Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TCW - Melbourne Urban Street Art - A Tutorial

Hi everyone!

While we were exploring Melbourne, we came across several alley ways that were filled with really cool graffiti art. It's pretty amazing what people can create with spray bottles! I took a bunch of photos and here's a layout I made with one of them.

I used some of The Crafter's Workshop stencils from the new 2014 Summer release along with Chalk Core cardstock by Core'dination to make my page. Here's a little step by step on now I created part of the background.

I wrote out a quote using a white Sharpie marker and overlapping with a Faber Castell Pastel Pencil.

To distress the page I used the Sand It Gadget by Core'dinations.

Next I used the TCW478 Beaded Curtain stencil with white mist and embossing powder.

On a new sheet of Chalk Core cardstock, I applied many different metallic acrylic paints with make up sponges to TCW470 Geometric Art Layers,  blending as I went.

Here's what that sheet looked like when I was done.

I cut the page into strips and saved some for future projects.

Lastly, I took the strips and layered them on the distressed cardstock then splattered more metallic acrylic paint everywhere, did some messy doodling, added some UmWowStudio Chevron Confetti chipboard and added the photo of course.

Here's some close ups:



  1. I love that you graffitied over the graffiti. Well, UNDER the piccy of it...IYKWIM!!!! Anyways, it's awesome & a fabbo way of using black card stock, too:):)

  2. Oh my! Super artsy! LOVE the chalkboard effect and those metallic paints. Have been dying to try those Lumiere paints but I have to get it shipped from the US so I'm still considering. Do you love them?

  3. I love this one, very artsy!
    I love the chalk with those colors

  4. Awesome and very artsy. The work on the backgrounds is amazing. Great to see how that paper reacts with different kinds of mediums. You rock girl.

  5. Wow! I love your creative background and it's perfect with that photo!!


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