Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Merry Christmas


Here's a page featuring the new Snowflake 3D Shimmer, which lights up at the touch of a button! I have also used some gorgeous Christmas papers, and various stickers. The sweater stickers, red glittered paper, and adorable gingerbread men really made me smile, and remember all the wonderful Christmas times I've had with family.  The photo is of my son sledding on Long Island, New York. There's not a lot of snow where I live now in Houston, so this was a pretty exciting day for everyone!



Supplies Used:






To make this layout I put a piece of foam core board underneath the photo with mat,to give it some dimension. It also leaves space to tuck flowers and things into. I put the 3D Shimmer snowflake on, then the acetate snowflakes,Gingerbread, and Ugly Sweater Stickers. 




To create more texture I applied gesso, gold lace, antique glass glitter, microbeads,a reindeer die cut,flowers, leaves, a chain, and charms. I rubbed on pearl mica powder on top of the gesso, and gold mica powder on the edges of almost everything.





I painted some areas with cobalt blue water color, and used aqua and bark colored watercolor pencil in others. I used a frost spray on a piece of memory glass, you can see it to the right of the photo.




Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!















Monday, October 3, 2016

Peacock

Do you love color? I do, and here's a page that I think shows it. I used the beautiful Door to Atlantis Colorways paper from Paper House as my background for this project. I love how the paper creates a soft and peaceful mood . I found it hard to put anything on the gorgeous detail of these doors, but I plan on using the other piece I have for the cover of an art journal. 




Supplies Used:






To make this layout I sponged on gesso to prepare the background for the paint and textures I planned to use. I put the photo on watercolor paper with some foam core board in between to add dimension. I applied texture paste with a stencil, brushed on a layer of watercolors, then randomly dabbed on gold mica powder with my finger. I added more paint, and penciled in some areas with watercolor pencils. I glued on micro beads with glossy accents, and dabbed on another layer of mica.




I drew out some of the colors and details of the photo onto the paper behind it, and also used a blue butterfly to add visual interest.




I love the shimmery Gatsy Accent Pack pieces!




I used glass glitter, tulle,and a stamped peacock image, for more texture. Thanks for looking, and have a great day!