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Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus
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Hello Everyone! It’s Jenn Shurkus from shurkus.com. As always I am wicked exited to be sharing on the Ranger Blog again!

Today I am sharing with you a colorful mixed media project that I hope will motivate you to get a little painty and create an inspiring piece of art!

Let’s get started with today’s tutorial!

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Step 1: Using a palette knife spread some gesso around the thickboard medium tag. Just a light layer will do.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Paint Broken China Distress Paint all over the tag except for the very bottom. Blend in some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint on the edges with an Ink Blending Tool.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Using an Ink Blending Tool and a new foam, ink on some Twisted Citron Distress Paint.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Using a Distress Blending Brush add some Blue Print Sketch Distress Oxide with the Tim Holtz String Stencil up the left side of the tag. Along the bottom use Distress Ink Oxide Peeled Paint and the Tim Holtz Tinsel stencil and a Distress Blending Brush to add some detail along the bottom of the tag.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: : Dip the Night Scribble Stick into water, and rub it across the Dina Wakley Scribbly Circles stamp, and stamp it on the background of the tag.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Dip the Lime Scribble Stick into water, and rub it across the Dina Wakley Seaweed Stamp from the Scribbly Fishies stamp set, and stamp it on the bottom of the tag.
Heat set if needed

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Set the tag in a box, to protect your work surface, overlay the Dotted Tim Holtz Stencil- spritz some Distress Resist Spray.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Heat set, then rub with a blending tool Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink. The Distress Resist Spray will resist the ink.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Stamp a bunch of images from the Dina Wakley Scribbly Fishies stamp set on the smooth side of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Black Soot Archival Ink. I like to stamp multiples because you never know what you might end up using

Dip the scribble sticks into water, and scribble the color onto your images. Don’t worry about staying in the lines or making things “too perfect”

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Color all the images in and then fussy cut them out and set aside

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Put a dab of white gesso on an acrylic block, spritz with water, then using a wet paintbrush, flick white droplets onto the background of the tag.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Using Potting Soil Archival Ink, stamp a few of the seaweed images from Scribbly Fishies along the bottom.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Ink blend with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto two pieces of cardstock, approx 1.5” x 3”. Die cut “found” and “lost” with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media 6 Thinlits Dies. Keep the negative of “found” and the pieces of “lost”. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Die cut 4 more of each words out of black cardstock. Then using Distress Collage Medium Matte, layer all the black cardstock pieces and adhere the Blue Print Sketch piece on the top. Trim any extra black cardstock.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Using Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium adhere the fishes and words, “lost” then “found.”

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Use a white gel pen to add detail to the fish

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 12: Using a little bit of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Reinker and Texture Paste to mix up some “sand”.

Spread it along the bottom of the tag

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 13: Use Blue Ribbon and Caribbean Coast enamel accents to add some bubbles.

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Step 14: Adhere the “&” from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings Alpha Parts- Newsprint with Ultra Thick Gel Medium.

I hope this has inspired you to play with layers and make a fun piece of art for yourself or someone special in your life!

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

Jenn Shurkus Jenn lives on Cape Cod, with her kitty Mister Harley and her boyfriend Chris. She’s been papercrafting for 18 years, and has played multiple roles in the paper craft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher. She is Ranger certified. Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to design their cards and projects. She has a flair for the “artsy-fartsy” without going over the top. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth. She currently teaches in person and online classes as well as host Art Retreats. You can read more about her, on her blog,{creative chick} as well as follow her on her creative endeavors on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
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