It was while watching a tutorial by the talented Limor Webber that inspired me to recreate this Mixed Media File Folder she was featuring.
You only need a few supplies and it's a quick and easy project to make.
Here is a list of the supplies I used and a step by step pictorial:
-Manila File Folder
Using a clean, dry brush paint the gesso onto the folder and heat set it with a heat tool.
Once dry, add color to the folder in sections using the acrylic paints, of your choosing.
For my folder, I used two brands of paint from Folk Art and Apple Barrel in the colors: "Patina, Calypso Sky", and "Fuchsia".
I heat set the folder using my heat gun and after it was dry, I used some stencils to add texture to the background.
I used a dot stencil, heart doily and an open circle stamp.
For the last and final step, I made a flower stencil out of a piece of acetate.
Using a sponge and black acrylic paint, I sponged the flower in a few places on the folder.
And voila!! folder complete!!
I hope you enjoyed this project for today!
The possibilities are endless!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day and Peace!! :)
Oh I could do this for all my files at work! HeheheReplyDelete
What a fabulous idea Elina, & I love Limor's work too - she is very arty!
What a great idea, so simple and yet so effective for those boring old files.ReplyDelete
Love this Elina, great idea :)ReplyDelete
I agree with you I love Limors work and I love the videos. How clever to have created your own stencil. I have been trying with my silhouette machine but its just now working for me...ReplyDelete