Mixed Media Tutorial - Adding Texture with Paint and Mesh Ribbon

Monday, October 21, 2013


Hi everyone, it's Anita here today and I have a a project and a tutorial
to share with you using the fabulous

Have you bought one of these for yourself yet??
What are you waiting on? They are awesome!

Here is a look at my layout
Everything here is from the kit, except for the cardstock. 
I like to add fun texture to my background papers and a great
way to do that without adding a lot of bulk to your page is to use paint.

I mixed the cream and blue paint in the kit on my craft mat.
Now, this can get a little messy. I cut a piece of the mesh, and stuck it in the paint.
Then I used the same craft stick I mixed the paint with to rub the mesh into the paint and
make sure that it was loaded. I am not too worried about getting all of it covered.

 I use my tweezers to move the mesh to my paper, then I place 
a piece of scrap paper on top of the mesh and press down. The scrap paper will 
allow you to get a good transfer without
1. getting it all over your hands
2. smearing the paint all over the paper
Pick up the scrap paper, then pick up the mesh and repeat. 
USE A NEW PIECE OF SCRAP PAPER FOR EACH IMPRESSION.
or you will get paint from previous transfers. 

Here is what my background ended up looking like
Set aside to dry for just a few minutes and you are ready to go!

I inked some of the buttons from the kit, tied floss through them and
used them as a banner. All the other paper elements were fussy cut from
the papers.
I absolutely adore this ribbon that was in the kit! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you
give this technique a try. It is messy, but fun!

Anita

7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Mixed Media Tutorial - Adding Texture with Paint and Mesh Ribbon”

Reusing with Quilling said...

Fabulous !! I loved this technique a lot !

Laura said...

Ooh, I'm off to find some mesh!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING that background you created!!!!!!

Barb Craft said...

I love this idea Anita! I can't wait to give it a try!

barb :)

said...

I love this idea!

Sandee Setliff said...

That's an awesome way to get some interest by using paint with the mesh! I love how it turned out!!

Traci Penrod said...

How fun Anita!! Great project!