Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A New Monthly Series at Frog Dog Studio, A Blank Canvas....

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.

In 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!

Step One:
Cover chipboard with a thin layer of gesso.  I prefer white chipboard (which is also available in the Frog Dog Studio shoppe)


Step Two:
Gather Glitter Paste, Luminarte Silks, stencil, brush, and palette knife. Apply Solar Gold Silk to stencil with brush.



Step Three:
Apply Glitter Paste to stencil (on the same side as the brushed on silks)




Step Four:
Apply Guatemalan Green Silk around outside of Glitter Paste section.


Step Five:
Gather Matte Medium and tissue paper.  Apply tissue paper to center of page.


Step Six:
Apply 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 Paste.



Step Seven:
Prepare Mini Wood Window Frames by applying Solar Gold Silks to 2 of them, and ephemera to a third.


Step Eight:
Adhere 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 art!
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.





Step Nine:
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!

10 comments:

sandi said...

Beautiful Tina, just beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful tutorial! I love learning about all these fun products!

Missy Whidden said...

This is gorgeous, Tina! And what a great tutorial. I'm in love with that gold glitter paste!! Your designs always mesmerize me...

Kimberly Kett said...

BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE how you used the stencil!

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome Tina!! Love the end result, and the different layers of medium you used!

Heather Jacob said...

truly exquisite , love it x

Debbi Tehrani said...

Spectacular, Tina! Thank you so much for sharing your process!

Diana Waite said...

this SERIOUSLY ROCKS MY SOCKS--awesome job Tina!

AnnieC said...

Beautiful page Tina and fascinating to see how it came together - thanks for the inspiration :o)

Annette Allen said...

Dang this is cool... LOVE how you added the texture.. love it

10 comments:

sandi said...

Beautiful Tina, just beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful tutorial! I love learning about all these fun products!

Missy Whidden said...

This is gorgeous, Tina! And what a great tutorial. I'm in love with that gold glitter paste!! Your designs always mesmerize me...

Kimberly Kett said...

BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE how you used the stencil!

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome Tina!! Love the end result, and the different layers of medium you used!

Heather Jacob said...

truly exquisite , love it x

Debbi Tehrani said...

Spectacular, Tina! Thank you so much for sharing your process!

Diana Waite said...

this SERIOUSLY ROCKS MY SOCKS--awesome job Tina!

AnnieC said...

Beautiful page Tina and fascinating to see how it came together - thanks for the inspiration :o)

Annette Allen said...

Dang this is cool... LOVE how you added the texture.. love it