Hello everyone!!!! Today I decided to do something different as far as my sketches go. I will give you another sketch that I did recently. But with a twist. I took the layout and did a bit of mixed media with it. Below is the sketch - with measurements - then a picture of the layout before I did my mixed media technique.
There are no embellishments on this layout but it will still give you an idea of paper placements according to the sketch.
So I decided to take the layout and whitewashed the papers using a watered gesso. This will blend the papers together. Let everything dry completely.
Next, using a Tim Holtz burlap stencil and some moulding paste, I applied the paste as shown below. This gave it some more texture.
Let this dry. I did have to go back and adhere some of the edges of the papers. When all was glued down properly, then I sprayed with mists - turquoise blue first then came back with a brown. When the mists were completely dry, I added a lightly stamped image here and there using black ink. Below is the completed mixed media technique. When you add your pictures and embellishments the layout takes on a new look.
And here is the completed layout with pictures and embellishments. As this is a boy layout, I kept the embellishments simple and leaning toward the male influence. For more texture I added some burlap pieces behind the pictures.
Try this technique - you will be surprised at how easy it is.
Until next time
"An angler is a man who spends rainy days
sitting around on the muddy banks of rivers doing nothing
because his wife won't let him do it at home."