Mixed Media Monday with Vicki Boutin!

Mixed Media Monday with Vicki Boutin!

Hey friends!! Vicki here with a little mixed media background technique.  I created a card as my sample but you could apply this to any of your crafting projects!

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One of my favourite tools to use are stencils.  I love the versatility and endless choice in patterns that stencils offer.  Another thing I LOVE to play with are water-soluble art crayons.  Watercolour and stencils can be tricky!  Water has a mind of its own and tends to seep under a stencil.  So, today I have a little trick!  Here are a few steps to use stencils and watercolour with success!

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Position a stencil on a piece of watercolour paper and scribble a little water-soluble art crayon inside.

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To blend the colour, use a wet wipe that is slightly damp and push the crayon into the stencil pattern.  Do not over-work the paper to prevent pilling. Note: If the wipe is really wet, I like to squeeze some of the moisture out in a paper towel.  Too much water in the wipe will cause the water to run under the stencil.  The key is water control with this technique!

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Remove the stencil when the colouring is complete.  Add a border with a complimentary colour and blend with a wet wipe.

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Layer a second stencil pattern and repeat the colouring steps.

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To create depth in the pattern, I used the circle stencil and outlined some of the circles with a black marker.  I used a roller stamp to add the stamped words.

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Here is a closer look at the finished card. This is a quick, clean and relatively simple technique!  I hope you get a chance to try it!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Vicki Boutin

(Just a little note! All products used to create this technique are from Vicki's brand NEW PRODUCT LINE with American Crafts which will be revealed tomorrow!!!)

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20 Comments

  1. Sandy Clinton January 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Cute card Vicki! I’m going to give this a try with my Tim Holtz crayons. I’m really looking forward to seeing your new line of products! Happy Monday!

  2. barb macaskill January 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

    WOW!! Love what you have done with the stencil! I am looking forward to seeing your new line debuted tomorrow! TFS!

  3. Debbie Lamboo January 16, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Awesome! Looking forward to tomorrow! ?

  4. missgailly January 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Very COOL! Need to try this.

  5. Paige Evans January 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

    LOVE this Vicki!!! So inspiring!

  6. jen January 16, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Awesome, poss-ome!!!! You rock!!
    Can’t wait until tomorrow!!

  7. Tona January 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Love your card & thanks for the great tips.

  8. Pam Sohan January 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Cool Idea! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Jean Marmo January 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Love this!!!

  10. HeatherL January 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Looking forward to tomorrow’s reveal!

  11. Agnes January 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Loving it!

  12. Karen L K January 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Great idea!

  13. Roxanne January 18, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Great tip!!! Thank you! I can’t wait to get your crayons!!!! (And paints….and glitter…and…. ?)

  14. Brenda January 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Love these ideas and can’t wait to use them! Thank you!

  15. Char January 19, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Awesome tips, thank you Vicki!

  16. Shannon January 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Congratulations Vicki! Your new products are so YOU!! Looking forward to getting my hands on some of them???

  17. Helen Gullett January 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Oh that is great tips with crayons! Totally awesome card!

  18. NICOLE MARTEL January 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Clever!! Thanks for the tip! GORGEOUS card.

  19. Beverley Million January 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks Vicki for sharing these ideas.I want to try these new ways to use the crayons on some cards. Cute.

  20. Beverley Million January 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks Vicki for sharing these ideas.I want to try these new ways to use the crayons on some cards. Cute.

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