Sunday, 30 September 2018

Mixed Media Ring Binder

Hello lovely crafters. I'm here with my creation for Itsy Bitsy.

For this creation I decided to decorate a Tando Creative greyboard folder. 
Greyboard is a fantastic base to work on as it strong enough to take numerous layers of different mediums. The size of the folder is just a bit bigger than A4 with a front overflap which wraps around the front of the folder.

So, here is my finished creation...

And this is how I did it....

First I painted the folder, both front and back with Itsy Bitsy white 2 in 1 Gesso Mixed Media Paste. 

I worked on small areas at a time as the overall size of the folder was so big.  I painted a section of the folder with a light wash of Itsy Bitsy Misty Fog Chalk Paint and then added torn pieces of the Touch Of Nature Decoupage Paper with Craft Glue.

I continued to add the Misty Fog paint and brought in another colour which was the Sailing Sky Chalk Paint.  Then added some Texture Sand.

And Mixed Media Art Stones.

I added some more texture using the Floral and Net stencils and Mixed Media Paste.

I wanted to create a matt background with a mix of colours so continued to add and blend the chalk paints.  But I also wanted to add some shine, so chose the Tinted Metallic Paints. I applied a small amount of the Caribbean Teal Tinted Metallic paint over the top of the stencilled Mixed Media Paste with my finger using it more like a wax than a paint.

Using the Primed Chipboard 'Making Memories Everyday' piece. I painted it with  Caribbean Teal and Silver Charm Tinted Metallic Paints and attached it to the front of the folder.

I then painted the rest of the folder, both the back and inside with the chalk paints.

Thanks for popping by the blog today to see my creation.
Toodles for now. Lisa x 

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