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How To Reuse Your Blitsy Box Into A Textured Art Journal Page

Posted by Kim Dellow

When you get your next Blitsy stash in the mail, keep the box and upcycle it into a textured art journal page.

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Hi, it's Kim Dellow here and today I'm making good use of the box my Blitsy stash was delivered in with this fun mixed media project. I love cardboard and find it hard to get rid of so I thought I would upcycle it into some art. I've called it a textured art journal page but you could always make it into a journal cover, wall art or gift box or, well, anything really!

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Here Is What You Will Need:

  • Blitsy box or other corrugated cardboard
  • Golden Heavy Body Acrylic 2 oz. Tube - Phthalo Blue/Red Shade
  • Golden - Historical Heavy Body Acrylic Hue - 2 oz. Tube - Azurite Hue
  • Golden Heavy Body Acrylic 2 oz. Tube - Quinacridone Magenta
  • Golden - Interference Color - 2 oz. - Blue
  • Prima Marketing Art Ingredients Glass Beads - Licorice
  • Ranger Inkssentials Inky Roller Brayer - Medium
  • Golden Regular Gloss Gel Medium - 8oz
  • Liquitex Gesso, 8oz
  • Brush
  • Palette knife
  • bubble wrap
  • scissors
  • cardstock

Let's Upcycle Our Blitsy Stash Box!

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Start by tearing the Blitsy stash box packaging into a panel of cardboard. Use any size you fancy but make sure that you have lots of raw edges.

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Add a layer of gesso to the center of the cardboard panel then let this dry before moving on to the next step.

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Use a brayer to add a layer of the Azurite Hue to the panel; don't over cover the brayer with paint if you want some of the corrugation pattern to show through.

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Now brayer the Phthalo Blue onto your palette, press the bubble wrap into the paint then onto the panel surface.

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Add the Quinacridone Magenta to the panel with the brayer but this time add it thickly and only in a couple of places on the panel.

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Add a thick layer of the gel medium to areas of the panel and sprinkle on the beads. Let this layer dry completely before moving on; this may take overnight.

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Mix the Azurite Hue with water or a glaze medium to a high fluid consistency and drip it over the beads on the panel. Let this dry completely. Meanwhile, cover spare cardstock with the Quinacridone Magenta and cut it into a heart shape.

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Add some of the Interference paint thickly over the beads, the heart shape and around the edge of the heart too, then stick a strip of corrugated card to the panel and add the heart over the top with the regular gel.

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Time to pull out all those Blitsy stash boxes from the recycle bin and upcycle them into art work!

Thanks for popping in.

Kim Dellow