Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox

By Vicki Boutin

Yes, you are able to do It!

Internationally well-known artist and instructor Vicki Boutin takes the all secret out of these scrapbook and mixed-media ideas you proposal you'll by no means do! She'll be with you each step of ways as you discover ways to paint, stamp, emboss and burnish your strategy to growing attractive, distinct and person art.

In Creative Foundations you will find:

  • 40 step by step demonstrations for simple, enjoyable, messy, funky, leading edge and customizable concepts for growing backgrounds, textures, vitamins and embellishments.
  • 40 comprehensive single-technique items of paintings and an extra sixteen gallery items created by means of Vicki utilizing a "recipe" of 2 to 5 separate strategies layered together.
  • 24 extra intriguing and encouraging gallery items created through powerhouse individuals, together with Rhonna Farrer, Wendy Vecchi, Kelly Purkey and others.

So assemble your arts and crafts offers, select your idea and get right down to it! no matter if you are making scrapbook pages, playing cards, wall artwork, décor or whatever else totally, with those Creative Foundations, you can find that the probabilities are endless.

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6 Seal the pinnacle layer of tissue paper with one other layer of gel medium. let to dry thoroughly. textile portray fabric paintings is a space i'm drastically encouraged via. i admire incorporating cloth into my paintings, and that i frequently use muslin since it is reasonable and joyful. Muslin has an outstanding texture, it isn’t too finicky to paintings with and it takes paints and dyes very well. the instance I used here's very easy; use it as a kick off point. satisfied BIRTHDAY TO a superb pal CARD fabrics record adhesive (Beacon Adhesives) • buttons • cardstock (Prism Papers) • textile • ink (Ranger Industries) • spray ink (Ranger Industries) • stamps (Hero Arts) WHAT YOU’LL want Muslin Scissors Spray ink Nonstick craft mat Paintbrush or foam brush everlasting or archival caliber black ink pad warmth gun Stamp 1 lower the muslin into squares after which fray the perimeters through pulling out threads. 2 Spray ink onto a nonstick craft mat. Dip a paintbrush or a foam brush within the ink and paint a sq. in the course of the muslin items. three Dry the muslin with a warmth gun. four Stamp a picture within the heart of the muslin sq. with everlasting ink. info, info • Pounce misery Ink on a nonporous craft mat and upload a small quantity of water to create a “paintable” ink. • The ink will unfold in the course of the textile, so use a dry brush and follow the ink in layers to avoid oversaturating the cloth. cloth PAPER in case you have been being attentive, you’ve most likely spotted that i admire either tissue paper and cloth artwork. this system marries the 2 fantastically! it's so textural and enjoyable. Your accomplished textile paper may be quilted, additional to playing cards or it could possibly develop into wearable paintings, like this beautiful wrist cuff. motivate CUFF fabrics record adhesive (Beacon Adhesives) • buttons • crochet trim • fibers • flower elaborations (Maya highway) • gel medium (Ranger Industries) • ink (Ranger Industries) • muslin • paint (Golden Artist shades) • ribbon (My Mind’s Eye, Stampin’ Up! ) • spray mist (Tattered Angels) • stamps (Fiskars, Hero Arts) WHAT YOU’LL desire Muslin Scissors Paper doilies Spray ink Nonstick craft mat Foam brushes and paint brushes metal paint historical past stamp everlasting or archival-quality black ink pad Artist-quality acrylic gel medium (matte) Fibers and different ephemera Tissue paper Paper towels 1 minimize a bit of muslin. utilizing a paper doily as a masks, mist the cloth with spray ink. permit the material to dry thoroughly. (Save used doilies for Step five. ) 2 Spray ink onto a nonstick craft mat and, utilizing a foam brush, brush it at the muslin in a random layout. three utilizing a metal paint, paint at the muslin after which enable it to dry thoroughly. four Ink a historical past stamp with everlasting black ink and randomly stamp the muslin. Then, utilizing a foam brush, brush the complete piece with a thick layer of gel medium. five upload fi bers and torn bits of doilies to the rainy gel medium. Brush extra medium over the fi bers and doilies. 6 cave in a bit of tissue paper and layer it over the rainy gel medium. Brush a layer of gel medium over the tissue paper.

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