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SOC–White On White

2014 April 9

Hello folks and happy Wednesday!  It’s a brand new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters with moi as your hostess.

When it comes to cards, what am I drawn to?  What is my fail safe fall back whenever I don’t have any mojo or papers/elements just don’t seem to come together?  Anyone?

Lots of WHITE space!  That’s right!  As much as I love bright, juicy colors, there is something so classic and elegant about a white card or even a canvas with lots of different hues of white.

With that being said, the challenge is White on White!

For once I actually had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to create.  The only question in my mind was if I was going to create a card with or without some form of mixed media technique.

Well, I’m excited to say I created a card featuring a mixed media created background (insert cheesy grin.)


Can you see it?  The subtle tone on tone background?  So hard to capture the subtle marks.

I basically pulled out every white acrylic paint I owned.  You would be amazed at the subtle difference in white paints.  I used a piece of regular drawing paper to make random circles using Using a brayer I applied several layers of white paint, each layer being a different white paint.  I also scraped on a light layer of Splash of Color Mother of Pearl, followed by another layer of paint.  The first up close picture captured the slight sheen of the Mother of Pearl even with the added white acrylic layer.  The bottom picture was shot to try to capture my wax resist marks.  I darkened both pictures a bit in Photoshop to show the resist, the sheen and the subtle difference in white hues.


I really love the subtle tone on tone.  And in the picture above you can even see the different whites because I would only brayer one white paint once, other white paint I would brayer repeatedly.  I have a hard time explaining it, should have taped it but I was having way too much fun just playing.  I’m definitely going to try this with other colors!

Next it was time to add the sentiment which is from Unity Stamp Company’s Quote Bundle Pack.  I’ve had that bundle since it first came out and love it.  Popped the mixed media sentiment panel onto some foam mounting tape, added the crinkled seam ribbon which got a ‘white’ treatment with Dylusions Ink and Distress Stain.


Super simple and still got my “mixed media” fix in Smile.  Now for even more elegant, gorgeous inspiration and all the details for this classic-elegant challenge, head over to The Sisterhood of Crafters.  You are bound to be inspired and we hope you’ll join us!  Can’t wait to see what you create!


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3 Responses
  1. nise permalink
    April 9, 2014

    Perfectly Perfect!  LOVE that quote!  Love the texture and W.O.W. of white on white.  Hope your week is winding down nicely.  

  2. April 10, 2014

    Beautiful card…so elegant and gorgeous!!!!

  3. April 10, 2014

    Hi Micki, 

    What beautiful work you did on your card, its just wonderful. I really like your sentiment. I am so enjoying visiting DT's site's and looking at your blogs. So happy to be joining you all for the month of April as a new Step-sister. 😀

    Deborah – your new Step-sister from The Sisterhood

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