Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Winter's Day In Sverige

Hi everyone! Melissa here with  a 12x12 layout using Gina's Lasercut Chipboard.

I took one of Gina's chipboard oval frames, and used part of it. I thought the swirls and curves suited the quiet mood of the photo.  This is a cousin of mine in Sweden, with his girlfriend.

 I painted  it with gesso, then  Viva Colour Precious Metal Effect Paint. I blended the edges of turquoise and mother of pearl colors together. When that dried,  I put a layer of green watercolor on top. I coated that with Diamond Glaze.  I went over the edges with black acrylic paint. 

Who doesn't like butterflies?  I painted this beautiful chipboard with gesso, then texture paste.  I then painted it with turquoise metal color, followed by a layer of green watercolor. I rubbed on some bronze lumiere paint to pick up the texture. I put a little perfect pearls on top. 

The little silver corset on the right is Marvy Decocolor silver ink over gesso.  I used a needle and black thread to lace it.

Gina's Designs chipboard used:

Other products used:
7 Dots paper
Fairy Belle paper and grey flower by Prima
Turquoise flower  by Petaloo
Viva Colour Precious Metal Effect Paint in turquoise, and mother of pearl
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Vintaj patina paint
Tim Holtz metal, and rub-ons
Marvy Decocolor paint marker in silver
Stampendous silver glass glitter
Viva modeling cream, in pearl
Tsuineko chalk ink
Ranger Perfect Pearls 
Judy Kins Diamond Glaze
Vintage clear glass glitter
Distress Stickles

The brown splotches are watercolors, theyre all over the page. I also used them to paint the edges of the top paper. On top of the brown I put vintaj patina paint, and also  bronze lumieres. If you look closely you can see blue glitter sprinkled on, and some mica fragments by Stampendous. 

To explain more about the chipboard above the photo: some areas are painted with white, and some with blue. This paint dries pretty fast so I had to work fast, and put it on kind of thick. Thick because it dries slower if there's more of it.I blended the areas of  the different colors into each other.  I used a few coats in areas just experimenting til I got the look I wanted. I used a bit of crayola glitter glue, and also some bronze lumieres, after the Diamond Glaze by Judy Kins was dry. Glossy accents would work just as well, and so would Mod Podge Dimensional Glaze.

To make the glitter border on the edge of the blue ppr under the pic: silver stickles, let dry, diamond stickles, while wet,sprinkle on antique silver glass glitter, and clear glass seed beads. Let it all dry. Brush a little bronze lumiere on top. 

I made the green frame thing with a brass template and texture paste. I dry brushed silver ink on all over,, then green vintaj patina, and rubbed a little bronze lumieres on top. I also painted with brown watercolor, let it puddle between all the ridges, then dabbed it off with a ppr towel.  This left enough paint to give the raised paste more definition. I drew inside the ridges with a black ballpoint pen.
Under the photo you can see I puddled brown watercolor over the clear glass glitter.


  1. Hi Melissa! Just had to stop by your blog after seeing your beautiful creation at! I love that you told us a little bit about how you made this! Thanks!!!!!

  2. awww, thanks Sharon, you're so sweet!

  3. Love, love, love every little detail! You make gorgeous art Melissa!

  4. Thank you so much Renea! You're very kind.