Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mixed Media Background Techniques with Shell Carman

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My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Shell Carman is here with a wonderful tutorial for you featuring our May Main kit. Have a look at how she created her mixed media background!

Here's Shell:

"Hi There!

Shell Carman here today to show you how to create a mixed media background like I did on my page 'Smile'

You will need
Heat Gun (optional)
a Mask (i Have used a Prima mask)
Shimmerz Sky Blue
Shimmerz Pink
Tattered Angels Mist Gold (or a yellow mist)
Foam Brush
Baby Wipes

1. Once you have chosen your background paper take a baby wipe from the pack. Dip the end of the wipe in the tub of gesso.

2. Gently wipe the gesso randomly around your page. Concentrate on key areas that will be seen on your page & build the coverage the gesso

3. Holding the mist very close to the page give 4 sprays then quickly hiold the page up so that the mist drips down

4. Give the pink shimmerz a good shake. Dip your finger in the tub & flick drips of shimmerz onto the areas of gesso. Hold the page up so that the Shimmerz drips down

5. Once the mist & shimmerz is dry (use your heat gun to help it dry if you have one) Place your mask over the top of the misted areas. Use the foam brush & apply the Impasto quite thickly. Do not cover all of the misted areas though. Make sure some misted areas are left alone

6. Once the Impasto is dry (use your heat gun to help dry again) Use the foam brush & apply Shimmerz Sky Blue over the top of the Impasto

Now you have a background page with extra texture & shimmer to build your page on!

Thanks for joining us today!
Shell Carman
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member


Here's the May Main kit:

and here's more of Shell's beautiful work made with this kit:

Shell also designed with our Limited Edition kit this month:

Check out her beautiful work with this kit!

Thank you for visiting us today!
You can see more of Shell's work on her blog, here.

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