Hello lovely crafters,
Lisa here with my creation for Itsy Bitsy.
For this creation I decided to decorate a grey board folder. Grey board is a fantastic base to work on, as it is strong enough to take numerous layers of different mediums. The size of the folder is just a bit bigger than an A4 with a front over-flap which wraps around the front of the folder.
So, here is my finished creation…
And this is how I did it….
First I painted the folder, both front and back with Little Birdie’s white 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste.
I worked on small areas at a time as the overall size of the folder was so big. I painted a section of the folder with a light wash of Little Birdie Misty Fog Chalk Paint and then added torn pieces of the Touch Of Nature Decoupage Paper with Craft Glue.
I continued to add the Misty Fog paint and brought in another colour which was the Sailing Sky Chalk Paint. Then added some Texture Sand.
And Mixed Media Art Stones.
I added some more texture using the Floral and Net stencils and Mixed Media Paste.
I wanted to create a matte background with a mix of colours so continued to add and blend the chalk paints. But I also wanted to add some shine, so chose the Tinted Metallic Paints. I applied a small amount of the Caribbean Teal Tinted Metallic paint over the top of the stenciled Mixed Media Paste with my finger using it more like a wax than a paint.
Using the Primed Chipboard ‘Making Memories Everyday’ piece. I painted it with Caribbean Teal and Silver Charm Tinted Metallic Paints and attached it to the front of the folder.
I then painted the rest of the folder, both the back and inside with the chalk paints.
Thanks for popping by the blog today to see my creation.
Toodles for now.