Monday, April 7, 2014

The Art Journal Series - Creating textures with Caulk - Spring Posies

Happy Monday Everyone!

I'm so excited to be sharing this technique with everyone.  I've had several emails from my sneak peekers telling me just how much fun it was to play with this technique and how easy it is!

Here I'm sharing how to create texture with caulking.  It's become one of my favorite craft products because it's cheap, paintable and colorable ( that even a word? - let's make it one!)

Using Spellbinders basic circle shape dies makes it easy to create this flower page.

So have fun, leave me a comment and let me know what you'd like to see in future videos.

Click here to watch the video on my youtube channel
Click here to download the instructions

Continuing in our art journal journey, today I focus on textures and creating textures.  Textures can add a lot of visual interest to your artwork and there are many ways to accomplish this.  Textures can be made with paper, stamps, patterns, but of course I like to think outside the box and Explore Beyond™ and use something that isn’t normally used – bathroom caulk!  Once you try this technique I know you’ll be thinking of more ways to use caulking in your projects.  So have fun and give yourself time for creative play!

GC-001 Grand Calibur® machine
S4-114 Spellbinders® Standard Circles LG
    Or substitute MD1-012 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Circles 3
MD1-004 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Triangles 1
DuPont™ Siliconized Acrylic Caulk – White
White Cardstock
Grey Cardstock
Printed phrase
Acrylic Paint in colors of choice (I used a fuchsia, light pink and turquoise)
Colored markers
Buttons (optional)
Paper towels
Cosmetic sponge
Old credit/debit card
Paint brush
Bowl of water

Optional supplies:  miscellaneous rubber stamps, ink, old credit card and any other object that would make a nice texture such as foam stamps made from expandable patterns

Tip:  Create your own foam texture and pattern stamps from Expandable patterns dies – click here for the video.

Apply a generous amount of caulk to paper.  Mix in paint color of choice. Use credit card to spread the caulk to the entire surface of the paper.  Draw in textures, such as circles and squiggly lines.  Allow to dry.  Create several sheets of different colors and textures so that you have a variety to use.

Cut out circles in graduating sizes from the Standard Circles die template set using the Grand Calibur® machine.

Cut out three #3 (with 1 being the smallest) triangles from the Triangles 1 die template set. 

To create the background, water down acrylic paint and apply to the paper.  Add spatters of paint color to give interesting texture.  You can also use foam stamps and apply additional dimensional texture to the background with caulking.  Allow to dry.

Stack circles and glue.  Arrange elements onto background as desired and glue.

Cut out phrase and glue to page.

Outline and doodle with markers to finish.

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