Hello to all my dear fabulous readers at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!
here today to share with you a step by step tutorial
on how to create lots of texture on a mixed media canvas
that I created for the October mood palette challenge.
Without further ado, let's get on with getting our hands messy!
First step, I added a heavy coat of acrylic gesso on my canvas
that will help seal all the different mediums that I've added on after.
A little Distress Crackle Paint is always a good way to add a cool effect
on your base. It creates cracks in your paint when dry.
I later on realized that the colour wasn't exactly what I wanted
so I covered the beige spots with white paint but the cracks still showed through
which is what is awesome about crackle paint!
I then used 2 of my favorite stencils and with thick molding paste,
I added some nice designs to my canvas.
Next up was time to add colour. This process is always very long for me as
I normally have no clue what I'm doing and what final result I will get.
The main thing is to not think too much about it and not be too hard on yourself.
There is ALWAYS a way to fix any spots on your canvas that you don't really care for.
Here, I sprayed on some Perfect Pearls Mist.
I then dabbed a lot of Distress Stain on to the stenciled design.
Here, you see the aftermath of many spritz of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine
which are some of my favorite mists. I then used my heatgun
to dry all these different products in order to go on to the next step.
I dabbed on some liquid glue here and there on my base
and then sprinkled on and glitter. Then, using my finger (I told you
it would get messy!), I mixed up the sparkly stuff with the glue
to make sure that it got really stuck to the canvas,
in preparation for the heat gun.
Even after all that, I just didn't have enough texture,
so I used some more crackle paint, this time in white.
Finally, I dabbed on some acrylic paint, metallic aquamarine and white,
all over my canvas. I always use lots of white paint all over my projects...
it blends together every colour so nicely and gives a lovely whitewash effect
which I just love.
Here are 3 close-up details of the added texture:
This is my finished project which you have seen during the mid month reveal:
Did you like my tutorial today?
Please leave me some comments to let me know
and visit my blog at http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.com
to see more of my creations!
Have a fabulous creative day!!