Saturday, February 15

Surprising Journey (Picture tutorial)

Hello friends! Hope you are having a fantastic day! Today, I am sharing with you a tutorial I made for eclectic Paperie, I used Twinkling H2O paints, but you can use any kind of paints you own.

Let's get started!

I started with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper, cut the paper 9" x 9", then taped it to my mat with Blue Tape (painter's tape), the sides are 1" and the top/bottom are .75"

 Added a couple of coats of White Acrylic Gesso
 Then I started painted this piece with Luminarte Twinkling H2O African Jade, just one coat is enough.
 Then I added paint strokes of Luminarte Twinkling H2O Rich Cobalt
and finally some of Twinkling H2O Olive Vine. 
I added some Embossing paste using the Mini Chicken Wire reversed Stencil, but honestly I didn't like it, I removed it immediately with a baby wipe, but it left a really cool impression, ha! The things you discover from your mistakes. Then added few dabs using Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber
 I used an old stencil (no longer available, sorry) and White embossing paste in random places.

Then added White Gelatos in the center and a little bit around the edges,
Added Black Gelatos around the edges of the whole piece.
Then I took my Remant Rubs - Word (Tim Holtz), cut few pieces and added them on my piece.
Looks like this :) 
And this is the final piece, without the blue tape, the picture doesn't show how shimmery this piece is, it's really beautiful!! I think I will put it in a picture frame to decorate my craft room :)

I hope you like it!!
Have a wonderful day.


  1. Pretty!! thanks for sharing the tutorial, it looks amazing!!

  2. That turned out beautifully! I need to find my H2Os now. Thanks for the tutorial, and especially for the sunny, cheerful inspiration!