Friday 22 May 2015

Mixed media tutorial

Hello friends!!!
Neha here, with another inspirational post for this month and today I am sharing a tutorial on  mixed media with you all. Lulupu store has recently added lots of new yummy products be it pattern papers, stencils, mixed media stamps, die- cuts etc. Grab them before they get out of stock.

For today's post I have made a mixed media canvas based on this month's challenge theme (color palette and use of wings). The dress form die cut from Tim Holtz was lying with me from a long time and finally I decided to use it seeing this month's theme. Distressed its edges using DI worn lipstick and dressed it using laces. Wings are made with butterfly die cuts where two of them have been partially layered on each other. Colored them with DIs and added stickles glitter over them, The background was done using some homemade sprays and DIs (Peacock feathers and worn lipstick). I have used the new Prima stencils (Harlequin, Floral petites) and stamps, Heidi swapp mixed media stamps (Music notes, Script). Flowers are all handmade as I love making my own flowers, using different dies from Tim Holtz and Cherry lynn. Used stickles glitter over the flowers and wood veneers also.
Few close ups

Look at the texture and sparkle

Here is the step by step pictorial
1. Started with a chipboard and gessoed it twice.

2. Thereafter stated adding colors by using some homemade sprays in teal and pink color.Also splattered some color drops. Added some more color usig DIs (Peacock feathers and worn lipstick).

3. Did some stamping using Heidi Swapp mixed media stamps and archival jet black ink. These stamps are perfect for creating a mixed media background.  I have also used finnabair's vintage vanity stamp at some places.

4. Added next layer with Ranger's texture paste and the new Prima Stencils. I just love these stencils. At some places I have used Holographic EP over the texture paste while it was still wet. The EP sticks to the wet texture paste and then set it with the heat tool. It gives a sparkling effect to the texture paste.

5. Next distressed the edges with the same DIs. Added some more color here and there till I was satisfied. Also used gelatos through stencil in few areas. And the background was ready! Added layers of thai paper in teal color and doily.

6. Now comes the embellishing part. Placed the dress form die cut over it and thereafter embellished with handmade flowers, pollens, charms, wood veneers etc.That's it.

I loved the way it turned out. What do you think? Do let me know. And Don't forget to play along our current challenge here!!!

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