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Just Breathe - Mixed Media Mandala Tutorial

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Mixed Media Tutorial - Art Journal
Step 1. Start your page by applying Black Texture paste through your favourite mandala stencils .  Use a palette knife, dry.

Step 2. Apply a glaze over page, paint on lightly and wipe off with soft cloth.  I have used Deco Art Vintage Effects.  When this is dry, add a white glaze, wipe back as much or little as you prefer.

Step 3, Using different sized bottle lids, dip into black paint and stamp circle impressions over your work, repeat this later with white paint. Use a background script stamp with archival black ink and stamp image randomly into background.

Step 4. Use an wooden carved block stamp to add extra patterns to the background.  I have used Deco Art Metallic paint.  Add gold shading to page using gold wax, {any brand}, I have applied mine with my finger.  You can highlight different aspects of your design or just the page edges.

Step 5. Stencil your chosen words onto page with paint. Add your embellishments. I have used some printed laze…

" I will write Peace" Mixed Media Tutorial

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"I will write Peace" Mixed Media Tutorial Try this in your art journal or on a canvas, both will have great results!

This our background, to make this effect use a scraper or palette knife and apply texture/modelling paste over your background surface in random applications. Does not have to cover 100%, but at least 80%.  You want to create some texture, so don't make it too smooth!  Dry with a hairdryer. I have used a combination of colours of acrylic paints, for this project "thinner' paints work better then the heavier body brands. Using a 1" basecoating brush quickly paint in sections of your background, leaving the darker Paynes Grey colour to the bottom, as they are thin paints you can wet on wet blend the colours as they meet together. Dry.  Using a medium weight sandpaper, sand over your project, this will highlight your initial texture layer. Using  a fan brush speckle over your piece with thinned Gesso. I have used a circle stencil to create the …

Sending my Love with Daisies

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Mixed Media Tutorial - Canvas Version above -  Journal Version Below The month of March saw us creating this piece at Bella Paperie, Quite a few people couldn't make the class due to self isolating restrictions etc.  Hope you take the instructions from here and create your own version of "Daisy" Happy Creating
Step 1.  Cover your entire page or canvas with papers.  I have chosen a letter/postcard and envelope theme.  Use matte medium to adhere your papers making sure to add a top coat over the paper as well. Try to remove any air bubbles as you glue!  When dry apply white Gesso to a piece of bubble wrap, (I like to use a Brayer to spread it out) and then apply the bubble print to random areas of your surface.  If you look at the photo you can just make out the bubble circles on top of the paper.

Step 2 Using a water sprayer , lightly wet the surface , then spray over your work with brown spray ink. I have used walnut ink which i made up in a spray bottle from walnut cry…

Goodbye 2019....

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Goodbye Kisses Last Art Journal Project for 2019

Use a large piece of slightly damp car sponge for this background, have a palette of Dark Blue/Navy, Titanium White, Dark Violet/ Dark Pink  Sponge darker colours onto your journal first, blending as you go, add the white sponged highlights last.

Pencil in your horizon line, then using a filbert brush paint in your moonlit water, using cool blues of your choice, add navy or (Paynes Grey) shadow strokes and Titanium White highlight strokes.  Use a circle stencil for the moon, lightly sponge it in with white Gesso. Use a damp fan brush dipped in Titanium white and speckle the sky, then use a damp toothbrush dipped in the white and flicked for finer speckles.   Choose a silhouette design, print it out then cut around the shape, lay paper shape on journal, trace around it with pencil. Use a small paintbush loaded with Black acrylic paint and fill in shape.

Along the horizon line paint in black land and treeline. Stencil in your tree branch…