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Friday, June 14, 2013

These are the days...

Today I want to share another mixed media layout I created.
When you want to create but don't have a paper to match your photo it's easy to create you own unique one of a kind paper for your layouts.

Here I started with a map that I tore into pieces. Using Gel Medium I covered a piece of cardstock completely with the torn map pieces.
A layer of Gesso to mute the pattern and then added color all over with Gelatos (blue & green shades).
Once the initial color layers were dry I stamped randomly with a script stamp and a crosshatch stamp for more design.

In spots I rubbed Versmark Watermark ink, covered with clear embossing powder and heated to melt. It sort of created a look of sand as well as adding texture, both visual and something you could feel if you were to rub your hand over the layout.

Stitching around the photo to draw your eye to it.
and a rub on as my title.

Closeup of some of the stamping and embossing...

Next time you are stuck looking for a matching paper...try making your own.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

1 comment:

blsd2scrp said...

love this coloring and technique!