Friday, January 20, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Hopeful Sign

 Hi! It’s Melissa here with a fun mixed media tutorial to share with you today. I have a "Sign of Hope" to share with you. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.

1. I started with an unfinished board that I had laying around the house.
 2. I printed out a large sentiment onto a 8 1/2"  X 11" sheet of removable sticky label.

3. I fussy cut the letters out, being careful to create a stencil to use later.

4. I removed the back of the label and adhered the letters to the board.

5. I started adding color with distress ink, through the Shower of Flutters Stencil/Mask.

6. I continued to sponge on color using the Big Bloom Factory stencil.

 7. I continued to add color through the bloom stencil.

8. I masked off part of the sign and adding some silver embossing paste over the butterfly mask. I also sponged on some white pigment ink to outline some of the butterflies.

 9. I removed the letters/masks.

10. I masked off the "Hope" and sponged on white pigment ink.

11. I continued this process until all of the words were white, but the wood grain still showed through.

12. I outlined the letters with a silver glass pen.

13. I added some white highlights with a white acrylic paint marker.

14. I hand wrote the verse reference.

That's all I have for today. 

 I HOPE you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments!

Grace & Peace,

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  1. Thank you for the step by step. Very creative and love the techniques you used on this gorgeous project x

  2. What a wonderful HOPE board - thank you for sharing how you made it Melissa.

  3. It's a lovely idea and I like home made stencils, it brings something unique to one's crafting!

  4. Fab tutorial thank you and a gorgeous, happy piece! xxx


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