Monday, September 7, 2015

Pieces of the Past

Hi everyone, Melissa here with a page using the beautiful August Scraps of Elegance Kit, Mallika's Whimsy.

I started by putting gesso on with a credit card.   I stamped all over but then covered most of it up by sponging on more gesso, I didn't like all the contrast of the black and white, and it was kind of busy.

I put texture paste on with a stencil.

I made flowers using sizzlits and papers from the kit, and plain white paper. I painted the plain flowers by placing them in a puddle of yellow watercolor on my craft sheet.  When dry I brushed on some green.

I layered on pieces of paper from the kit, and painted them.  

I painted the background, originally I was only going to stick to yellow and green on the whole page.  I tried some lavender micro beads around the green bling in the center of the flowers and was so happy with the way it looked, I started putting purple all over. I put gesso on the flowers, and painted on purple,and later a little gold Viva Decor. I also added some platinum stickles, and some dark purple Lindy's on the tips.


 I couldn't decide on a title until the very end. I wanted to put on a little tulle, and thought well, maybe a little piece. I held it against the page, then noticed the scissors.  I had my title, and glued on some snipped tulle.


 I drew the face on the upper right, then erased it, but not entirely.  I thought it looked a little weird to put it there, but then kind of liked the erased version.  I had traced some lines of the face with tracing paper, then transferred it to the page by using a piece of carbon paper. I put the carbon between the tracing paper and the page, and drew over the traced lines with a pencil.  
















Thanks for looking!

Materials used:
August Scraps of Elegance Kit, Mallika's Whimsy
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Twinkling H20s
Winsor and Newton Watercolors
Dylusions Ink
Splash of Colour - Viva Colour - Inka Gold Metallic Rub - Gold
Mica Powders in white, yellow, grey
Sizzlits, Tattered Flower Garland
TCW Stencil, Cherry Blossoms

2 comments:

  1. WOW! You use so many techniques in your layouts! You love purple tones just like I do. Purple is my favorite color : ) Great job once again on all of the wonderful textures! Love the microbeads and tulle! Beautiful layout!

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  2. This is a stunning LO, love everything about it!!

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