Hi there BoBunny fans!
Today I have a mixed media tutorial to share with you :) using the new Love & Lace Collection. I don't know about you but sometimes I find it daunting to do mixed media - I mean I know what I want to do but sometimes I think what comes out on paper doesn't quite reflect what was going on in my head! With that in mind I thought I would try for simple but effective! So here goes :)
First of all you need to prepare your surface so I have rather haphazardly applied my gesso all over my canvas quite thickly. Paper tends to buckle if you use to much. With paper I dry brush on my gesso. Once dry I added pieces of washi, punched strips of paper and then lined up two of my border stickable stencils.
To cover the border stencil I have used Licorice Pearlescents and just applied it straight from the bottle.
Once that was dry I chose the Noteworthy piece I want to use and popped some chipboard in behind it to give dimension, and added my typed quote to a strip of paper made into a banner. The binder clip was the prefect addition :) OK, so now that I'm happy with placement I can then add in another stencil using gold glitter paste.
Now the fiddling begins! To add colour Ive used a paint brush dipped in my sprays and roughly applied it where I wanted. Start with the lightest colour first, in this case it was gold. Once dry I added the darker red colour but this time I lightly patted this dry with a wet wipe. When that was dry I then randomly stamped over the background with two different stamps.
I had thought it was finished but thought it needed something more, so I added blossoms, wood shapes, a lser cut chipboard heart inked black - it reminded me of the lace in the paper :) - and lastly those yummy new glitter and foil stickers!!
I hope this tutorial has been helpful to you! :)
6x6 Paper Pad: Love & Lace
Noteworthy: Love & Lace
Glitter & Foil Chevron Stickers
Gold Binder Clips
Laser Cut Chipboard: Hearts
Washi: Kraft Wood, Black & white Patterned
Stickable Stencils: Borders, Brocade
Glitter Paste: Gold
Glimmer Spray: Gold
Stamps: It is Written, Rough it Up
Wood Shapes: Iron Works
Blossoms: Natural Earth Bouquet, Natural Earth Pansy, Wildberry Daisy