Friday, October 24, 2014

Mixed Media Layout, simplified!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Yesterday, I was up on the UmWowStudio blog, sharing a simple mixed media layout, created with 1 stencil and several UWS chipboard pieces.


I began by prepping my 12x12 chipboard background with a coat of gesso.  After the gesso was dry, I added texture with the Diamond Confetti mask and modeling paste.


The next step is to add color.  I began with watered down, PaperArtsty Fresco paint, layering several contrasting shades to blend.  For more glimmer and glitz, I spritzed several shades of Shimmerz sprays to the background.


I wanted to 'dress up' my chip, so I painted each piece (Leaf Stems(2),  & Flourishes One) with PaperArtsy Fresco paint, then heat embossed them for subtle texture.


I wanted to continue the floral theme, so I stamped (and heat embossed) a floral design on the top of my page, then painted the petals/leaves with more PaperArtsy Fresco paint.


To finish off this simple layout, I added a piece of Flair (Set Sail Flair) and a title (Alpha Two). Done!


I hope you enjoyed this short how-to!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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