Foiled Feathers – Mixed Media Art Tutorial | Hobby Lobby®

Foiled Feathers – Mixed Media Art Tutorial | Hobby Lobby®


Hi I’m Tara with the Hobby Lobby
Creative Studio if you’ve ever wanted to make your own
trendy artwork I’ve got just the thing for you! Pebeo has come out with the line of
mixed media products that lets you easily become the artist of your own
masterpieces. I’ll show you how to make this wispy feather work of art right after this! Today I’m going to show you how to use Pebeo’s mixed media products to let your creativity fly! So let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll
need to make this foiled feather work of art: an 8″x8″ Gesso wood board, a 6″x6″ feather stencil, a no.4 Catalyst
mini angle spatula, a tube of high density modeling
paste, a tube of Mixtion Relief, a
paintbrush, Mirror Effect Silver Leaves and Mirror
Effect Gold Leaves. We’re going to start by using our modelling paste to stencil our feathers onto our wood
board. This technique may take a couple tries to really master so feel free to
practice on some scrap material until you’re comfortable enough to do it on
the real thing. Let me show you how: lay your stencil on the wood board with the first feather slightly hanging off the left side. Now, squeeze some modeling paste onto the spatula and you’re going start spreading it over
the stencil. Start at the outer edges and work your way inward.
Working inward like this helps to protect the thin pieces of stencil and helps you keep from pushing modeling paste up under the small pieces. So once the feather is covered, lightly scrape the spatula upward along
the length of the feather, smoothing out the modelling paste the
best you can. A little bit of inconsistency in a thickness a modelling
paste, is just fine! It will actually create a slight
gradient in the feathers, which adds nice depth and texture to your finished piece! Now you’ll just repeat spreading the
modelling paste over the remaining feathers. Once you
have them all covered, carefully lift the stencil straight up
to remove it so you don’t smudge the modelling paste. You can clean off your stencil by just
rinsing it under water and patting it dry. Once you get it cleaned off, you’re ready to start the rest to your feathers. Line the stencil up next to the last
feather on the board, this time the stencil will hang off the right
edge. Repeat the technique of applying and spreading the modeling paste for the
last two feathers. Once you’re done, just remove the stencil and then leave the feathers to dry
completely– usually four to six hours– before moving on to the next step. Now this is where the glam begins–
adding our silver and gold leaf! You’ll start by applying a line of the
Mixtion Relief wherever you want the foiled accents to
be. I’m just adding a line down the center of each feather and an extra little diagonal accent every so
often! Let this dry until it becomes
transparent–which is about one to two hours. I even
left mine to dry overnight and it was still tacky and worked excellent
the next morning. Apply the foil by placing the metal leaf sheet metallic side
up. Make sure all the relief design is
covered fully by the foil and then just run your finger over the
edges to make sure you get all the Mixtion covered. Peel away the foil sheet, and there you
go. So easy! If that still didn’t work, your Mixtion Relief might have gotten a
little bit to dry. But don’t worry you can just at a little bit more, wait
until it turns transparent and then add more foiling until you’re happy with the way it looks. So, finish foiling all of your feathers and
once that’s done, we’ve added a little bit of extra glam to
the edges of our wood board. And who doesn’t love extra glam? To do
that, add a thick layer of Mixtion Relief to the
edges, spread it around with a paintbrush and then just wait until it’s
transparent. Then just apply your metal leaf. Now you’re done and ready to place this
beautiful work of art on your wall or give it as a gift, either way, you’re
sure to wow your friends! You can also check out our other Pebeo
mixed media videos to see how to use the products in this
line to create a wide variety of unique projects. Well, that’s all for today. Thanks for
joining me here at the Hobby Lobby Creative Studio. I’ll see you next time!

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