Hi there Joggles Fans! Lisa here today, and I’m excited to share my Mixed Media Accordion Book Tutorial with you! I had a blast creating this Accordion Book using Joggles Stamps, Stencils, Sticky Snippets and Gelatos!
My images are altered so not only would they fit the Accordion Book I was using, but also because they are in costume for Halloween!
Joggles Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps: Wonky House #5
Joggles Clear Acrylic Stamp Mounts – to fit your images
Other Supplies: Heat Tool, baby wipes, Gel Medium such as Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium, foam brush or cosmetic sponges
Here is my process:
Working on a NonStick Craft Sheet, apply Gesso to the Accordion Book using a brush.This is a very important step in working with Gelatos. Let dry.
Scribble Gelatos onto Accordion Page. Note: I covered the adjoining page, as I wanted to add different colors to that page.
Using Mini Mister filled with water, spritz Gelatos. Note: if you skipped the step of covering your Accordion Book pages with Gesso, your colors will not spread nicely.
Let colors run and blend, or use a foam brush to help float the colors to cover the Accordion page.
Let dry, or heat set to speed up drying process.
Repeat using color combinations as desired on remaining pages.
Next we are going to use the color reduction technique by placing the Joggles Punchinella Trio 2 stencil over the Gelato-covered pages, then using a Baby Wipe to remove color. Note: again, if you did not apply Gesso to your pages, this technique will not work because the color will be absorbed into the fibers of the paper and will not lift as well..
Here’s what my pages looked like after the Color Reduction. You can see the pattern left when the colour is lightened or removed through the stencil.
Next we are going to add pops of color to the pages by placing the stencil over the pages. Scribble the Gelato onto the stencil, then blend the color with your fingers.
Continue adding pops of color to your pages as desired.
Using Black Archival Ink, stamp onto the Deli Paper and Sticky Snippets using the Joggles/Margaret Applin Designs Vintage Correspondence cling mounted rubber stamp.
Apply the stamped Deli paper to your pages using Gel Medium to adhere.
Apply the Sticky Snippets to your pages.
Using a Foam Brush, apply Gesso to the Mixed Media paper. Let dry.
Using the Gelatos, add color to the Mixed Media Paper by scribbling the Gelatos and spritzing to make the color float and spread. I wanted a lighter color, so while it was still wet, I blotted with a paper towel. Let dry.
Using Black Archival Ink, stamp your images onto the backgrounds just created. (see supply list for the image names)
Using scissors, cut out your stamped images. You’ll notice that I am using “bits and pieces” of the images to create different creatures with the stamps.
Decide on placement and “costumes” and adhere with Gel Medium.
Brighten up the stamped images, by adding color using the Gelatos and a waterbrush. You can either scribble the Gelato onto the craft sheet and pick up from there or load the waterbrush directly from the Gelato depending upon the intensity of color you want.
Using Gel Medium, adhere pieces of the Deli Paper to the stamped images to add interest.
Stamp the Joggles/Bloobel spider as desired on pages. Use a Black Marker to hand draw the spider web and then define the stamped images and Sticky Snippets by tracing around the images. If desired, add additional doodles using the Dylusions Pens.
To add more interest to the background, place the Punchinella Trio 2 stencil over the colored Accordion pages, ink Joggles/Margaret Applin Designs Vintage Correspondence stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink and stamp over the stencil. Repeat as desired.
For additional interest, place another pattern from the same stencil over Accordion Pages, and use an Ink Blending Tool to apply Black Archival Ink over the stencil. Repeat as desired.
Here is a close up so you can see how the layers and details come together. I hope I’ve inspired you to create art!
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