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Get into Mixed Media

1 Comment4 June 2015  |  Lesley Wharton

Get into mixed media with Dylusions Paints

Gessobord panel with Dylusions paints, stencilled crackle paste, with Rustic Fragments and Poppy Meadow stamps.The weather may not be as warm as we'd like, but the evenings are definitely staying lighter for longer, which is great for crafting.

We took delivery of our Dylusions paints recently and I just had to try them out. I knew I would love the colours already and I wasn't disappointed, the paints are are creamy, delicious to blend and a joy to work with.

I tested them out (with stencils, crackle paste and our new Fragments stamps) on Gessobord, a surface very similar to Stampbord.  It takes any wet media, collage, gel, etc without warping and the ready prepared gesso surface accepts paint like a dream.

Here is a quick step by step on how to make this panel
  • Paint a thin covering of Squeezed Orange Dylusions paint over the entire Gessobord panel, Allow to dry (which doesn't take very long at all), then add Crushed Grape paint to the left hand edge and smudge across the panel.
  • Take a stencil of your choice (I used Cell Theory from Crafter Workshop) and apply crackle paste through it as illustrated. Set aside to let the crackle do it's thing.
  • Using Deep Purple Archival ink randomly stamp the fabric image from the Rustic Fragments set over the panel as illustrated.
  • Stamp the franked and mail art images from the Mail Art set with the same colour ink.
  • Stamp the image from Poppy Meadow onto a self adhesive label with Versafine Black Onyx. Colour the image with Crushed Grape and Fresh Lime Dylusions Ink Sprays. TIP:  Place a little of each colour onto a craft mat or an acrylic block with a pipette and pick up the colour with a waterbrush. 
  • Fussy cut the poppies, then remove the backing paper from the label and attach to panel as shown.
  • Finally, use a charcoal pencil to add shade and dimension around the right hand edge of the poppy and mail art images. Smudge with your finger to avoid harsh lines.

Now go and play and have lots of messy fun!


Margaret Iddon
04 June 2015  |  15:52

Superb Lesley, what a beauty