A good tutorial compilation of simple spray technique for mixed media art. If you are a beginner trying mixed media art, here where you should start!
Mixed media is presumed to be a much difficult form of art work but in real, it gives you immense opportunities to let yourself loose and experiment in all kinds. One important part of mixed media art/mixed media journaling is creating the background for your work. And this post is all about various spray techniques and how to incorporate them in your mixed media art.These are just some ways in which I use my sprays and they are not hardbound techniques! You can always experiment more and more. These are just some tips for beginners 🙂
- Misting spray technique
- Puddle spray technique
- Spray and water technique
- Spray and salt technique
- Spray and stencil technique I
- Spray and stencil technique
- Spray and painters tape
Materials required for Spray techniques for Mixed Media Art :
- Card stock
- Spray paint
- Stencil (I made my own )
- Masking tape
- Tissue paper and
- craft mat (I use a A4 size Ziploc bag as a craft mat )
Step by step procedure for various Mixed Media Spray Techniques :
Mixed media spray technique : Misting technique
- Just hold your spray bottle at 45 degree angle and spray from a distance. You can spray overlapping colors also to create a gradient. If you feel the spray was in excess on the paper and its flowing in lines, you can also wipe the excess using a tissue paper
Mixed media spray technique : Puddle method
- Instead of directly spraying colors on your cardstock, in this spray technique, you spray the color over a craft mat/non porous surface and transfer it to your cardstock by pressing it against the sprayed puddle. You can spray one two colors together and transfer or spray one color at a time and transfer after each color dries off.
Mixed media spray technique : Spray and water
- After you have sprayed your paper with paint using any of the two above techniques, and it has slightly dried, you can flick a few drops of water onto it using a paint brush or so. The excess water that remains as drops can be removed by dabbing with a tissue paper ( just dab dont rub!)
Mixed media spray technique : Spray and stencil
- If you want a patterned background , you can adhere a stencil of your choice to the background paper and spray using direct spraying technique .
Mixed media spray technique : Spray and stencil 2
- This technique can be called reverse stencil spraying technique. First you spray your colour on the stencil by placing it on a craft mat. Remove the stencil from the mess and place it on a clean surface and next transfer the color to your cardstock by pressing against the stencil.
Mixed media spray technique : Spray and masking tape
- You can create random patterns without stencils by placing masking tape in patterns of your choice and spraying to color to color the exposed areas only.
- Once the color has dried please be careful and gently while pulling out the masking tape. I was too excited to see the end result and pulled off the masking tape in a hurry and I peeled off my paper from one corner.
Mixed media spray technique : Using salt
While your spray is still wet jut sprinkle some salt on it. Yes regular powder salt and it will absorb the colour around it and change the whole look of your background.
So did you guys find these spray techniques easy and useful? Do let us know about it through the comments below. And if you want to contribute to thecraftyangels tutorials section, email us at mail.thecraftyangels.com 🙂 Happy crafting!