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Mixed Media Easy Tutorial Starry-Night-Tea Jurkovic

Hi, Tea is here today with mixed media easy tutorial.

This is my first mixed media tutorial for Daily ART Monthly Challenge inspiration tutorials. It has been already a long time I use Daily ART products both for my project and during the workshops I make and have a lot of useful tips to share with you. At the same time, I tried to keep things not too complicated so that this tutorial would be easy.

I can’t stop playing and experimenting with paints and media. No matter how good the paint is when you just cover the surface with it my brain keeps on wondering what would happen if I do something not according to the instructions on the label.  For last week it popped into my mind that I should try heating paints and media with a heat gun. Most of the labels say let the paint and especially paste dry naturally.  But they do not say what will happen if you do. So what would happen if I heat it with a heat gun? In this mixed media easy tutorial, I heated Daily ART Stencil Paste. It turned out so fantastic that I rushed to heat everything else I had on my work table.  See my mixed media easy tutorial video easy now. And later I will share with you what happens when you heat other media and pastes.

Mixed Media Easy Tutorial Video “Starry Night”

Mixed Media Tutorial: Starry Night, by Tea Jurkovic for Daily ART

Step 1. Roughly apply Stencil Paste with a painting knife. It does not have to be perfect. Take a sponge and dab the surface while it is still wet. You can use a sponge brush or get a sponge that you have for dishwashing. It will work just as fine! Heat the stencil paste with a heating gun. If you do not own a heating gun for crafts, you can get a similar effect drying the surface with hairdryer and holding the hairdryer very close to the surface. For this technique, it will work just fine. Turn the heat gun or a hot hairdryer get it to the surface and see the magic. The Stencil paste will boil and get dry at the same moment. You will see bubbles and wrinkles appear on the surface.  Now leave the project to dry and let the surface cool down to room temperature before you go to the next step.

Step 2.

Mix Blue Patina Daily ART and black Stencil paste, the same paste I used in the first step and brush it on the surface. Both Stencil Paste and Patina are quite thick pastes. If you do not stir them too much, they will not mix completely. You will get a thick paste black with blue metallic shine stripes and all kinds of shades of dark blue. That’s exactly what I want for this project. The mixture blends easily on the surface. Let the surface dry before moving to the next step.

Step 3

With masking tape and Stencil Paste black, I created few dimensional stripes. Stick the masking tape to the surface and apply the Stencil Paste on top. And Let dry.

Step 4.

Now it is time for adding more color and shine to the surface. I used Mixed Media Chameleon Ink Spray in blue and gold colors. I have not sprayed them on the surface as I wanted the stripes to stand out. I applied the inks with a brush. What I have learned from my experience chameleon colors work best on dark surfaces. Leave inks to dry before the next step.

Step 5.

I used a plastic stencil and added words to the 3 d Stripes. I used White Gesso to make it.

Step 6.

I painted moon. Dip dry brush to White Gesso and lightly touch the surface to paint the moon. On the relief surface, this will give you dry brush effect. Continue till you are satisfied with the moon you painted. Just remember moon is not a flat object you need to put more white color on one side to look it dimensional.

Step 7.

Attach Hardboard stars embelishments to the surface and add sparkle with Glitter Paste.

I hope you like this tutorial and the tips I shared with you are useful If you have any questions please ask in comments. I invite you to create a project and take part in Daily ART Challenge.

Facebook Group Daily ART Challenge: Scrapbooking, Mixed media, Decoupage

tea jurkovic daily art design team

Tea Jurkovic is an artist, crafter, and blogger living in Croatia and traveling with her workshops to many countries in Europe.  Tea is a talented artist and patient teacher. She is also a non-stop experiment lover playing with new techniques and breaking all the rules every day. If there is a tip or a technique in decoration Tea is there to master it. But once she master is she will question every recommendation and will not stop until she knows the chemistry of every little detail. And in the process, some new ideas and techniques appear.

Hello everyone!
How often do you use black color in your projects? I love black and I use it almost all the time. On this tag, I’ve used Black Gesso Paste for the first layer and then black acrylic paint for houses. Building layers interchangeably using black layer and bright colors layer is one of my favorite things ever!

I hope you like this project and will try to use black in yours.

Have a good day!

Magda Polakow

Have you got a travel bucket list? Where would you like to go? I’ve started planning for next year! I’ve prepared money boxes for putting money aside. The boxes are recycled, I’ve used tea boxes. I’ve got my favorite, I won’t give you a brand name but please contact me if you are interested. They are perfect size and cardboard is strong. After the trip, I’ll keep some treasures there (tickets, bottle caps or even a small notebook).

Products I used:
Daily ART Acrylic Paints
Daily ART Gel Medium Gloss
Daily ART Gesso Paste Black
Daily ART Gesso Paste White
Have a good day!
Magda Polakow
I’m addicted to plaques, I love creating them! That one is a hardboard plaque shape #9. It’s a great shape and size for many amazing projects, you should try! I’ve only used vintage paints and acrylic paints. Tomorrow it should be dry and ready for some varnish.
 Products I used:
Hardboard plaque 150mmx200mm #9
Vintage paints
Acrylic paints
Have a nice day!
Magda Polakow

Hello everyone!
The Beast from the East reached the UK. It’s chilly and white outside. It’s nice to have an opportunity to sit under the blanket with a cuppa and watch the chaos through the window.
For long days like that, the challenging project is needed. That colorful illustration took ages and many acrylic paint colors but it was worth it. I hope you like it too.

With our Design Team, we have agreed to create vintage style projects this two weeks.

Every Team member has his/her style and preferences so that I knew at once that all the projects would be very different. Mariusz Gierszewski is positive, optimistic,  extra energetic, social person. Do you know someone, who you think of and smile at once?  Then you know what I talk about 🙂 And you can see it in all his projects. And his vintage style project has a mark of that positive mindset 🙂

Here is a mixed media canvas project that I made for Daily ART blog.  We agreed this month we create vintage mixed media projects. So, I’m supposed to create a vintage project for you. I’m not good at vintage at all. I thought “OK… maybe I will use vintage products and something will come up”. Here it is, a little experiment in my art journal.
I used Dialy ART acrylic paints, Sand and Fine Texture Pastes, Crackle Paint Transparent, Bitumen and Patinas.

We are looking for artists and crafters who are interested to create their art pieces using Daily ART products and to become members of Daily ART Design Team 2018.

Design Team members should:

  • Have an active social media presence: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter  or  YouTube
  • Be able to make explanatory step by step tutorials both photo and video
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  • Lead or have interest in leading design courses and live tutorials/presentations

Daily ART Desing Team members will have to:

  • Create two artworks per month: 1 step by step project, 1 product highlight or technique post which would include photos, video and text 300-600 words on Daily ART blog.
  • Stick to the deadlines and be on time.
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  • Interact on social media and promote all Design Team members posts.
  • Sign an agreement

What you get from Daily ART:

  • Six months of inspiration and exchanging experience with Daily ART Design team members.
  • The generous amount of Daily ART products sent every 3 months, and samples of any new products releases.
  • Discount on Daily ART products for your classes.
  • Links to your blog

To apply for Design Team membership, please send email to marija@dailyart.eu with the following information:

  1. Subject line: “ DT 2018 – your name – your country.”
  2. Tell shortly about yourself and in what styles you love to create.
  3. Add links to 3 of your most amazing projects
  4. Include links to your blog and any social media accounts

Application Deadline is March 10, 2018

Hello! It is the second decade of February, still dark and gloomy but few more weeks and beautiful spring will arrive. February is a month of love, full of hearts and red color, for many of you. In my project, I’ve used hearts but I was trying to avoid common Valentine’s color combos, I hope successfully. Have a wonderful day!