Mixed Media Experience by Alison Hall


Hello everyone! I have a mixed media project to share with you today, using DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and Acrylic Misters, with a That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil and PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps.

Here's what I used...

Old Book Pages

Here's what I did...

1. I began by using the Prima silicone brush and matte medium to adhere torn book pages to the MDF board. I added a thicker layer of matte medium to seal them, and used the texture end of one of Finnabair's brushes to add some texture in the matte medium before drying with a heat gun. 

2. Next, I used a palette knife to apply DecoArt Crackle Paste through the Pebbles Background Dinky Stencil in a few random places, then left this to dry naturally for a few hours.

3. Once the crackle paste was dry, I unscrewed the lids of the Yellow Green and Turquoise Shimmer misters, used the straw to apply the liquid acrylic to the top of the board, spritzed with water, and allowed it to drip down.

4. Using black Archival ink, I stamped the lace at the top left and the bottom right of the board, and on some of the edges. I didn't want a perfect image, I just wanted to add a bit of border and textural interest.

5. I painted a manila tag with a light layer of white gesso, then stamped the main image near the top in black. I stamped the lace around the image, and over the rest of the tag, not re-inking to get a softer stamping on the lower part of the tag. I tore the lower part off, and adhered the top main image to the left side of the board.

6. I inked up the main image stamp again, and placed the remnant of my tag over the words part a couple of times to get another set of words, and the woman's lips. I cut these out and glued them to the board. I used a soft black pencil to add some shade around the images and words.

7. I sprayed a tiny amount of Turquoise Shimmer and Magenta Mister on my craft mat, added a little water, then painted the lips and some of the words. I flicked some of the Magenta over the board by tapping the mister straw, and inked the edges with black archival ink to finish.

I hope I've inspired you today!

Until next week,

Alison x

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