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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March New Releases from QKD

It's March, and with a new month comes new releases from QKD!  One of them is called "Patches the Hippie Girl" by artist Terrell Dorfeo.  Patches looks like she is high on life, and everything is groovy, baby!!
I used mixed media to make this card.  I am very much into mixed media right now, and wondered how paint, matte medium and designer napkins would look on a card.  I showed my daughter, who is in her third year of art in high school.  She said she liked it because it was "different".  The texture is very different, and even though the finish is supposed to be matte, it has a bit of a shine to it.  What do you think?
I added a few layers of designer tie-dye napkin first, removing the thin backing first and then tearing the bottom for a rough look.  I colored my image with Copics, then positioned it on the card with Pop Dots for added dimension.  I stamped the sentiment "groovy" with an alpha set and colored in the letters with black Copic and white acrylic paint.
To frame Patches, I drew a peace sign, then placed "flower power" embellies around her.  I added a VW Beetle button, and finished off my card with some white acrylic painted dots and white inked edges to lighten it up.
I had fun trying this technique on a new venue, and would do it again.  Have you tried mixed media yet?  It is "far out, dude"!!  
Meanwhile, check out more of the Queen's new releases at the shoppe!


Just Me said...

Beautiful card, so colorful. Darling hippy girl.

Gloria Blenkhorn said...

Love the grooves!! Real Funk art.
You move me.