Mixed Media Tuesday with Vicki Boutin!

Mixed Media Tuesday with Vicki Boutin!


Happy Tuesday my friends!!!  It’s Vicki here with a little Mixed Media Fun!  This one is all about the layers and Distress Paint, Distress Ink, chipboard and die cuts.  My favourite things!!!  Take a look…


I really do love die cuts.  This one here is a Tim Holtz Alteration Die from Sizzix called Feather Duo.  LOVE it!  I cut the feather from a sheet of chipboard.  You could use chipboard, old packaging or cardboard.


Start by shaking up a bottle of Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and then pounce it on a craft mat.


Press the chipboard die cut into the paint and allow it to dry.


Love the pattern here!!  Do not cover the enter feather.  Leave a few open spaces.


When the feather is dry, add Salty Ocean Distress Ink with an Ink Blending tool.  Allow the ink to dry.


The paint will resist the ink to create this great effect!


Add Picked Raspberry Distress Paint to a craft mat.  Place a Layering Stencil over part of the feather and add the Picked Raspberry Distress Paint with an Ink Blending Tool.  Allow to completely dry.


The second layer of paint creates a slightly opaque layer.


Ink up a fun background stamp with black Archival ink and stamp an image on to the feather.


Adding this stamped layer create some depth!


Here is a closer look!  It’s fun.  It’s inky.  It’s fast.  I hope you get a chance to give this layered look a try!!!

~ Vicki Boutin

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  1. Glenda February 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Love anything Tim Holtz Distress products, love your tutorial and tips. Thanks.

  2. Christine Kiehl February 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    OH I love this technique! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  3. Dorina D February 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    So fun and cute. Love the different layers in this great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Donna W February 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    love your tutorial going to give it a try. TFS

  5. Valentyna February 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Looks great! Thank you for sharing!

  6. barbara macaskill February 24, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Total awesomeness! TFS@!

  7. Renee Hoffer February 24, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I love what you did with the feather!
    (Ok, so maybe that doesn’t sound exactly right, but you know what I mean!)

  8. Fiona Hatfield February 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you for demonstrating this, your steps are so simple, I think even I could do this!!!
    your end result is gorgeous

  9. Kathy P February 24, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Very cool layering ideas with the paints,inks and the stamping! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Vicki Botuin February 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks friends!!! I love Distress products….just play around with them and the magic will happen!

  11. Tona February 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Fabulous tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. theCook February 25, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Love the so many layers on the feather!

  13. Cheryl February 25, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Awesome ideas!! Can’t wait to try!!

  14. Vickey e. February 27, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Great tutorial. I will have to try soon!

  15. Sandy Clinton March 1, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Love the look of this one, Vicki!

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