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Better Things Ahead - Journal Page Tutorial

"Better Things Ahead" Mixed Media Journal Tutorial     Step 1 . Background. One side of the double page spread take  a piece of acrylic lace, then swipe through some texture paste with a palette knife for a great stenciled pattern!  On the other page, use the white backing paper from a paper napkin, crumple it and then spread over the page, glue down with matte medium, creases and all! Allow to Dry.     Step 2. Add a vintage antiqued background colour. I have used #Decoartvintageeffectswash I have used all of these 3 colours in different parts of my page.  Paint on the colour, leave maybe 30 seconds, use a paper towel to remove excess paint, creating a vintage look, if you want to remove more colour , next use a baby wipe. I love this product!     Step 3 . Stamp the images you want to use in your collage on lunch wrap paper using an Archival Ink Pad. I am sure most have a collection of stamps that will work fro this project.  I have a

Vintage Cameo Clipboard - Mixed Media Tutorial

  Vintage Cameo Clipboard     Step 1.  Basecoat clipboard and metal clip in desired colour. I have used an A5 board for this project. I have use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Print out a laser  image on paper. Apply #DecoArt Photo Transfer Medium over the paper image, and adhere onto board. Wait for the paper to dry.     Step 2 Apply water to the paper and gently rub of the backing with your fingers to reveal the transferred image. Choose a stencil to your liking. and stencil in the whole background using a foam wedge in grey acrylic paint.     Steps 3 and 4 Sand over the stenciling with fine sandpaper to give a distress look to your background. Use matte medium to adhere your vintage image in place ( This one is from the Pion range, Grandmas Attic) Collage some script papers and washi tape into your background.     Step 5 Paint in your circles for flowers and leaves. You may also choose to stencil flowers if you prefer .     Step 6 &am

Vintage Romance Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

Recently I taught this workshop in a beautiful store called Bella Paperie at Brendale, Queensland I thought I would post the tutorial here for others to share! May your creativity be inspired and blessed! Step 1. Using stencils and modelling paste, add your texture to canvas. When dry paint over in a dark colour, I have used burnt Umber. Rub a little Vaseline over the edges and texture, basecoat over the entire canvas with your background colour. I have used #decoartAmericana D├ęcor Chalky Finish in the colour "Lace"   Step 2. Adhere your collage papers to the canvas, I used Decoart Decou-Paige matte sealer.Apply a little Gesso over canvas to tone down the colours of papers.   Step 3. Place your stencil into position. This stencil is my own design and can be purchased by contacting me directly.     Step 4. Add a little green paint in amongst you roses and leaves using a small sponge.   Step 5. Use some acrylic or ink spray into the back