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