Mixed Media Recipe Card 5

July 25, 2018 — 6 Comments

REALLY excited about this one as it is such a cool technique for getting depth and dimension into a mixed media project.

Here it is.

Mixed Media Recipe By John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter 1

Interesting result. Somewhere between muscle anatomy and straw on the bar floor after a bar brawl – I’ve always said that I had an active imagination! Lol.

Anyhoo, let’s analyse this.


Supplies Needed

Paints and Mediums
  • Pébéo High Viscosity Opaque Primary Yellow Acrylic Paint,
  • Pébéo Vitrail Orange 16,
  • PVA Glue,
  • Thinners [optional depending on mess]
Materials
  • Raffia Twine,
Tools
  • Basic Flat-Headed Acrylic Paint Brush,
  • Silicone Spreader,
  • Brush Cleaner,
  • Paper Plate or old newspaper,
  • Wet Wipes,

Method

This is how to do it.

  1. Apply a good spread of PVA glue onto the surface and wrap the raffia around or over the surface. Let this dry for a couple of hours. It will take a little longer as you’ll likely be using a fair amount to secure the raffia.
  2. Using the flat-headed brush, apply an even coat of Pébéo High Viscosity Opaque Primary Yellow Acrylic Paint. Clean the brush with brush cleaner and rinse in water. Set both aside to dry. The acrylic paint should take no longer than an hour to set.
  3. Set the paper plate or several layers of old newspaper on your work surface. You will use this to catch overspill from the next step.
  4. Drizzle some of the Pébéo Vitrail Orange 16 onto the project and spread this out gently with the silicone spreader. Allow the Vitrail to pool in the recesses. Set the project aside to dry. It will take quite a few hours to set properly so might be worth leaving it overnight.
  5. Clean the silicone spreader with wet wipes.
  6. If you did manage to get any of the Vitrail on your work surface, you can use thinners and an old rag to clean this up. It will also help if you can’t get the Vitrail off the silicone spreader with the wet wipes.

Ok, that’s it for this one. Awesome, eh?

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 :)

6 responses to Mixed Media Recipe Card 5

  1. 

    Another fab recipe

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 

    Oooh! Love it! Loving it be linear structure to it…reminiscent of bamboo!
    A positive powerhouse of production at the moment you are. Hope you have scheduled in some little pools if pampering and pondering too.
    Cheers

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  3. 

    Brilliant idea! Will have to try it with the supplies I have on hand – fluid acrylics. I enjoy your posts so much.

    Like

  4. 

    It looks awesome John, thank you for posting this.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 

    I’m not really into mixed media, but I always have a look. Quite like this one. I love your imagination, it produces some lovely things. Lol. xx

    Liked by 1 person

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