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Tatiana Kuzyk's Create Your Own Altered Art in 60 Minutes!
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Create Your Own Altered Art in 60 Minutes!

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Step 5

Step 5

Step 5

Measure and cut 4 pieces of ribbon that will serve a borders to your image. Apply a generous amount of Golden Soft Gel to the sides of the image and place each piece of ribbon in their place, gently tap the excess of gel medium out and remove it with your brush. Once in place, use brush #1 to apply two coats of Liquitex Matte Medium to the surface of each piece of ribbon. Let it dry for about ten minutes. Again, a hair dryer SAVES time!

Step 6

Step 6

Place a sticker or an embellishment directly below the main image. I like to use a colored marker or paint an outline of the embellishment in order to bring out more contrast. I call it a 'POP-UP EFFECT' — as the image pops, or seems to be leaping out of the composition. In this case, I first applied a very thin, watered-down coat of Golden Indian Yellow Hue acrylic paint to the surface of my sticker in order to tone it down. Then I immediately followed with an outline utilizing Golden Raw Umber acrylic paint.

Step 7

Step 7

Step 7

This is my FAVORITE part! Let's line up those cute buttons — 3-5 will do it, depending on the size you choose. In the meantime plug in your heating gun. Once you settled on the button combination and placement, thread the Mouline through each one, going through both holes. Using the heating gun attach the buttons to the surface of your artwork (in my example, I placed them to the right of the main image).

Step 8

Step 8

Now, apply a thin coat of Liquitex Matte Medium with a brush #1 to the Mouline in order to set it in a desired placement. If necessary, cut the loose ends of the Mouline.

Step 9

Step 9

Apply a generous coat of Golden Gel Topcoat w/UVLS (Semi-Gloss), the BEST UV protection medium around (in my opinion). It will protect your art work from color fading due to the effects of UV radiation over time. This medium dries translucent in under 10 minutes!

Finished

Step 10

IT IS DONE. FINISHED. COMPLETE. Congratulations on creating your very own Art Piece! Now, Show it OFF! Give It Away! Enjoy!

© 2009 Tatiana Kuzyk. All rights reserved.

Tatiana KuzykTatiana Kuzyk is an intuitive artist, writer, and a spiritual teacher. Tatiana's personal prescription for a so called 'creative blockage' is a complete surrender to the Sacredness of the mysteries of one's Creative Process. More »

3/11/09