3 Tried and True Mixed Media Techniques

Hello crafty friends, it’s Lucile! As you know, I'm a big fan of mixed media. I love taking time to expand my creativity using my Vicki Boutin binder. I think mixed media is a great way to test out new techniques and release our creativity. Today, I will share with you my three favorite mixed media techniques.


To make the base of my background, I always start by selecting a range of colors close enough to create gradients and shades of colors. I love making watercolor backgrounds because it allows me to add elements with more sustained colors.


Technique #1: Watercolor Markers! To create my page, I selected colors in yellow and orange tones. I used the Watercolor Markers by Vicki Boutin to make my background. I love them because they are very simple to use. You do not have to be a watercolor artist! I start by putting paint on an acrylic block. Next, I moisten it with a spray and apply it to my page. I usually do a few coats of that until I get a background that I like.


Technique #2: Stencils! This is a technique that I often use. Most of the time, I use stencils with acrylic paint. I rarely use texture paste because I like to add volume with embellishments. I apply my stencil randomly to different places of my background. I try to stay in colors that go with the background in watercolor. Use foam pads so that the paint doesn't seep through the stencil.


Technique #3: Stamps! Creating embellishments with stamps is a very simple mixed media technique that I love. The advantage of using stamps is that you can match the color of your stamp to the color of your background. For this page I used an ink from the new Vicki Boutin ink pad. It is a gray ink with silver highlights, the coloring is beautiful!


Once my background is finished, I had fun adding a photo and embellishments to finish my page. I love mixing mixed media techniques with scrapbooking.


I hope you learned something new about mixed media today! I look forward to seeing your creations. See you soon!


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