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.
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.
- 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
- Molotow EF White Paint Marker
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
Step 1: Adhere washi, tissue, paper and sequins to canvas using Triple Tac Glue.
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.
Step 3: Colour background with sparkly spray, and while wet sparingly drip on Various inks.
It will look a bit like this when you are done.
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.
Step 4: Outline word in white paint pen then remove letter masks.
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.
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.
Step 7: Alter the colour of sequins using Copic markers and scatter onto the canvas.
Allow everything to dry and it's finished.