The Story Layout with Zoey

Hello Crafters!

Today I want to show you how I made this Mixed Media Layout using just a stencil and Fluffy modeling paste.

Supplies needed :

Note: I am a Design Team member for The Crafter’s Workshop; however, even though I use and love their products, all opinions are solely my own.

With this project I want to show you that you do not need much to create a cool layout for your favorite photo. You will just need the perfect stencil and the perfect medium to work with!

I worked on a white cardboard piece that I roughly shaped into a small rectangle. I used the Matte Gel Medium to glue down some pieces of book paper then with a dry brush I toned the paper down with the White Gesso. I let it dry then I applied the Light & Fluffy modeling paste, which it might became my favorite media ever.

As the name says, it is so fluffy and light! It makes me want to eat it!
My personal tip with working with this paste (but in general with any paste) is to let it air dry completely . I know, I know the feeling — it is stressful to just sit around and wait till the paste is dry, especially if you life in a humid place, but trust me when I say it is worth the wait.

When you let the paste air dry the result is beyond PERFECT. You will achieve a great result with the heat tool too, but the heat tend to “boil” the paste and make it puff, this way you will not have the bold edge I achieved in my background as you can see from the close ups. It is up to you tho, I am just sharing with you my five cents!

When the paste was dry, I used watercolors to add some splashes in the background. I let it dry again and then I started working on my cluster.

I sewed around the paper and I trimmed the paper down to a reasonable size. Then I used again the Matte Gel Medium to glue down the cluster I created. I added some little decoration here and there and the layout was complete.

I really love this next close up – If you look closer, you will see why I used a dry brush to apply gesso… can you spot it? It left rough edges around the paper, it gives so much more texture than a normal brush! So don’t throw away your old and dry brushes, they are perfect for mixed media!!

Here is the full project, as you can see, it only takes an amazing stencil like the one I used to create awesome backrgounds!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this easy project!

We would love to see what you create with The Crafters Workshop Stencils and Mediums.
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Ciao,  Zoey
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

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