woensdag 24 februari 2016

Playing with stencils and mixed media


A tutorial for you today - a big background to be cut up in several pieces - 7 to be precise (5 cards, 2 ATC's )

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Start on a larger piece of paper (I used a piece slightly bigger than A4), and adhere some book paper randomly onto the page. 
Scribble some color onto it with watercolor crayons.

Paint over it with watered-down gesso to blend the colors. Start with one color, clean the brush and start on another color - otherwise some of it will turn into mud!
At this stage I decided to take most of the color off with a damb cloth, and scraped gesso over the background with an old creditcard. (This is called trial and error, lol).
Now add some white structure paste randomly over several stencils... I chose background ones.


Cut the background into several useful pieces. 

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Tap some Brusho powder onto the card background, spray with water and leave to dry. Repeat this with a second color (the red is Bistre). 
Add some stamping and a stamped image.  


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 A second card I've finished, with fish. I did this with the same process as the first card, I used brown Brusho (yes, it's got all these colors in it!). 


You can still see the original background color in places. 




This post as 
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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STENCILS USED: 
Of course The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project, as I am in their design team.
LOVE these stencils!

TCW502 Impressions 12x12



TCW586 Raven Mosaic 12x12

10 opmerkingen:

  1. Fabulous and a great step by step! Love the effect of the brushos over the texture and gesso!

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  2. Ziet er prachtig uit, dank voor de stap voor stap uitleg.

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  3. Fabulous tutorial and a wonderful outcome for both of your cards! Thank you for sharing your process!

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  4. Ziet er weer heel mooi uit, zoals gewoonlijk. Toch maar eens wat gesso en pasta aanschaffen? ;-)

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  5. Loving this Ellie... both cards are gorgeous!
    Thanks for the tutorial, it's always really enjoyable and useful to know the process.
    Have a nice day, big hugs
    Coco xx

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  6. Wonderful work, thanks so much for explaining so well,enthralling and inspiring !!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love them!

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