CORRUGATED CARDBOARD – Don’t throw it away! Transform this common toss-away into a beautiful, textured card.

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Cardboard box dividers

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Dividers torn into pieces and top layer of paper stripped off.

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Mix some acrylic paint into gesso.

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Paint onto prepared cardboard pieces.

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When gesso is dry, swipe over with a variety of colored inks.

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Assemble a selection of small images.

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Stamp the edges of your blank cards with backgrounds

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Layer the cardboard pieces and a variety of embellishments until you are happy with the composition.

Finished card. Heart was die cut on my Big Shot with a Sizzix Embosslit.

Finished card. Heart was die cut on my Big Shot with a Sizzix Embosslit.

Finished card. Note that edges of card have additional inking. Burlap heart was cut on my Big Shot with a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die.

Finished card. Note that edges of card have additional inking. Burlap heart was cut on my Big Shot with a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die.

These embellishments are not yet glued down, but I wanted to show it here and was impatient!

These embellishments are not yet glued down, but I wanted to show it here and was impatient!

Larger heart was fussy cut from a homemade template and inked around the edge.

Larger heart was fussy cut from a homemade template and inked around the edge.

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5 responses to “CORRUGATED CARDBOARD – Don’t throw it away! Transform this common toss-away into a beautiful, textured card.

  1. Loving these, they are just beautiful … Mixed Media always throws me, I’m still at the learning stage with this art, I feel this one I could achieve, thank you for sharing this. There gorgeous..

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  2. Ms. A. Flowers–YOU are good! Very impressed with images and descriptions in tutorial. Thank you for making it easy to access, also. PS–I don’t read my Email as often as fb its a different search engine (or website?)–I pinned to Pinterest too–so I can follow easily either way. Keep making your art and continue to inspire!!

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    • Hi Lunette! This is new territory for me! Documenting each step was so time-consuming, but worth it, I think. Also I’m still trying to figure out how to add more description to the text! I’ll prob add any blog posts to my FB timeline so that you will see them there. Thanks for following and pinning. I should do more pinning myself! ♥

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