I love books. About a lot of different subjects. I learn through reading, and I enjoy the art books full of tutorials.
I discovered an easy peasy technique in Claudine Hellmuth‘s book “Collage Discovery Workshop“: using plastic wrap to create a fun texture. It’s awesome when doing layers and layers for backgrounds.
I was on Youtube, looking for videos about Glimmer Mists (I just LOVE Glimmer Mists… and am always looking for new ways to use them in my artwork, things that are out of what we usually think). And found a video using the exact same technique found on Claudine’s book, but with the spray.
I tried, and here is what came out:
See how easy and quick it is ?
You have to be quite heavy when spraying the Glimmer Mists.
I used several colors, but you can use just one if you want.
It’s handy to already have the plastic wrap cut and ready to use before you start.
It can take time to dry, don’t be too impatient (yes, it’s hard. I know). But it also depends on the surface used; if it absorbs the Glimmer Mists fast or not.
If, as I do, you plan to add more layers OVER it, you have two options to avoid any smudging:
- Heat dry (with your embossing gun) and then coat it with a hair spray (thank you so much Scrapacat for the tip).
- Coat it with the Workable Fixative spray (by Krylon).
If you give it a try, I’d LOVE to see how it turns out. You’ll never get the same result twice (that’s part of the fun too).
This is SOOO cool! I am a glimmer mist JUNKIE! I love, love, love it! You have inspired me to play! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome !!! Tell me how it goes for you 😀
I absolutely love that book, it’s one of my favourite ones. Have you read the other one as well, it’s called Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond The Unexpected. I love how many different techniques she puts in there, and they’re all super easy to follow.
I really like the effect you got here, nice colours too!
It’s the one I have from her 🙂
You can try with wet acrylic paint too, as she does. Did you try this technique too ?
That is a great technique. I’ve been wanting to try some new things. I will try that! I wish I had more glimmer mists. I’ll just have to use a couple of colors. I’ll do that for one of my “sketchbook project” pages. Maybe I will do a zentangle type of design on top. I’m just learning those too.
Very cool effect. I need to re-read Claudine’s books…