White on White Christmas Card
Using Lindy's Starbursts and Magicals on Black

Mixed Media Background using Copic Markers and Airbrush

Our brief for the hop was to use products from X-Press It, Copic Oz and Inspiration Lane suppliers to create a mixed media canvas that represented ourselves.  Now I did a little head scratching over this one, but finally settled on a few things it HAD-TO-HAVE  if it was representing me:  Sparkle, Colour, Birds, Copics and Drama - I think I squeezed all of this onto my canvas.

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 I've also snuck in a '25' plate as this is the date of my birthday in September - the 25th.  I've added a few peacock feathers as these are something I've always had in my home and in my parents (feathers not peacocks!), and of course there is SPARKLE everywhere.

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  • Hazel and Ruby:
    Fat Roll Washi (Crazy for Chevy - Teals),
    Pass the Tissue (Chevron Newsprint & Quote Collage),
    Paper Roll - Wrap It Up (Full of Hearts),
    Sequin Tube (Green with Envy),  
    Scalloped Washi Tape (Polka Dot Party) and
    Stencil Masks (Everyday Shapes and Blindside Alpha)
  • X-Press It:
    Triple Tac Glue, 
    Acid Free Cotton Duck Canvas 279 x 356mm (11x14 inches),
    Double Sided Foam Tape and 
    Glue Marker
  • Molotow EF White Paint Marker
  • FabScraps:
    Chipboard Shapes - Feathers, Birds on a Wire  
    Stickers - Wild at Heart
    Lindy's Spray - Time Travel Teal
    Lindy's Embossing Powder - Aurora Amethyst and Desert Moon Turquoise
  • Stencilling Brush - The Natural from Plaid
  • Copic Various Ink: BG49 & Black 100
  • Copic Airbrush and
  • Copic Markers: T9 & BG49
  • Chromacryl: Texture Paste, Gesso Primer and Black Acrylic Paint
  • Crafters Workshop - 12 x 12 Specimen Stencil 
  • Prima Stencil - Lattice


To make this yourself

Gather your favourite supplies

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Step 1:  Adhere washi, tissue, paper and sequins to canvas using Triple Tac Glue.

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Step 2: Lay stencil over dry canvas and using a stencil brush and gesso, stencil pattern onto background.  Without moving stencil add a little texture paste to random areas to create some extra interest.

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 Step 3: Colour background with sparkly spray, and while wet sparingly drip on Various inks.

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It will look a bit like this when you are done. 

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Step 4:  Place Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask letters and shapes onto canvas and add color around masks using an airbrush, I've used grey around the shapes to make the colours really POP.

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Step 4:  Outline word in white paint pen then remove letter masks.

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Step 5: Paint embellishments with black paint - use paint right out of the tube on non-porous surfaces or mix with a little water to flawlessly coat porous surfaces.

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 Step 6: Once dry add glitter using glue marker or embossing powder to parts of your black embellishments and glue them onto the canvas using Triple Tac.

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Step 7:  Alter the colour of sequins using Copic markers and scatter onto the canvas.

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 Allow everything to dry and it's finished.

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