Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mixed Media Graffiti style Tutorial

Hi There!
This month I created a fun tutorial on how to use different mediums to achieve a Graffiti style background. It was on the blog at My Creative Scrapbook a few days ago.
Are you interested in having a play with different mediums but unsure of where to start?  This step by step tutorial is a great way to try it out & give something different a go!  This is how I created the grungy/graffiti style background on this page.

First of all you will need these supplies

This is a 12x12 Crafters Workshop Chevron mask template. you don't need a 12x12 size though you can use smaller. Other patterns that would help create the same effect are bricks, waves, swirls etc

-Texture Paste
-Dark Blue Mist (Tattered Angels Saphire)
-Light Blue Mist (Generic from my LSS)
-Black ink (Versa Magic Midnight Black)
-Dark Brown Ink (Versa Colour Pinecone)
-Bright/Dark Yellow (Prima Coltsfoot)
-Navy Blue Ink (Prima Farmer Jeans)
-Teal Ink (Prima Teal Damask)
-Stamp (Kaisercraft grid stamp)

I have done this tutorial on come cardstock so you can see the texture paste better.  For my page I used the We R Memory Keepers paper from the Main Kit.

First up use your fingers or a popcycle stick & rub some texture paste in 2 areas.  I have done the top right hand corner & bottom left hand corner.  Try not to be perfect when applying.  It is better to get an uneven look.  Let the texture paste dry.

Get your Dark Blue mist & undo the nozzle.  Flick the spray nozzle onto the page so that it leaves splat marks

Now take out your Light Blue Mist & spray randomly around the page

Use the Teal & Yellow inks. Roughly smudge some ink over the texture paste

Use the black ink & stamp the grid patterns on top of the texture paste

Use the Dark Brown ink & roughly ink around the edges of the cardstock/paper

If you have a go at this I would LUV to see it!!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Such a AWESOME layout Shell.... love your tutorial!! That background looks SENSATIONAL!! x

  2. Shell you've explained this technique so well (I get it now)so thank you for sharing. I can't wait to have a go but I'll need to get a suitable template first.....

  3. Great tutorial Shell. Love the background you've created.

  4. Your layout is AMAZING and thanks so much for your tutorial!!!


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