Here’s a great miniature art project if you’re just starting to learn about mixed media. You don’t need a lot of supplies and you can mix and match with things you may have in your home.
This miniature art project was inspired by a few things Joe found for me (which he usually challenges me to see how I can use it in some type of mixed media project.
My first instinct was to use it as an artist trading card for a swap that I’m participating in (at ArtPlace.ca) then thought this would be the perfect opportunity to show you how flexible this design is, whether you make it as a miniature art project to be framed, an artist trading card or to adhere to the face of card stock for a hand-crafted greeting card.
If you want to use this for an artist trading card, you can save on shipping costs by swapping out the “greetings” wood die cut and print it. FontSquirrel.com has some nice fonts to choose from…actually, there are a ton of free font websites for you to pick a font if you don’t already have one installed. Print the quote on white or tinted card stock so it’s sturdy and cut it out. To save time, print out a bunch of quotes on card stock so you can use them in the future.
Greetings from the Past
Miniature Art Project
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 300lb Watercolour Paper
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
- Green Gold – DMFA14
- Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
- Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide – DMFA42
- DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister: White – DMM12
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: Festive Green – DA261
Prep and Mediums
- DecoArt Media Matte Medium – DMM20
- DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
- DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze – TG01
Tools and Accessories
- Application and Texture Tools – DAS221
- Americana Gloss Enamels Stencil Dauber – DABK21
- Dual Sided Pouncers – DABK19
- Royal Brush Majestic
- 3/4″ Wash – R4700
- #6, 10 & 12 Shader – R4150
- #3/0 Round – R4250
- Royal Soft-Grip
- #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425
- Clear Choice
- 1/4″ White Bristle Dome – 1113
- Decorative Ribbon with Wire Edge
- Decorative Mess Ribbon
- Metallic Leaf
- “Greetings” Wood Quote
- Vintage Postage Stamp
- Note: feel free to substitute and use what you have
- Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
- Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
- Mister Bottle Filled with Water
- Paper Towels
- Baby, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
- Heat Gun
- Hot Glue Gun
- DecoArt – DecoArt.com
- Royal Brush – RoyalBrush.com
- Unstick – Unstick.ca
- The vintage postage stamp is from my stash that’s a few years old. I did some checking and found a website with the free printable, as well the original designer. Visit: GoMakeSomething.com for the printable and Ten Two Studios for the Designer
- The embellishments and ribbon is from the $ store.
- “Greetings” quote found at Michaels
Ready to Make This?
I have a question...
What is the strangest type of trim or ribbon you’ve used in an art project? please share in the comments below.