Sunday Postcard Art Mushroom

I love mushrooms and there aren’t a lot of mushroom themed products out there so I ended up making my own in todays project – the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge of mushrooms and toadstools.

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This was very complicated card.  I think I was experimenting more than anything.  I started with an embossed card using Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder.  I adhered the card along with crinkled tissue paper to a base card.  I then used my home-made stencils to color the toadstools with Tim Holtz Distress Paint.  I outlined the toadstools with a sharpie and added dimension with Inktense pencils.  The whole thing was then given a coat of Pan Pastels of green and blue (after preparing the surface with some absorbent ground).  I then added the stamps with Stazon ink.  The trees and grass stamps are by Judith and the butterfly and worm are by Fiskars.  The words are Hero Arts.

I decided to do a second one with different techniques and products.

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This one was done with Golden paint instead of the Distress paint.  I had a hard time figuring out how to tame the colors down.  I ended up using oil pastels for the shading, which didn’t work as I wanted them to.  The tree was The Crafters Workshop stencil used with Liquitex Blended Fibers medium mixed with some paint.  The mouse was a stamp from blockheadstamps.com, the leaves are Stampendous.  Some shading was done with Pan Pastels.  The dots and mouse are colored using Sakura pens.

I have a third in the works using Golden Glass Bead Gel and my home made stencils – but it isn’t finished.  I’ll load it later.  Thanks for stopping by!

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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4 Responses to Sunday Postcard Art Mushroom

  1. I am also a big lover of mushroom and postcards – great topic for this challenge..
    I wonder if it’s too late for me to have a go at this one..
    Looks fun..
    Love your cards – they have such a whimsy feel to them.. Will you post them out, or do you keep them..

    • Sam says:

      I will send them to someone. I’m not one to hang on to stuff. Not too late – it goes until this Saturday. Thanks for visiting! Glad you liked!!

  2. craftytrog says:

    Your ‘shrooms’ are gorgeous! Great postcard art!
    Alison x

  3. Sheila 77 says:

    These are lovely, I especially like the first one. Thanks for the detailed process description, I very much enjoyed that.

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