It's mixed media Tuesday and we have one of the masters herself joining us on the blog this morning! Please welcome Tammy Tutterow! Tammy has a fabulous tutorial all lined up that should inspire you to pull out some of those Ranger inks, paints and paste!
"Hello SCT readers! My name is Tammy Tutterow and I am so excited to be joining you today with a mixed media tutorial! I love the magic of creating with inks, paints, sprays and different mediums. I love that by combining and layering them with different surfaces and embellishments I can create something new and completely “me”.
Today I want to share how to create a simple card that will look like anything but simple to the recipient. It has a rich textured look while feeling shabby and vintage (two of my very favorite things!)
Cut a 4” x 6” piece of Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock to create a card front. Mist the cardstock with water.
Mist the cardstock with Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stains. As the spray mixes with the water it will run. Allow the spray and water to sit on the surface for several moments.
Dry the cardstock with a heat tool. If the cardstock is excessively wet, blot it lightly with a dry cloth before drying with the heat tool.
Place a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil over the cardstock. Use a palette knife to spread Ranger Texture Paste over the cardstock through the stencil. Scrape away any excess with the edge of the palette knife. The Texture Paste should only be as thick as the stencil.
Lift the stencil off. Rinse with water to remove any residue. Allow the Texture Paste to air dry or use a heat tool to speed up drying time.
Place the stencil back on the cardstock lining up the design with the dry Texture Paste design. Randomly apply Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks to the Texture Paste using an ink blending tool.
Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges and some areas of the Texture Paste design using an ink blending tool.
Dye a piece of Crinkle Ribbon using Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stains. Tie the dried ribbon around the cardstock and tie in a bow.
Select three pieces of Tim Holtz Ephemera. Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges of the pieces. Add curls and tears to the edges to add texture and age. Be sure to ink any tears and curls.
Arrange the pieces of ephemera under the ribbon on the cardstock. Secure each in place with adhesive.
Create a card to fit the cardstock piece using kraft cardstock. Adhere the card front to the card.
Ink the edges of the card with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Machine stitch through the front of the card along the ends of the ribbon.
Add a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub sentiment to one of the pieces of ephemera.
Paint the front of a large Tim Holtz Compass Coin. Dry the paint with a heat tool.
Sand the surface of the Compass Coin with a Sanding Grip.
Dab Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint onto the Compass Coin.
Heat the paint with a heat tool until almost dry.
Buff the coin with a dry cloth to remove the remaining wet paint.
Add age to the Compass Coin by dabbing Gathered Twigs onto the surface using an ink blending tool.
Buff the Compass Coin with a dry cloth to remove the excess ink.
Adhere the Compass Coin to the front of the card under the bow.
Supplies: Surfaces: Ranger Ink Kraft Cardstock, Mixed Media Cardstock; Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil- Lattice Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint: Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Picket Fence; Embellishments: Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, Compass Coins, Ephemera, Remnant Rubs; Mediums: Ranger Ink Texture Paste; Adhesive: Ranger Ink Adhesive Strips; Beacon 3 in 1; Tools: Ranger Ink Craft Sheet, Heat Took, Ink Blending Tool, Mister, Palette Knife; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sanding Grip, Remnant Rubs Stylus; Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors; paper trimmer
Don’t you just love the way the colors and texture layer together? It looks so rich! I love the way that the Texture Paste allows you to add design to the background that is subtle without competing for the focus. Maybe the best part of all is that it is so quick and easy to create!"