Sunday, September 21, 2014

My First Unique Laser Designs (ULD) Guest Designer Mixed Media/Art Journal Layout!

I just KNEW I had to kick off my first ULD Guest Designer project with a BANG! There was no other way to do it than with……drum roll, please…….ULD's chipboard "SPLATS". I couldn't get my acrylic paint on those yummies fast enough! LOL!

"King of Kings" Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Let's jump right in with my mixed media art journal layout process:

Start with a 12 x12 piece of canvas textured white cardstock.
Use a brush stroke to paint a black, semi-gloss background.
Create a textured backdrop using a brick wall stencil & gesso.
Position three pieces of paper on top of your background as shown above.
Use the Golden high flow acrylic paint to create paint splatters.
Loosen the cap of the Golden 'florescent pink'
acrylic paint bottle. Apply paint straight from the bottle using a 'flicking' method.
Remove the three pieces of paper.
Use a paint brush to lightly smear some of the paint on the brick.
Dry with a heat gun.
Position two more pieces of paper as shown above.
Apply 'indigo blue' paint in the same "flicking" motion,
remove the two pieces of paper,
and lightly smear the 'indigo blue' on the brick. Dry completely.
Flick & smear Golden 'dioxazine purple' acrylic paint. Dry Completely.
Add more 'florescent pink'. Dry completely.
Flick Golden 'green gold' acrylic paint. Dry completely.
Apply Golden 'iridescent' acrylic paint using a 'flicking' motion. Dry completely.
Apply gesso to Unique Laser Design's "Splats" shapes. Allow to dry.
Add Golden high flow acrylic paint to the ULD "Splats". Dry completely.
Adhere "Splats" to the background using matte medium.
Add smaller "Splats" on top of larger ones to give a nice layered look.
Outline all "Splats" with a black Uni-ball Signo pen.
Use gold foil Thickers to create your "King of Kings" sentiment.
Use matte medium to adhere the alphas to the background.
Free draw a crown on a 4 x 6 golden colored piece of card stock.
Trace the crown with a black Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen.
Add bling rhinestones to the crown.
Trace sentiment with a black Uni-ball Signo pen & silver Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Distress the edges of the white card stock with black ink.
Close-up of the layers & texture.
Close-up of the sentiment.
And, VOILA' ~ King of Kings
Mixed Media Art Journal Layout!!!
I hope you enjoyed this mixed media art journal process! You can find the ULD "Splat" pieces HERE or check them out at Unique Laser Design. Have a wonderful week everyone! 
XOXO Shelley :D


  1. Great tutorial, Shelley ! I love seeing how you create your masterpieces ! :)

    1. Thank YOU, Shilo for such an amazing opportunity! I am SO GRATEFUL!!!! And those DELICIOUS "SPLATS".....OMg!!! Simply INCREDIBLE!!!! :D

  2. Congrats on your first project! I love seeing how you got to the final piece! And those outlined splats are awesome! :)

    1. Hey Katy! THANKS for the love! YES, ma'am, the ULD "SPLATS" TOTALLY ROCK!!!!! Smooches!

  3. Congrats Shelly on your fantastic project. Fabulous piece! WTG!!!!

  4. Thanks SO much, Rachelle for your encouragement. The "SPLATS" are a FABULOUS canvas! :D XOXO