Monday, 5 August 2013

Mixed Media Video Tutorial {Background Tutorial - Mottled Resist Technique}




Hello again everyone!  I hope you had a great Monday & are back into the swing of another working week.  Last week I shared this layout here with you for Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge & Design Team Call Audition & now I'm sharing the video that shows how I created the background, using plastic bags & a toothbrush!  Intrigued?!  


One of their Design Team requirements is a monthly video so I had to bite the bullet,  overcome my video-phobia & get to grips with creating a basic technique tutorial. 
 {Quite the learning curve but it was time!!}

 It was also incredibly fun & rewarding so I look forward to adding more videos
 to my You-Tube channel & would LOVE for you to subscribe to it HERE
  The direct link to the above layout is HERE.



I have a LONG way to go before I become proficient in this so please don't judge
 too harshly!!  I work in a VERY small studio so setting up my camera equipment
 & lighting was incredibly difficult & that lighting leaves a lot to be desired! 
 Nonetheless the video does achieve it's objective & that is 
to show a simple & cost effective technique.

I would love to know what you think so please watch if you have time.  

Hubby & kids made it through & said time went quickly & it was interesting!  
Plus you get to hear my weird accent that my son tells me sounds like 
a cross between English & Australian.  {It is actually a Zimbabwean accent 
as I was born & bred there - it is slightly different to a South African accent
 as Zimbabwe settlers were English not Dutch}.

Thank you for your visit ♥


38 comments:

Maria said...

Beautiful Helen!! Might have to borrow some of your techniques ;)

Tina said...

You rocked this Helen! Loved every minute! And your accent! ;)

Good luck!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Just love this!!!

Leonie said...

Super techniques Helen! Loved this page.
Well done on the video too, I'm in the process of trying to do a video too learning curve all right!!
Good luck with you DT application. :)

yyam said...

Woohoo....love how you shared your technique! Cool stuff..and thanks for keeping it short too...love anything under 10 minutes!

P/s: I need to do some videos done too...you need to give me some pointers!

Missy Whidden said...

Helen, you did a GREAT job! I loved watching you, and your layout is absolutely stunning. And I also LOVE your accent!

Anita said...

Your video was terrific Helen and I will definitely try the technique.

Thank you for sharing.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Loved it .. you did great! Loved hearing your voice after all this time of knowing you!

Janice Nicholls said...

Loved listening to your accent Helen. Your tutorial was fantastic...Thanks for sharing your background technique ...LOve your layout. :)

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous layout and your tutorial was fabulous ... so easy to understand, and I loved your accent!! Thank you for sharing!! ox

Denise van Deventer said...

Will definitely take a look at home...this is blocked here at work! ;-)

Val Thorpe said...

Helen, what a wonderful video.. I think you did great for a first time. I love that there are videos out there for mixed media because it is something that I struggle with... I am a very linear, clean scrapper :O I love the look of mixed media but never seem to get it right... so I learned two things from your video... to use watercolour paper and to back it onto another piece of cardstock to flatten it again. Thank you :D subscribed - looking forward to the next one. <3

Marelize said...

Stunning layout and awesome tutorial Helen! Will definitely give this a go sometime! :)

Sandie Edwards said...

I absolutely enjoyed watching your video Helen and the technique's you used... best of luck with the DT call...

Lizzy Hill said...

Took a look...GREAT video....loved seeing the Goosebumps in action as I just bought some this week! They look fab & I 'know' about the flicking toothbrush, but have never tried it.....so thanks for sharing..LOOOVED how your bg came out, too...lovely page:):):)

Lynette said...

I have so much to learn about Mixed Media so thank you very much for the tutorial. I love the background you created for this layout.

Sanna Lippert said...

really nice tutorial. love the background look. goosebumps is one of my fave products too :).

Caroleanne Wright said...

wow a great layout and video, now I don't feel quite so scared to give this a go, many thanks.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!! And loved the video too!!! You are AMAZING!!!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

You are too cute Helen! Great video, cool technique and spectacular layout! Love that I can now put a voice with your face and hear you now in your blog posts. Fingers crossed for you on making the team.:)

Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень-очень красиво!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful LO and a great video tute. Love your voice!

said...

I will watch this tomorrow, now I'm on the laptop which has too slow internet :(

juscrap said...

His work was fantastic Helen! I did not know this technique and really enjoyed it. I'll try in the next layout. Thanks for sharing and your video was great!xoxo

Aline Marengo said...

Wow... very beautiful!

Lisa Griffith said...

Helen, you did a great job with the video, thanks for sharing, this lo is really striking, great effects! And I LOVE your accent BTW! Will definitely have to try this mottled effect although I have no idea what goosebumps are.....:)

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning and I adore the chicken wire/mesh in the background.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Irini said...

helen your layout is absolutely gorgeous i adore the colours they match perfectly with the photo!....i loved watching the video thanks so much for the inspiration!!
hugz
irini

Tracee said...

Great video, definately encouraged me to get messy with the mists etc. Unfortunately a mass spillage of a Mr Hueys put me off again lol Seriously loved the tutorial and I love your accent. Tx

Carin McDonough said...

Stunning layout Helen and a fantastic video tutorial! :)

MARILYN said...

Wow,Stunning page!!! I enjoyed the video..fantastic work!!! love the techniques. I'll write you soon, sorry for the delay, I was really bad. Gorgeous work my friend!! Take care..hugs!xo

Eila Sandberg said...

Holy smokes Helen! you not proficient enough?! ha ha you gotta be kidding darling! Absolutely GORGEOUS background work and such a beauatiful page! Fingers crossed now for the DT gig!! xoxoxo

carlies said...

Wowza, beautiful techniques and textures, love this one!!!

Heather McMahon said...

Fantastic video and layout Helen! Congrats! And thanks for explaining the accent - I must admit I was puzzling all the way through it. I couldn't work out why you sounded so English!

Mitra Pratt said...

LOVED IT! Got a bit of that spray on order now from Amazon. I did notice you work a lot CLEANER than I do! I always end up covered!

I like the glue method too with the back of the sheet. I try to slide mine under the mat I work on and then pile things on top...I bet yours will work better! ;-)

Great job on the video. I want to give that a try myself. :-)

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Been saving this video to watch over the weekend along with a big slab of chocolate and every second was a treat. Thank you so much for keeping it short, informative and original. Dying to see your next one and Good Luck with the DT position!
Hugs from India.
p.s. I always imagined you as a no-nonsense, kick-ass lady with a booming voice...LOL! Love your soft-spoken accent :)

Rachael Funnell said...

I think I will try the tooth brush thing for sure.... I've always unscrewed the lid & splattered that way!! You did SUCH a AaaaaWESOME job!! THANKS SO much for making & sharing this....

Elena Olinevich said...

You reminded me about some tips I loved before, but stopped using them. Absolutely a gorgeous creation. and great video for sure