Easy Mixed Media Tutorial

12 Nov

Guest blog post by Deborah Pace – Design Team Member

comments in italics added by Deb at Blue Twig Studio


 Deborah created this beautiful mixed media piece, which is really easy to do. I hope it gives you some ideas for your own projects. 



Apply a thin coat of gesso to your surface.


Rub metallic gelatos and Aquarelle watercolor pencils onto watercolor paper (Deborah started with the Mixed Media Sampler). Blend with water using a paintbrush or your fingers.  Dry with a heat gun.


Apply metallic gelato over a stencil.


With another stencil, mist watercolor, remove stencil and let drip. Outline with watercolor pencils and Faber-Castell Pitt Pen.  Add additional colors and dry with a heat gun.

Mixed media project by Deborah Pace

Mixed media project by Deborah Pace

Embellish with the Prima Free Spirit paper flowers and the flair buttons.


Faber-Castell Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler (yellow used here)

Gelatos (come in packs or singles)


Pitt Pens

Big Brush Pens

Prima Free Spirit embellishments (there are lots of other embellishments available to use)

Gesso (I have the FC gesso available on the website)

watercolor paper (I don’t have any listed on the website, although I have some in the shop)

heat gun



I adore how beautiful this looks. I know you can make something similar (perhaps making some holiday gifts?). Thanks so much to Deborah for sharing this project idea. 


Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918



7 Responses to “Easy Mixed Media Tutorial”

  1. kristin November 12, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    just love her birds!! 🙂 had to share….


  2. lynnk50 November 14, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    Great project, Deborah. I like all the texture you created for the background. I just love the bird stencil! What fun and the techniques can be used for so many different projects. Looking forward to seeing what you create next month!


    • Deb Prewitt November 14, 2014 at 7:27 am #



      • joyofartstudio November 16, 2014 at 10:40 am #

        Deborah, Hi I am Joy Hellman another on the design team glad to connect and looking forward to seeing more of your projects. Joy I love your tutorial so clear and easy to follow I also love layers and textured surfaces definitely will try this project


  3. Sonja Milojevic November 16, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    What a beautiful piece! I love it!


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