Mixed Media Recipe By John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter 7 (2)

Mixed Media Recipe Card 1

Something new for you today. As a result of the fun that I have been having with mixed media in the past, I have started compiling a collection recipe ‘cards’ and I thought that it would be a great idea to pop them here for your reference too.

So, here is the first in the series.

Mixed Media Recipe By John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter 7

In real life, this looks like undulating and granular tar.

Supplies Needed

  • Pébéo Black Gesso.
  • Pébéo White Gesso.
  • Pébéo Modelling Paste.
  • Pébéo Texture Paste.
  • Pébéo Vitrail Blue.
  • Silicone Scraper.
  • Spatula.
  • Dry Brushing Brush.
  • Acrylic Flat Head Brush.
  • Wet Wipes.
  • Brush cleaner/preserver.

Cass Art


This is how to do it.

  1. Apply a medium layer of Modelling Paste with the spatula or silicone scraper.
  2. Slap and pat this layer with the spatula so that you get a range of peaks on the layer. Let this dry. Wash the spatula.
  3. Apply patches of the Texture Paste. Let this dry. Wash the tool used to apply this.
  4. Coat the entire surface with a thin layer of black gesso with the flat head brush. Let this dry. Wash the brush.
  5. Dry brush white gesso over the black gesso. This should be built up from very light layers that just catch the peaks of the Modelling and Texture Paste. Let this dry. Wash the brush.
  6. Apply a little Blue Vitrail and spread it out across the whole surface. Scrape away as much as possible with the silicone scraper – putting it back into the pot if you can. Wipe the excess Vitrail from the Silicone Scraper with a wet wipe.
  7. Let the whole project rest and dry overnight in a dust free area.

Ok, that’s it for this one.

Hope you can make use of this information in some way for a future project.

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Many thanks for stopping by.

See you again next time.

J :)

10 thoughts on “Mixed Media Recipe Card 1

  1. Hmmm John as you know, I am not IT technical….something had happened to your posts… when I open then they are a narrow band to the left if my phone screen…my only net access.
    Is this me doing or not doing something? Other emails are OK

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  2. Crafting Recipe Cards! What a GREAT idea John!
    Y’know …. this has a feeling about it which could be turned into something purchasable from a creative outlet – C&C, HobbyCraft, The Range, The Works etc etc etc.

    Can you imagine it? A box, containing many wipe clean cards, each one dealing with a ‘recipe’ ‘how to’ for various techniques for different results in crafting!
    I’d absolutely buy it, John.

    Although we can have a book (or a dozen books), we put them away and forget about them. We can’t continually have them on our desks – and when we’re working on our desks, having a book there too is space taking, and also something which we have to be more careful about because book pages aren’t wipable. Recipe/Technique cards would be brilliant! They’d take up less room than a book, and they’re something which could be left out because they’d take up less space.

    OK…. I’ll shut the heck up. lol.
    Have a great day! Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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