Monday, September 17, 2012

I usually don't like to get messy!

Hello again everyone!  Today I wanted to show you how to incorporate a little mixed media on your layout!  Don't be afraid to add canvas, paints, inks, rub-ons, etc to a layout~ getting messy can be lots of fun!  Take a look~

I started with a 12x12 piece of canvas (Canvas Corp) for the background.  I used the red gelato by Faber-Castell to color a random pattern on the entire outside portion of the canvas.  I then "painted" over the red gelato parts with water only to give it a softer look. After the canvas was dry, I used brown distress ink and an ink blending tool  (Ranger) to fill in the spots that I originally had not colored.  Gelatos are easy and fun~ Here is how use them...

1.  I colored on the canvas

 2.  And then painted over it with water.  Easy!

And I also want to show you how to include your scrapbooking papers into mixed media as well~

1.  Using a stencil, add paint to your patterned paper.
2.  Let the paint dry.
3.  Using an ink blending tool and distress ink, lightly ink over the painted portion.
4.  Add stamped images or rub-ons.  Enjoy!

I hope I have inspired you to get messy on your next layout! Until next time...

 GCD Supplies:  Country Charm~ Cherry Pie (1504), Floral Field (1507), Vintage Wallpaper (1514)
Splendor~ Heirloom (1678)

Tegan Skwiat GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal


  1. Love the mixed media look! I really like that stencil...gotta look for that one now ;)

  2. Hey, congrats on The Paper Bakery DT!! I'm looking forward to working with you :)

  3. just found your blog and LOVE this post...that paint is so cool looking, I tend to avoid anything too messy but may just have to try this!