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Colorful Cardboard Configurations

By: Jools Robertson
June 23, 2016

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Colorful Cardboard Configurations
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Transform any old piece of cardboard into a beautiful and colorful configuration!

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Stencils - Old French Script
  • Americana Decor Stencils - Distressed Harlequin
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Champagne Ice
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Texture Sand Paste
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer Yellow
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Purple
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Shimmer Turquoise
  • DecoArt Media Misters - Orange
  • Various Cardboard Pieces
  • Strong Adhesive Glue
  • Various Embellishments

Instructions:

Cut Cardboard base to size 12'' x 12'' approximately.

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Cut varying widths of the different pieces of cardboard to form the frames, 1'', 1½" and 2''.

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Before assembling, use Crackle Paste with DecoArt Stencil Distressed Harlequin on the base cardboard.

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Once dry, play around with the layout and adhere with a strong glue.

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Cover the joins with paper from the cardboard and start to peel back areas to reveal the textures.

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Apply modeling paste to the frame using DecoArt French Script Stencil.

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Use Texture Sand Paste on one of the chipboard embellishments.

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Apply Texture Sand Paste and Modeling Paste through more stencils and play around with the layout on the embellishments. Adhere the layout with a strong glue.

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Roughly cover with Media White Gesso.

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Once dry, spritz with the Media Acrylic Misters, focusing the lighter colours on the embellishments.

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Focus the stronger colours on the frame.

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Also focus the stronger colours around the edge and corners of the recesses. Wipe back areas to expose the textures.

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Partially wipe back the colour from the embellishments to expose the detail and highlight with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Champagne Ice.

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The heart was covered in Crackle Paste. The wing and crown embellishments were glued in place and covered with Gesso.

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Comments

AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing art!

JOANN ALEXANDER

June 24, 2016

Brilliant construction Jools and fabulous designing. I love seeing how you put your pieces together and this is amazing xxx

Brenda Brown

June 25, 2016

This is a stunning piece of art! It is really beautiful and I can't believe it is made from cardboard! I'd be very interested to know how that bottom left hand corner turned out like that! Carol x

Carol Findon

June 25, 2016

Love this, Jools! An amazing mix of awesome texture and colours! And I love most that your frame is all selfmade from corrugated card! Wow! xxx

Claudia

June 25, 2016

Awesome!

janet

October 4, 2016

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