Friday, March 24, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Non-Tabbed Divider

 Hi! I here to share a mixed media project with you. I made a divider to organize my ARTplorations stencils. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.

1. I started with a piece of mat-board and a piece of mixed media paper.
 2. I started adding color to the mixed media paper with distress ink, through the Shower of Flutters Stencil/Mask.

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

4. I continued to sponge on color using the Happy Flowers - ARTplorations Stencil.

5. I sponged gold pigment ink onto the stencil.

6. I flipped the inked-up stencil.

7. I brayered the gold off of the stencil and onto my project.

8. I added some red embossing paste through the stencil.

9. I adhered the paper to the matboard and then attached my ARTplorations label.
10. I added some gold pigment ink through the Honeycomb Delight Mini stencil.

11. I also added some gold embossing paste through the Honeycomb Delight Mini stencil.

12. I put my divider to use in front of my ARTplorations stencils.
That's all I have for today.
 I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments!

Grace & Peace,

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  1. OMG Melissa, I LOVE your ARTplorations divider idea and had fun looking at and reading about each layer of your beautiful stenciling. I need to add your technique to my wishlist..I have the stencils already :-) Hugs..

  2. What a fabulous idea and all the layering and colour is truly gorgeous! xxx

    1. Thanks, Chris! I appreciate your kind encouragement. :)

  3. Thank you for this I have two of the stencils and am going to play today...inspiration ++++ hugs, x ♥[aNNie]

    1. Thanks so much, Annie! I'm hope you had a fun creative time. :)

  4. This STOPPED me in my Tracks!! Simply Gorgeous!

  5. you are so clever at using stencil Melissa
    the RED bold flower is STUNNING against the colorfull stencil BG
    I adore your idea clever lady
    I think I have to visit you in other part of Munich to learn much from you Melissa


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