Hi everyone! It's Amy here! ... am super excited to be sharing my first DT post for Bee Arty!
I have here a bright and fun mixed media page using various - but all awesome - Bee Arty products.
To start, I primed a piece of white cardstock with Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso. It is important to prime your page before working with wet mediums as a means to protect your page.
Once dried, I lightly marked where my photo was to be placed. This helped me as I added the mixed media layers to the page.
Next, I took the Bricked A6 Stencil and used a spatula to spread some modelling paste through the stencil over the page. You could then either set aside to dry or use a heatgun to speed up the drying process.
After it dried, it was time to add some colour, but before I applied some colour - using the Colour Artist Inks - I lightly sprayed water over the areas where the colour was to be added. This allowed the inks to easily run on the page creating the desired effect.
I started with the Colour Artist Ink in 'Slipper' first and gently squeezed over various areas of the page as pictured. It is quite concentrated and super bright. I moved the page around to allow the ink to run a little. I heat-dried this colour before moving on to the next colour.
Note: it is important to dry well in between each colour, to prevent the colours 'bleeding' into each other.
Next I took the 'Life is Tough' and 'Textiles' Clear Stamps Sets and - with a permanent-based ink - stamped over the coloured areas. These stamps work so beautifully - and so I used them vertically and horizontally around the page.
Next I added some splatters of the Colour Artist Ink in 'Soot' mixed with water. You could use either a fan brush or a normal small tipped paint brush for this.
Before I adhered my photo to the page, using a permanent black pen and a household item I drew a circle and placed the photo inside the circle.
Once the page background was complete I finished it off with a few embellishments.
Have a look at these close ups:
Thank you for looking and I hope this might inspire you to try some of these techniques!
Heavy white cardstock
Black permanent pen
Black permanent ink