Mixed Media Recipe Card 6

August 15, 2018 — 4 Comments

Got a little carried away with this week’s Mixed Media Recipe Card and really took my time over the creation.

Often I see dragons as a theme in creative projects. I’m not sure if it is the mythology or the scope for imagination that draws folk but I decided to see what I could come up with.

So, here is the next in the series.

Mixed Media Recipe By John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter 6 (4)

Lots of texture and magical sparkle going on in this one.

Interested in knowing what I used and how I did it? Then read on dear friend.

Supplies Needed

Paints and Mediums
  • Pébéo Vitrail 17 Turquoise,
  • Pébéo Studio Acrylics 43 Cadmium Green Hue,
  • Pébéo Fantasy Moon Apricot,
  • Lightweight Cardstock,
  • Small circular paper punch,
  • PVA Glue,
  • Silicon Spreader,
  • Flat Head Acrylic Paint Brush,
  • Wet Wipes,
  • Brush Cleaner,

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This is how it was done.

  1. Cut lots of lots of circles from lightweight cardstock using the circular paper punch and glue them to the surface using the PVA glue and let this set for a few hours.
  2. Give the whole thing an even coating of the Pébéo Studio Acrylics 43 Cadmium Green Hue paint using the flat head brush. Let this dry for a couple of hours. Wash the brush out with brush cleaner and set aside to dry.
  3. Next, using the silicone spreader, apply a thin layer of the Pébéo Vitrail 17 Turquoise. By stroking the medium in one direction – towards the overlapping ‘scales’ – you will encourage a denser settlement of colour that will help highlight the scales. Let this dry for a good few hours or, preferably, overnight. Wipe the silicone spreader down with a wet wipe.
  4. Finally, repeat step 3 with the Pébéo Fantasy Moon Apricot being quite forceful with the pressure so that the gold mica settles around the overlapping areas of the scales. Let this dry for a good few hours or, preferably, overnight. Wipe the silicone spreader down with a wet wipe.

Ok, that’s it for this one. Cool and creative, eh?

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

Feel free to use the handy sharing buttons below if you fancy pinning this idea or think you know someone that could benefit from this post.

Many thanks for stopping by.

See you again next time!

J :)

4 responses to Mixed Media Recipe Card 6


    Love it,Isee lots of dragons.

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    Loving this and am definitely going to try. I can also see this as slightly oriental reminds me of some of the Japanese materials

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    Interesting this one John. Besides the Dragon scales theme I think you could use this idea, using other colours & just one or two circles, for other layouts. I can see a sunrise (1 circle) or waves, using more! In any case, thank you for sharing your ideas. I love them all. XX

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    Love it. Easily scaled up or down. OK I am going !
    Invites you to run your fingers over it.

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