Mixed media and acrylic!
February 22, 2013
Hey there bloggers! Rita Barakat here with a mixed media journal
I made with inside of a build it your way round tabs acrylic album
from Clear Scraps! I really had fun creating textures for this peice-
it's still not finished but I had to show you some fun different techniques I used.
Here is a close up of the cover, lots of paint,
gesso, crackle medium and stamping! You can use all of these products
directly on the acrylic if you use a layer of gesso first.
I however used a sheet of adhesive backed fabric (DCWV), which was so fun!
I put it right on top of the acrylic, I wasn't really paying attention
but I was pleasantly surprised when the back looked just as cool as the front...
This is the back! You can see where some of the paints bleed
through- you can't see the adhesive. The only thing I added a little black stamping
on the corners with Staz On ink.
A canvas tag added in. And to the right here is one of the
new Mascils from Clear Scraps. Here is a close up...
This is the Quarterfoil Mascil (stencil) from Clear Scraps,
I used modeling paste mixed with a little paint.
Here is the back of the tag and the next acrylic page
where I used the Shattered glass mascils from Clear Scraps!
For this page I used Gel Medium and a little paint directly on the acrylic,
I love that some of areas are still clear- it looks like glass!
Here I added a canvas page.
This was a fun technique,(on the right) I used
a brayer to spread gesso and a little paint across the surface,
because it's acrylic it came out just as cool on the back too.
The back of the book. I will add to this book, probably drawings and text; it was sure fun making it! Have you tried Mixed media yet?
wow!!!! i've got to try this! so artistic, I love it!!!
Posted by: Adora | February 20, 2013 at 07:12 AM
Love all the work and beauty! Really love teh idea of these Mascils too!
Posted by: Beverly Jordan | February 20, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Love this tutorial, Great new product to play with.
Posted by: fairyrocks | February 21, 2013 at 09:46 AM
Wow - this is gorgeous!
Posted by: Jean A Marmo | February 22, 2013 at 06:21 AM
I love the textures. I'm going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing with us.
Posted by: Sue K. | February 22, 2013 at 09:29 PM