Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Splitcoast Tutorial: Gel Impressionism Foiled Collage

Today's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a beautiful mixed media collage technique called Gel Impressionism Foiled Collage. It starts with a gel print, which is torn up and collaged, and then lightly foiled with brushed glue. Here's my card:

My son took an art class this summer and his looseleaf text book was not resellable, so he donated it to me for use in art projects. I used one of the pages from the table of contents for the base of my gel print, and I love the bits of text showing through - I also learned that the pages work well for a resist technique on the gel press, so I'll be playing with that some more. 

I used a buff colored paint, colorless blender and a bronze patina for my print, then layered it all with a fun new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs - can you spot this Dot Snowflake design in the background?

My focal image is a small section of a larger die from Spellbinders - I adore these silhouette dies by Sharyn Sowell. Here's the full image: 

At an angle you can see the collaged torn bits of my background and the small and random bits of foiling on the background - there's also a sheen from the collage medium that I used, and it's all very pretty.  

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  1. This really wow-ed me Dina. I love, love, love that fabulous background you created with the torn print, and the brushes of gold foiling brings it to a new level of gorgeousness. Love the partial die idea also. I will be 'borrowing' that one, and will definitely be trying this amazing background technique! Thanks for sharing!