Mixed Media Foliage by Ellie Knol


A fun mixed media project from me, Ellie, today. 


Gather papers in purples and greens to be used for the collage. It's about the color, not the images. 
Tape a 13 x 13 cm heavy weight watercolor paper to a board with masking tape, leaving a frame of 10,5 centimeters in a square. Stamp some Mixed Media stamps onto the paper with a brown and black ink. Adhere the colored papers onto the paper, overlapping some of the text, starting with some neautral papers, and adding colored ones. Leave to dry. 


Scribble onto the surface with Neocolor II crayons in matching colors.


Blend the colors with a little medium and/or gesso, scribble in it, apply gesso and paints with a brush or fingers until you are satisfied with the background. Leave to dry, remove the tape, tear the edges for the background to fit the card base. Use the background as a backdrop for some stamped images. 


I chose the leaf only stamp from the Inky Flowers set as it is autumn now, and also because I did not want the image to cover the background up too much. 


I hope you will give this technique a try! 
Thanks for looking!

Rubber Dance Stamps:

The Rubber Dance Webshop 



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