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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mixed Media Resist: Vaseline & Stencils - Creative Team Thursday with Kristin Van Valkenburgh



“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new path.” — Walt Disney

It’s my turn again! And I can’t wait to share with you an old-ish technique that I’ve been experimenting with lately.

Like many of us, I’ve been in love with Mixed Media for what seems like a lifetime and as a result, there aren’t any tips or techniques I haven’t tried. I love anything that creates texture or visual interest, and will literally swoon over something as simple as messy cracks or crevices on a project or page.

One of the first Mixed Media processes I learned that creates cracks and crevices is the “Peeling Paint” technique which uses Vaseline as a resist. Have you ever tried it? It’s quick, easy and uses what you already have in your medicine cabinet.

But. . . . I’d never experimented with pushing it through anything - not to mention a stencil - before now. To be honest, I wasn't even sure it would work! But work it did, and I must say, the results are pretty cool.

Check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think! The whole process can be found below. And stay tuned to the end to see a (really fast) tag I made using the technique.



Your turn!

Have fun and stay sloppy,
Kristin xo!

Stencil Used: “Borders 9J Stencil” by Jessica Sporn for Stencil Girl
http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/product-p/l089.htm



A childhood obsession with Hollywood starlets led to an early life in the theater, where Kristin Van Valkenburgh spent many happy days on set and behind the scenes as both an actress and makeup artist for the stage. Kristin has a passion for all things mixed media and loves to create whimsical pieces with lots of layers, bright, poppy colors, big eyes and positive affirmations. Her work has been featured in numerous Stampington publications including Somerset Studio, SomersetStudio Gallery, Somerset Life, Somerset Apprentice, Artists’ Cafe and Art Journaling.  



You can find Kristin on her blogYouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

THANK YOU KRISTIN!
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5 comments:

  1. Creating the look of peeling paint using vaseline - what a cool technique. I never heard about it before, but I can't wait to try it now. Fantastic video and tutorial KVK!

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  2. I even have used it but was lost (somewhere in my head) as I try newer techniques and products! Love this and can't wait to play!!!! Thanks so much💖

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  3. I had no idea! very cool!

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  4. Totally digging the effects Kristin!
    Love the bit of peeling that also is a bonus with the resist! Thanks for sharing!
    Jackie xx

    ps...what type of markers are you using and what is that last product you used on your edges? TY!

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