Hey there creatives, Rita Barakat here with an easy way to add depth and texture to your mixed media projects! This tag was created on vellum paper.
I wrote a little quote on my sketch book - I am always writing down ideas for use at a later time! The vellum is great because I can see the lettering underneath and trace it. (this is also a good way to practice writing!- you can always print it out from your computer but I digress... )
It's hard to tell but there is Whipped Spackle and Texture Luxe Textural Accents on the tag. I used my finger to wipe some onto various areas. The Whipped Spackle is very matte and the Texture Luxe has very high sheen with the pearl like shimmer so they look great together!
I used a baby wipe to blend the Gelatos® Colors -remember you must always blend in Gelatos® Colors, you can't just draw with them, you have to blend that color.
I used a very wet paint brush to flick some splashes of Gelatos® Colors. I traced the writing but I didn't like the way it came out I decided to cover it with Gesso and try it again. (Gesso is your friend!)
Once it dries you can redo your lettering. Here is a close up...
Can you see all that texture? What will you be playing with today?
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers