How to Create Textures Using Mixed Media Products

Adding texture to my creations is always so much fun, and experimenting with different mediums to achieve different effects is the best part. Hope this tutorial inspires you.

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How to Create Textures Using Mixed Media Products
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I purchased this frame at my local $1.00 store.

I purchased this frame at my local $1.00 store.

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I added a nice layer of Mud Textue Paste, forming peeks and chuncks here and there for added texture. Allow to dry overnight.

I added a nice layer of Mud Textue Paste, forming peeks and chuncks here and there for added texture. Allow to dry overnight.

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Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the crackle glaze I used on this but it's Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium, I brushed a thick coat on the dried texture paste and dry naturally.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the crackle glaze I used on this but it's Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium, I brushed a thick coat on the dried texture paste and dry naturally.

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Take your mini mister and spray water on your chipboard piece and peel back the layers to create a weathered worn look to your piece.

Take your mini mister and spray water on your chipboard piece and peel back the layers to create a weathered worn look to your piece.

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Here is a side view of the chipboard piece.

Here is a side view of the chipboard piece.

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Using different shades of reds, apply wth a sponge to chipboard pieces. The sponge provides more texture to the surface.

Using different shades of reds, apply wth a sponge to chipboard pieces. The sponge provides more texture to the surface.

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Take a script stamp and using black archival ink, stamp here and there for interest. Using your red paints, water them down and drip them in random spots on your frame.

Take a script stamp and using black archival ink, stamp here and there for interest. Using your red paints, water them down and drip them in random spots on your frame.

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Above is a photo of the crackle medium I used on the frame, Apply a good coat on your title and allow to dry naturally. This is the key to this product for create beautiful cracks.

Above is a photo of the crackle medium I used on the frame, Apply a good coat on your title and allow to dry naturally. This is the key to this product for create beautiful cracks.

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Paint a coat of Black Leather Jacket on top of your cracks, allow to dry a bit and using baby wipe remove the excess. This provides a pretty antiqued look.

Paint a coat of Black Leather Jacket on top of your cracks, allow to dry a bit and using baby wipe remove the excess. This provides a pretty antiqued look.

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Here's a closeup after using the baby wipes.

Here's a closeup after using the baby wipes.

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Paint a top coat of white on your chipboard and another coat of crackle medium, allow to dry then brush on top with Metal Effects gold.

Paint a top coat of white on your chipboard and another coat of crackle medium, allow to dry then brush on top with Metal Effects gold.

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Tuck your cheese cloth underneath your flowers with adhesive Using different reds, pinks, and some purple, dab them on the top petals of the flowers. Using the gold to highlight the flowers.

Tuck your cheese cloth underneath your flowers with adhesive Using different reds, pinks, and some purple, dab them on the top petals of the flowers. Using the gold to highlight the flowers.

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Here is a closeup of the heart with all its pretty cracks and aged edges.

Here is a closeup of the heart with all its pretty cracks and aged edges.

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The key was made using air clay in a mould, added textue paste over the top for texture and once dry I added gold, bronze and black paint to give it that old antique look. Wrap it with gold wire.

The key was made using air clay in a mould, added textue paste over the top for texture and once dry I added gold, bronze and black paint to give it that old antique look. Wrap it with gold wire.

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Close up of the flowers

Close up of the flowers

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I always keep a ton of these crystal gemstones that can be custom colored using alcohol inks to match your piece.

I always keep a ton of these crystal gemstones that can be custom colored using alcohol inks to match your piece.

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Here is a closeup of the gemstones.

Here is a closeup of the gemstones.

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And a closeup of the key

And a closeup of the key

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I hope this has inspired you to give crackle medium a try, there are several on the market and they all have different effects, so get yourself some and have fun.

I hope this has inspired you to give crackle medium a try, there are several on the market and they all have different effects, so get yourself some and have fun.

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