Greetings to all, this is Nancy with a mixed media tutorial I hope you all enjoy!
The inspiration? Well, my July birthday has me another year older and there’s never a shortage of worries, as any mom will attest. But in spite of it all, my heart is full, it still believes in miracles and knows no boundaries.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
140 lb watercolor paper
copies of sheet music
matte medium adhesive
acrylic paint: vanilla, aqua, burnt sienna
light molding paste
fluid chalk ink: deep ocean, burnt sienna
Tear strips of sheet music and adhere to watercolor paper with glue stick. Coat with a layer of matte medium, dry with heat gun and press out any bubbles with brayer.
Mask off areas of Life Remembered stencil to restrict molding paste application.
Apply thin coating of light molding paste and allow to dry overnight.
Create a cohesive background with an allover application of watered down vanilla acrylic paint. Dry with heat gun.
Create a mask out of scrap paper to completely cover the background leaving only the stenciled heart design to show through.
Apply aqua and burnt sienna acrylic paint to areas of exposed heart design and blend with baby wipes.
Trace with pencil through Angel Wings stencil on either side of the molding paste heart design. Trace over pencil lines with black fine line marker then fill in wings with colored pencil.
Using the Life Remembered stencil, add design elements to the background with deep ocean and burnt sienna fluid chalk ink.
A message is added using text from a vintage book; text edges are inked with burnt sienna fluid chalk ink.
An application of deep ocean fluid chalk ink to the edges completes this mixed media piece.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.
I’ll see you next time!