Hello and Happy Tuesday!
Starting in August, I will be sponsoring a new monthly series, titled 'A Blank Canvas'. Each month, I will share how I create a mixed media layout, starting with only naked sheet of
raw chipboard. By adding Frog Dog Studio Kit supplies and product from my own stash, I
will transform a blank piece of chipboard and turn it into something unique and special. I am really excited about the series. Please share your feedback on how I can make this better!
Before we get to the step-by-step, let's take a peek at my mixed media layout created for August.
Products used from the August kit
include: Luminarte Decor Glitter Paste, ARTchix Wooden window frames,
ARTchix Ephemera sheet, and ARTchix wooden anchor. I also used ARTchix microfiche strip, available in the Frog Dog Studio shop.
addition, I used Chipboard, Luminarte Silks, Gesso, circle stencil,
alpha stickers, tissue paper, and matte medium from my stash.
Ready for the step-by-step? Here we go!
Cover chipboard with a thin layer of gesso. I prefer white chipboard (which is also available in the Frog Dog Studio shoppe)
Gather Glitter Paste, Luminarte Silks, stencil, brush, and palette knife. Apply Solar Gold Silk to stencil with brush.
Apply Glitter Paste to stencil (on the same side as the brushed on silks)
Apply Guatemalan Green Silk around outside of Glitter Paste section.
Gather Matte Medium and tissue paper. Apply tissue paper to center of page.
more Silks and Gesso around page, either with brush or fingertips.
Spreading and mixing as desired. Using same stencil, apply more Glitter
Paste to page. The Glitter Paste will 'pull' the Silk color up and
create some awesome effects! I seriously love this effect with Glitter
Prepare Mini Wood Window Frames by applying Solar Gold Silks to 2 of them, and ephemera to a third.
Mini Wood Window Frames to page and add any additional Silks, Gesso or
Glitter Paste as desired. The trick is to build layers of color and
texture. It may appear as if you are covering up your previous layers,
but you are building interest, individuality, and creating a work of
I also added several small circle accents (y'all know how much I love circles) with the tip of a marker and Spiced Pumpkin Silk.
Add strips of microfiche and title and your mixed media layout is finished.
I hope you enjoyed my first 'A Blank Canvas' feature!
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it SO much!