Posted: November 15th, 2023 by

Spellbound | Mixed Media Card

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today. Lynda is here with a tutorial for this awesome mixed media card, bringing Harry Potter vibes! Lynda used our brilliant FREE YOUR IMAGINATION stamp set and A to Z stencil.

This week’s project for Visible Image uses the magical ‘Free Your Imagination’ stamp set and ‘A to Z’ stencil. Such a great combination!


It’s been a while since I have used my gel plate, so I decided to play around with it to create a circular background for this card. 

I began by adding a thin layer of Paynes Grey paint to the plate with a brayer and laying the stencil over the top. It’s important to remember to reverse the stencil so that when the print is pulled it’s the right way round. 

I lay a piece of card over the top and rubbed the back carefully to lift the paint from the empty spaces. This gave me a great monochrome print to use another day.

I carefully removed the stencil and brayered on Salvaged Patina distress paint and white acrylic paint. 

I am always  excited to see what emerges when I pull a gel print, and this was no exception. It turned out exactly as I had hoped!

When the paint was completely dry I stamped and embossed the bird in the corner. 

On an inky mop up sheet I stamped the ink bottle, quill and book. I stamped the book twice and fussy cut the top pages to decoupage to add more dimension.

Before I adhered these and the sentiment I stamped some ink splats around the bottom to help pull the whole piece together.

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Wow what an amazing card! The gel print with the A to Z stencil looks so cool with these stamps! Thank you for your great tutorial too Lynda ♡

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