Wednesday 4 October 2017

Altered card board Rolls - Mixed Media

Hello crafty friends!
Happy to be back with my creations. Today i just tried something useful product using Mixed Media technique. Yes pen/brush holder. i really enjoyed doing this. I planned to create something aged,rustic,under the sea kind of effect. so i have used some shells  ( my sons collection LOL!!), gesso, acrylic colors, waste cardboard roll, some sequins,pearls from my stash....

        Below are the materials i have used and its from Papericious, and Expressions stencils. which is available in 

Okay! shall we start...

step 1:
I have arranged the cardboard rolls in a circular manner.

step 2: 
cut any left over pattern papers according to the size of the rolls. This step is optional or u can paint inside with any color you want.

step 3:
Ahere all the pattern papers inside the roll

step 4:
Apply Black Gesso  all over the roll and base 

Step 5:
Stick the shells at the base of the holder.

step 6:
with white heavy gesso stencil the design on the cardboard. also stick the chippies where ever necessary

Step 7:

Dilute the Black heavy gesso and apply all over the stenciled design.

Step 8:

This is the final and very interesting step. playing with colors.
apply colours as per your choice, as i wanted the old, aged, under the sea effect so used much of green and blue with gold,bronze and silver. 

here is the completed view

some close- up shots

I really liked the outcome of the holder and it was really fun and interesting to do this.

Now i have all my pen, markers, scale,scissors at one place....(LOL :) )

Supplies used:

Black Gesso

White gesso
Papericious acrylic colors, gold, silver, bronze, gamma green,moon yellow, blue berry....
Branch chippies
Expressions stamps Daisy Delight
White Glue

Pattern papers, Sequins and pearls from my stash.

All the materials are available from

I hope you all like project..Happy crafting.


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