Sunday, 2 July 2017

'Star' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Soul Sisters,

Hi I am up on the Art and Soul Blog today with a mixed media scrapbooking page.

Art and Soul Studio is now branching out to stock scrapbooking and papercraft products and what better way to showcase the new ranges in store for those who enjoy scrapbooking and especially mixed media scrapbooking then a mixed media tutorial. This tutorial is not only for those who scrapbook, you can use the techniques shown for Art Journalling or Artist's Trading Cards or even on canvases. You are only limited by your imagination!

Here is my layout

Here is the collection I used from Art and Soul Studio - 7 Dots Studio - Hazy Days Collection and I also used stamps from Carabelle Studios

Tutorial Time!

Step 1 - Using the 'Gelly' Hazy Days paper, grab your Marabu Art Sprays and carefully aiming at the centre of the paper, spray your turquoise colour in an oval shape. Then spray your black colour in the centre of the paper while wet, this will let the black merge with the turquoise to create a merging pattern. 

Step 2 - Using an alpha stencil and the lovely bright yellow Marabu Art Spray, hold the stencil slightly above the paper and spray around the oval colour area on your paper through the stencil.

Step 3 - Add some black splatters to your background using your black spray. I take the spray lid off and tapping my finger on the tube over the page.

Step 4 - Make sure your page is completely dry then its time for stamping. Using an Archival safe black stamp pad for example a Versafine or Staz On and your stamp on an acrylic block, ink your stamp. Then stamp in the centre of your page as pictured.

Step 5 - Add some different stamping to the centre of your page and also to the left and right side of your page.

Step 6 - Add some splatters of the Turquoise and Black ink to your page by taking the lids off and tapping the ink onto the page.

Step 7 - Using the Alpha Drips Stencil and TCW Black Modeling Paste and palette knife, add some texture to your page to continue with the grungy look 

Step 8 - Add some of the coordinating stickers to your page and paint the coordinating chipboard with black gesso or paint and let dry. 

Also using a Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Texture Woven as pictured below - die cut two of the texture pieces out of black cardstock and put them aside.

Step 9 - Stick your elements down onto your page including the chipboard and die cut pieces. I use Helmars Acid Free Glue

Step 10 - Glue black cotton thread over the top of your texture pieces in a messy heap!

Last steps - A great technique and cheater's way of adding foiling to your page or chipboard is to use a glue stick and a paintbrush! Wait until your chipboard is dry and then using the glue stick, add glue to the top of the chosen chipboard pieces - I used the stars and the title piece.

Then using tweezers or just your fingers add some gold foil flakes over the top of the glue areas on your chipboard. Let dry completely.

Finish off by using a stiff paintbrush - brush over the top of the chipboard quite roughly to brush away the foil that is not glued down, this will result in a distressed foil effect.

Mat your photo with a 5mm edge in a piece of white cardstock then re-mat the photo in a piece of 7 Dots Collection - Hazy Days - Slick paper.

7 Dots Studio - Hazy Days - Slick

Arrange your remaining elements on the paper and glue down.

Here are some close ups of the finer details - 


Well that's it from me today! Hope you have enjoyed the tutorial, make sure you leave me some love.

Elisa xx

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