Making Layers with Rita

RBarakat100Do you wonder how people get that layered look on their art journal pages? Hi Rita Barakat here to talk about layers and The Crafters Workshop stencils!

May 2014 001100First no need to have a totally clean page- I am going to cover it anyways. Today I am starting with  Cherry Blossoms TCW177 and a little Twinkling H20 paint! Swirling my stencil brush over my stencil.

May 2014 003100Here is how it looks – note the unclean background…it’s all good!

May 2014 005100Next I misted over my stenciled page with Lindys Stamp Gang  in Hydrangea Blue & Ruby Lantern Lime. I used a paper towel and a brayer to pick up some excess – this also leaves nice marks on the page from the pattern in the paper towel.

May 2014 004100I want a little texture so I add some clear gesso and spread with a brayer. The also is giving me a definite layer between  this and the next layer of paint.

May 2014 006100I don’t clean my brayer very well so it leaves texture on the page!

May 2014 008100Now I go back with another layer of paint with the stencil.

May 2014 009100Yes! I am liking this…

May 2014 021100Now how about mixing some texture paste with Bells of Ireland Green and Hydrangea Blue…

May 2014 024 (2)100I added my pictures and the mixed texture paste around the pictures. Then I grabbed the stencil again and spread the texture paste over the stencil. Then I misted the page again being careful to cover my picture with a scrap piece of paper so they would not get misted.

RBarakat100Here’s a last look! Are you ready to try layers now? You can totally do this! 😉

The Crafters Workshop Cherry Blossoms
Lindys Stamp Gang Mists
Luminarte Twinkling H2O’s
Golden Texture Paste

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. In addition to The Crafters Workshop she designs for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,DCWV and freelances for a variety of manufactures.

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