Saturday, November 22, 2014

How to create Peeled Paint effect?

If you're like me you really like easy and fun techniques to create striking effects. Well, this peeled paint technique is not new but it's always great to use oth on paper and on canvas. In this Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA video tutorial will be using this technique on a canvas.

Start by covering the canvas with a paper to create your background base. If you're using a double sided cardstock like me then check out the video to find out how to soften it with water and making it more flexible to work with so covering the canvas will be easy. Once the canvas is covered seal the paper with Gel Medium. Sealing the paper is very important for the next steps. If you're doing this technique on paper the process will be exactly the same.

In order to create the peeling effect, which is basically a resist technique, use Vaseline. Apply it to the areas where you want the paint to peel. Then paint all over it with acrylic paint. The water base acrylic will not stick to the oily Vaseline creating the peeling effect. Dry the paint and use a paper towel to remove the paint.

If you want a multi color effect then repeat this process using a different color each time. To finish the canvas I added a few words in different techniques: stenciling, stamping and painting chipboard letters.

For all the details, tips and full process watch the video tutorial!
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Let it Snow Christmas Card

Some of you may have noticed but for those who didn't I've joined the Ann Butler Designs design team. Ann is a fellow designer who has some great inks and stamps that are so fun to play with. For this Christmas card which is part of the 12 cards of Christmas 2014 series I used Ann Butler's inks and stamps to create a snowy winter scene.

I started with Ann Butler's inks I used Lilac and Aquamarine to create the background. Then I stamped the background with Ann Butler's EZ De's hearts clear stamp. I embossed some of the stamped pattern with Clearsnap clear embossing powder and the other with white powder to create an effect of falling snow.

I colored chipboard letters with the same ink colors and set the ink with a heat tool.
I created snow from white and clear UTEE and glitter mixed with glossy accents.
To assemble the card I took a Prima Marketing vine and glued it to the card. Then I added the snow on the bottom of the card and on the tree branches. I added the letters and add a little snow on them as well. To finish the card I added letter stickers to complete the sentiment.

For full instructions, tips and more watch the video tutorial.

Have fun creating!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

12 Cards of Christmas

So many of you asked me to do a few tutorials with Christmas card ideas, so today I'm launching the 12 cards of Christmas 2014 tutorial series. Each day I will post a video card tutorial that is about 10 minutes long! So this year you'll be able to create all your Christmas cards in no time! All cards are easy, fun and most importantly festive and quick!

Here are a few sneak peeks of what's coming!

We'll use embossing, alcohol inks, stencils and distress inks. We'll cut, thread, punch, die cut and stamp. We'll have lots of fun and create beautiful cards!
Tune in to my Youtube channel and join in the fun...after all 'tis the season right?

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