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!


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!


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


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!


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


Layer a second stencil pattern and repeat the colouring steps.


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.


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!!!)

2017-01-16T10:00:00+00:00January 16th, 2017|Mixed Media, Projects & Tutorials|


  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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