How To Reuse Your Blitsy Box Into A Textured Art Journal Page
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!
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
- Palette knife
- bubble wrap
Let's Upcycle Our Blitsy Stash Box!
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.
Add a layer of gesso to the center of the cardboard panel then let this dry before moving on to the next step.
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.
Now brayer the Phthalo Blue onto your palette, press the bubble wrap into the paint then onto the panel surface.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time to pull out all those Blitsy stash boxes from the recycle bin and upcycle them into art work!
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