Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Grungeboard Series: Mediums

Today I get a bit messy. I am playing with multi mediums on grungeboard.

The first technique is a way of adding vintage pages to grungeboard. Now, you can use other adhesives to do this, however, this works best. What the multi-medium matte does is to adhere it down so it won't pull up on the edges over time. When I took the class with Tim Holtz, he told us that this is one of his favorite adhesives!

This is super simple. Just keep in mind that this medium becomes waterproof when it dries. This means that if you have inky hands and this medium dries over it - you have inky hands that are waterproof! Of course there are a ton of reasons why drying waterproof is exactly why to use it! Another tutorial for another time.

The next technique involves using Glass medium gel. This stuff is so awesome! It is a texture medium that adds tiny glass beads to you project. By itself it dries clear but you can add paint for a whole new look. When it is dried it is mailable and the glass beads are permanent. I added some ink to the grunge pieces then added the glass bead gel over top. When it dried it created amazing texture and shine. I highly recommend this product!

You can look at the pictures below to see how amazing this technique looks with paint mixed in the glass bead gel. I took a dollop and added Ranger Cloudy Blue paint to it. The I took another dollop and added Ranger Stream paint. I then took the cloudy blue and added it to the grungeboard page. I dragged the stream mixture through it. I LOVE how it turned out. Best part - it is simple. All you do is slap it on and let it dry...done!
See you all back tomorrow for more grungy fun!!

~Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte
~Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Broken China
~1924 Vintage dictionary
~Vintage Accordion Music Paper

Glass Bead Gel
~Golden Glass bead Gel
~Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade
~Ranger Paint Dabbers: Cloudy Blue, Stream


  1. I've been curious about the glass bead medium; thanks for showing it 'in action'! I think I might need to get some.

  2. for this list of supplies...I can get the distress inks, 1919 Vintage Dictionary page, Vintage music paper...and that's it! lol I really love what you did here! It looks very cool!...Nancy :o)