Monday, January 18, 2016

A Mixed Media Collage


Hi everyone, Mou here with a mixed media collage today using Gelatos® colors PASTELS! If you saw my previous mixed media collage, you'll notice that I am still inspired by the Pastel colors and shimmer of the Glass Bead Glitter Gel. This project is a 2nd in what might become a mini series of collages.

Before I walk you through the steps, let me give you a list of supplies:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents & tools: Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gesso, Gel Medium, Gelatos Tool Set 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: PASTELS (Aqua Dolce, Buttercream,Guava, Kiwi) and Metallic Blueberry
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen COLD GREY III
Others: cardstock, old book paper, ephemera, tag, sewing machine, thread, paint brush, palette, stamp


Gather the paper pieces you want to create your surface with. 


Layer together the cardstock and book paper and machine stitch to give it some texture and strength. Apply a coat of gesso.


Color the surface with PASTEL Gelatos colors: Aqua Dolce, Buttercream, Guava and Kiwi. Blend with a wet brush.


Color a tag with Guava Gelatos color.


Ink up a script stamp with Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on the tag.


Attach the tag and a piece of ephemera to the surface with Gel medium.


Apply some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the ephemera to mimic snow.


Rub some Metallic Blueberry Gelatos color on a palette and mix it with water. Dip your paint brush in it and write 'Let it Snow' on cardstock. Cut out with scissors. Attach to collage with gel medium to finish.
You can leave it at this step or mount it on a canvas if you like.

Have fun with a collage!

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