Mixed Media Butterfly Folder

Hello lovely crafters,

Lisa here with my creation for Itsy Bitsy.

For this creation I decided to decorate a grey board folder.  Grey board is a fantastic base to work on, as it is strong enough to take numerous layers of different mediums. The size of the folder is just a bit bigger than an A4 with a front over-flap which wraps around the front of the folder.

So, here is my finished creation…

And this is how I did it….

First I painted the folder, both front and back with Little Birdie’s white 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste.

I worked on small areas at a time as the overall size of the folder was so big.  I painted a section of the folder with a light wash of Little Birdie Misty Fog Chalk Paint and then added torn pieces of the Touch Of Nature Decoupage Paper with Craft Glue.

I continued to add the Misty Fog paint and brought in another colour which was the Sailing Sky Chalk Paint.  Then added some Texture Sand.

And Mixed Media Art Stones.

I added some more texture using the Floral and Net stencils and Mixed Media Paste.

I wanted to create a matte background with a mix of colours so continued to add and blend the chalk paints.  But I also wanted to add some shine, so chose the Tinted Metallic Paints. I applied a small amount of the Caribbean Teal Tinted Metallic paint over the top of the stenciled Mixed Media Paste with my finger using it more like a wax than a paint.

Using the Primed Chipboard ‘Making Memories Everyday’ piece. I painted it with  Caribbean Teal and Silver Charm Tinted Metallic Paints and attached it to the front of the folder.

I then painted the rest of the folder, both the back and inside with the chalk paints.

Thanks for popping by the blog today to see my creation.

Toodles for now.

Lisa x

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5 Replies to “Mixed Media Butterfly Folder”

  1. very pretty work lisa….. but can u tell me do we have to apply modpodge after this to maintain its durability or anything else should be used to make it more durable ..tia

    1. Hi Neetika, I usually use a satin varnish to protect my work afterwards. Especially the pieces of work that are going to be handled quite a lot. Modpodge would work but Itsy Bitsy do a Deco Glue called Deco Magic which comes in matte and in a glossy version if you prefer a shiny finish which is specifically for sealing.
      Thank you for the lovely comment.
      Lisa x

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