Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Hi everyone! Melissa here for Gina's Designs. This is a photo of family in New York meeting my son for the first time.

I think the beautiful chipboard I used worked well with the page. I first prepped the pieces with gesso. The butterfly and flowers that are blue-green are painted with Lindy's Stamp Gang. I  brushed some gold Pearlex powder on the butterfly wings.

 The silver flowers are a few layers of Twinkling H20s and  pearlex powders over texture paste. I had made the lines in the wet texture paste with a straight pin. The top coat is silver leaf paint, with a little gold pearlex brushed on. The little fern frond is first green chalk ink with some Utee sprinkled on and heated. I brushed silver Pearlex on, then a little gold leaf paint.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Products Used:

Other Products:
Prima and Graphic 45 papers
Prima, Kaisercraft, and Petaloo flowers
Lindy's Stamp Gang paints
Windsor and Newton Watercolors
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Prima Pearls
Pearlex Powders
Crafters Workshop Stencil
A few Swarovski crystals
Plaid Liquid Leaf Paint, in gold and silver


  1. I really love how you colored the fronds and butterfly in several colors - makes them very pretty. I need to try that sometime...if I don't mess up something (ha!). Your layouts are always sparkly and full of interesting elements. Beautiful work!

  2. Thanks so much for your comments Lisa, you're so kind! Its Lindys stamp gang, damp brush, stick in pot, put some on chip, put small amount water on brush, brush water on chip. Its really iridescent in real life. I did one color, and then the next. Then brushed a little gold pearlex on.