Mixed Media Tutorial: 4"x6" pocket collage art

I've been enjoying a lot of art time and wanted to share with you my favorite style of art today. I love collage art! I love to layer pattern papers and then paint over them and doodle and stamp and just add more and more layers until I'm actually finished.


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I have a confession to make. After I took this photo of what I thought was a finished project, I ended up adding even more layers of papers and paint and stamping. You'll see on Monday when I share my weekly pocket scrapbook page with this title card.


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SUPPLIES:


HOW TO


  • 1) adhere your paper scraps and die cuts to your base cardstock



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  • 2) using my brayer, I spread a thin layer of gesso over the top so I can still see the pattern but to stop the additional layers from soaking into the paper 

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  • 3a) start adding layers of paint with stamping

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  • 3b) or using my fingertip to add some additional color

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  • 4) add some doodling and more finger-painting

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  • 5) finish off with some more stamping and/or some embellishing

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The key really is to add layers and more layers until you are finally happy. I thought I was finished here, but when I started working on the other pockets, I wanted to add some orange into the color mix and you'll see that on Monday. Have fun, turn on some music and just enjoy the process. I really learn so much just from putting these tutorials together. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy putting them together.


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