Hello my peeps! There are so many different ways to use my Girlie Grunge Art Medium and today I'm going to show you my Five Favorite Techniques in alphabetical order. I've been wanting to do this blog post for a really long time and I finally had enough time to get it done. I'm really happy with the way it all came together. I hope you like these 5 tutorials!!!
Girlie Grunge Art Medium Technique #1 - Decoupage
I love that this medium is water based so that you can easily dilute it. I always keep at least 2 jars on my work bench, one that is full strength and one that is diluted for decoupage (I do a ton of decoupage). You can dilute it equal parts medium and water or if you like it just a bit thicker you can use 2 parts medium to 1 part water (my personal favorite).
I decoupaged some circles that were die cut with my Cascading Circles die from Spellbinders out of pages that were made with paint and stencils on my Gel Press.
When you decoupage you want to paint a layer of Girlie Grunge Art Medium onto the surface...
Then place your paper over the Girlie Grunge Art Medium and add another layer over the top.
Repeat for the other circles.
Decoupage a Cascading Circles die cut from kraft card stock in the same way, cut off the excess and dry with a heat gun.
You can ink right over the dried Girlie Grunge Art Medium! I added Bluejay Mix'd Media Inx CHOX...
And Sparrow Mix'd Media Inx CHOX.
To finish the tag I added a denim bow that was stiffened with undiluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium (technique later in this post).
Girlie Grunge Art Medium Technique #2 - Glaze
You can use Girlie Grunge Art Medium to make your own paint and glaze when mixed with my Pigment Powders. You will use the diluted medium that we used to decoupage and mix with a straight color of Pigment Powder or with a mixture of Pigment Powders.
Add a small amount of Blue Pigment Powder to a palette then pour some diluted Girlie Grunge Art Medium over it. You want a mixture of 1 part Pigment Powder to 3 parts diluted medium for glaze.
Mix the glaze with a paintbrush.
Completely cover your background with the glaze. This is my Embroidered Flowers stamp and die set from Spellbinders that I stamped with Mix'd Media Inx CHOX.