Friday, August 4, 2017

# Corners #3 # Distress Honeycomb

Adventure is Worthwhile - Step by Step Tutorial by Julie Lavalette


Hi everyone, it's JULIE here and today and I am sharing with you all a step by step mixed media project on a 5" x 7" Artist Canvas Board using more of the fabulous Dies from the newly released Vintage Collection, so let's get started.


When I was deciding the composition on my canvas I first placed my Dies roughly where I wanted them and once I had decided on the placement I cut them all out from Cereal Box card. Cheery Lynn Dies always cut beautifully with this substrate and it helps to give more texture on a mixed media project when paints and mediums are applied. You will also notice on the Hot Air Balloon I cut the Balloon section from corrugated card.


Next I added Black Gesso to my die cuts and whilst still wet I sprinkled over Embossing powders for texture and a rust effect, heat setting in place.


Next I placed my die cuts back on my board to help me decide what colours I would make my balloon and wings. You will also notice at this point I had highlighted the texture on my cogs with some Gilding wax in a Renaissance Gold.


The wings were coloured with a Silver Alcohol Marker, touches of Gilding Wax and a Clear Glitter Pen to add touches of sparkle.


For my balloon I added Gilding Wax over the corrugated card. The outer part I added Black Gesso and a dark brown to the basket..


My ballon was glued together adding the cogs and a chain from an old necklace which was attached with brads for extra detail and a steampunk feel.


I now started to work on my background, gluing the negative parts of the Distress honeycomb die onto my canvas.


I added a selection of Acrylic paint onto my canvas starting with darker colours at the top. My plan was to have an ombré look of dark going to light and in colours that look similar to a landscape.


I loaded my flat paintbrush up with a lot of water and brushed the paint through from one side to another, making sure my paintbrush had plenty water on it to blend the paints easily.


Once dry I started to add some stamping with a Cogs Stamp and Grey Archival Ink, adding touches of Gilding Wax around the outside of my frame and onto the small corrugated pieces of card.


Now onto the fun part of seeing all the elements come together as I glued them into place. You will notice I also added some extra cogs onto the frame, keeping some complete and others cutting into sections.


My Penny Farthing I added Gilding Wax at the spokes on the wheels and cogs in to the centres. Finishing with a fun sentiment from Chit Chat Stickers.

I do hope you have enjoyed my post and feel inspired to have a go at making a mixed media project with your die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by,

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x 
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