Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mixed-Media Quote Tutorial

When I saw this month's Faber Castell's 'October Take the Challenge! with Mou' was word art I was so excited as making art with the sentiment as the main focus  is one of my favorite styles.

I thought it would be fun to make a quick, easy project that would be a great gift. I used Faber-Castell products but I'll be letting you know what supplies you can substitute.

Start with an 8x10 piece of watercolor paper and color sections with different colored gelatoes. Don't stress too much about how it looks, just have fun. If you don't have gelatoes, watercolor paints, Inktense blocks and Neocolor will work well too.

Brush with water using a wide paintbrush

Apply gesso through a stencil using a brush.

Move the stencil around to cover the whole page.

Cut a heart from a piece of paper. I used some home made paper that I'd decorated with paint, stamps and stencils but any patterned paper works great.

Add washi tape arrow and printed quote. 
Seal well with Mod Podge. Be extra careful to glue down the seams.

Use Pitt Pens to add details to your piece. 
If you don't have Pitt Pens, use Copics, sharpies or any other marker you like.

Scribble on a craft mat with your marker 

Add a little water with your paintbrush.

And flick splatters all over the open parts of the piece.

Let dry and add any finishing touches

 Thanks so much for stopping by. 
If you make something similar please let me know, I'd love to see it.



Kim said...

Beautiful piece=and thank you so much for the instructions on how you made it!!

CathyR said...

Great tutorial, thanks!

Mitra Pratt said...

Holy WOW this is coolio! Great Tut too!

Missusg said...

a really nice piece!!!
and thanks for the tutorial!!

Gez said...

Adorable creation, great words, lovely to see how it came together. Thanks Gez

Carmen said...

really lovely Nicole and I loved seeing how you made it too :)

Sudha said...

Pretty artistic. I love this Nicole.
Made another mixed media collage..check my blog.


Anonymous said...

I was looking through Google for some inspiration for my new journal page.....I like this...thanks for the inspiration...I was wanting to try some new techniques.

sandee said...

I love your word art Nicolle, just had to come over and take a peek! You did a fabulous job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Alison said...

I love, love, love this piece. And as I've told you, I am not a heart kinda gal. But this is just fabulous! It just...grabs me! ;) Thank you so much for the tutorial.