Hi everyone! Melissa here with my entry for the Dusty Attic April Mood Board Challenge. I was inspired by the gold and green colors, and the rustic feel of the mood board. I took this photo of my husband Rich in San Francisco by the Ghiradelli Square Fountain. We were driving from California to New York for a job transfer, this beautiful city was one of our stops.
To make this page I first decorated the Dusty Attic chipboard with beads, gold paint, mica flakes,micro beads, glitter, and clear crackle.I applied some gauze to watercolor paper with a little gesso, then painted a watercolor mat with Lindy's, and put the photo on. I made some layers underneath with 7 Dots papers and corrugated cardboard. I glued on the chipboard.
With a wide paintbrush I painted on water over the whole page,then applied stripes of Lindy's and water I'd mixed. I wasn't happy with the results, it looked too busy, so I dabbed and painted on gesso. I tried misting with Tattered Angels but it was still too busy looking, so I put on more gesso. I rubbed on green brocade Finnabair's opal magic wax, and dry brushed on some gold paint. The texture of the paper shows through the paint.
I used 49 and Market flowers, a little Tim Holtz metal,and some 7 Dots stickers.
Thank you so much for looking!
This is my entry for the Dusty Attic April 2017 Challenge