying chipboard. Move on to making simple materials sing with cute and vintage DIY embellishments, and be ahead of the trend with Shari's techniques for shaker cards and incredible "floating" cutouts! Lastly, discover Shari's tips for finishing touches that will tie your mixed media cards together and get ready to take these techniques to art journals, home decor and more!
Meet designer Shari Carroll and preview the mixed media techniques you'll learn to make gorgeous handcrafted cards. Get started by creating three unique inked backgrounds using stamps and stencils. You'll also discover Shari's method of building up layers of color for stunning results.
Transform patterned paper into textured collaged backgrounds that will elevate any card design! Learn how to create a clean and cohesive background. Then, pull out your gel medium to achieve a lovely shabby-chic effect with Shari's expert tips and tricks.
Expand your creative possibilities by incorporating textural mediums into your work. Using embossing paste, crackle paste and more, Shari demonstrates how to add another layer of visual interest and texture to your cards for a variety of effects. Plus, discover an innovative pattern transfer technique to enhance chipboard!
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