Thursday, January 1, 2015

I'm Thinking

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a layout for Gina's Designs.

 The chipboard here is so beautiful, I tried to do it justice. 

Here are the steps I used for the flourishes:

1. Prep with gesso.
2. Dry brush with lavender acrylic paint.
3. Dry brush with teal acrylic paint.
4. Apply a thin layer of purple Twinkling H20s, so that the colors below still show.
5. Apply a thick layer of crackle accents.
6. Brush on purple-blue mica powder to help the cracks show.
7. Apply some Inka Gold.
8. Brush on a little gold leaf paint.

 For the leaves:

1. Prep with gesso.
2. Paint with green chalk ink.  
3. While wet put on some green and brown watercolor.
4. Ink the edges with a green distress ink pad.
5. Apply a thick coat of crackle accents.
5. Brush on some purple mica powder. 

For the  dragonfly:

Prep with gesso.
2. Put on lavender chalk ink.
3. While the chalk ink is wet add some purple-blue Twinking H2Os.
4. Brush on some silver mica powder
5. Put on a thick coat of crackle accents.
6. Brush on some purple-blue mica powder

Thanks for looking!

Gina's products used:
The other chipboard will be listed soon.

Other products:
Bo Bunny,Prima, and Core'dinations  papers
Prima and Petaloo flowers
Dried, pressed flowers from my yard
Prima pearl flourish
Swarovski bicone crystals
Prima stencil
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Viva Inka Gold
Jaquard Pearlex Powder
Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Plaid Liquid Leaf Gold Paint
Vintaj metal medallion
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint


  1. Very pretty Melissa! Love how you mimicked the buttons and tie on her dress!

  2. Thanks Lisa! I didn't realize I did that!