According to Michelle G. Brown, being able to learn a few basic techniques in the world of mixed media art should be accessible to everyone. Besides creating, Karate training and being on Facebook, Michelle is passionate about mixed media art and enjoys sharing her knowledge and techniques with anyone to allow them express their own creativity. She understands too well that many of us have an inner need to create.
One of her favorite mixed media art techniques for creating backgrounds is Mono-printing with GelliArts Gelli Plates. The following are some of the materials she uses: –
- glue; PVA or Gel Medium
- Photo frame; here I used a 5” x 7” frame
- Black Marker
- Background papers or Gelli prints
- Piece of cardboard to fit frame.
- Washi tape
Steps to follow
- First have your materials together with a few pieces of background paper in colors.
- Take the back off your photo frame and use it to cut a piece of cardboard to size so it will fit into the frame.
- Use the cardboard to cut a piece of background paper to size.
- A piece of scotch brite or sandpaper should be able t to rough up the cereal box cardboard. Stick the background paper to the cardboard then flatten out any wrinkles.
- Cut two contrasting background papers into strips and thin triangles. Stick these to the background piece and leave to dry then trim the ends to size.
- Add a strip of Washi tape and write in your inspiring quote with the black marker. Seal with Gel medium or varnish. Leave to dry.
Creating gives a lot of satisfaction. Enjoy.