Monday, 26 March 2012

Amazing technique

This is an Art journal technique. It is simple and very inspiring. Take a look!

Wanna make your own? Here's how:

Start with a couple of pack of chipboard Thickers and two pieces of chipboard. I cut mine to 5x7, but you can do whatever size works for you.

Fill up the front of one of the pieces of chipboard with lots of Thickers. Be sure to leave space for ring holes.

Cover the front of the cover with a good coat of Gesso. I used white, but you could use black, too.

Choose a color of paint you like, or mix two colors together. I prefer Studio Acrylics, but any old paint is fine.

Be sure to mix enough for two coats.

After the first color is dry, choose and coat with a second color.

After the second color is dry, use sand paper or a file to rub off some of the layers of paint.

Now you can see the layers of exposed color.

Cover it with a gel medium like Mod Podge. I usually use Studio Gel Gloss Medium, but this Mod Podge has sparkles in it, and how can I possibly say no to sparkles? Use a heat tool to get it quickly, completely dry.

Use Ink Gold by Viva Decor to dirty up the cover. I used the charcoal color, and smoothed it on with a foam sponge. If you get it on too heavy, just use a little water to take some off.


  1. Angela from Australia15 March 2013 at 22:44

    Hi Maria
    I love this. Thank you for the idea. I do craft with kids at my childrens school and this is a great way to make something simple but with amazing impact

  2. Thank you Angela. The idea is not mine, I found it on the internet and posted it as I realy loved the technique and the result! Easy to do and inspiring!