Video: Mixed Media with Deco Wallpaper Stencil

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to a new post here on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog. Today I'll be sharing a mixed media project which was inspired by an FB Live I did on August 27th. You can watch it HERE.

I created a fun background for a layout which I finished after the live session. I thought it would be nice to create a card to match and use the same techniques.

@lilitheeckelsHere is a closer look at the layout.


@lilitheeckelsSupplies you will need:

  • Gesso
  • Patterned paper
  • Paper from an old book
  • A palette knife
  • Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
  • Permanent Black Ink
  • Some stamps (text stamps, leaves, flowers)
  • Watercolor paper

This is the card I made inspired by my layout.

@lilitheeckels @lilitheeckels @lilitheeckelsHow to:

  1. Apply a layer of gesso onto your watercolor cardstock.
  2. Tear pages and add to the cardstock, adding a thin layer of gesso over them using the palette knife.
  3. Pop the stencil on top and add more gesso. Remove the stencil and wash immediately.
  4. Let the gesso dry. I usually leave it to dry for a couple of hours but you can speed up the process with a heatgun.
  5. Apply watercolors.
  6. Leave to dry.
  7. Stamp in some spots to add detail.
  8. Add your sentiment. I used the Thinking of You Die.

You can watch how I created the card in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube. I did have some issues with my camera and couldn't film the assembling of the card but you can see how I created the background.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Deco Wallpaper Stencil
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Celebrate You Kit — Altenew
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Moments in Time Stamp Set – Altenew
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Thinking of You Die
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Watercolor Brushes Bundle
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Plates —…
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Acrylic Block Set – Altenew
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Pooja September 3, 2018 - 12:31 pm

Beautiful !

barbara lassiter September 3, 2018 - 9:18 pm

The layout is lovely and so is the card. Thanks for the video showing the technique.

Karen Hale September 4, 2018 - 1:48 pm

The layout and card are gorgeous. Love mixed media, little pieces of art. Thanks for the video, enjoyed watching your process.

Amy Brown September 5, 2018 - 2:56 am

WOW! Both the card and layout are stunning! 😀


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