"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 also used some images from Tim Holtz Botanicals Paper and some flowers from a Stamperia
Collage your paper pieces and adhere them to your page with matte medium.
You can fussy cut some images and tear around others, overlap and just be creative!
Step 4. I have now added a stencil detail to the background and in amongst the collage pieces, I chose a Decoart Gold Metallic acrylic paint for this
. At this point I also went around my page edges with Tim Holts Distress Ink in "Vintage Photo", you can also smudge a little of this over your papers to take away the 'white' look, it helps fade the images into the background.
Step 5.Nearly Finished! I have stamped some leaf images straight onto the paper around my collage. Using a fan brush I have speckled lightly over the project with thinned white paint.
Now add a little Tim Holtz Distressed Crayon in Black around your girls hair, rub your finger over the crayon to smudge it out and create a little shadow around her.
Next I have used a stencil rose of my own design to add white roses to my page. For this I have used
Allow to dry naturally for best crackle effects.
Step 6. Okay final last details now. Stamp some more ink leaves around your white roses.
I then chose to add some Decoart crackle paste leaves using a stencil to fill in my page a little more.
I think she is finished!
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