I'm back on my blog today to feature a Mixed Media "Love" Scrapbook Layout for Southern Ridge Trading Company. Our Monthly Challenge this month is all about love, which gave me the perfect amount of inspiration for my piece. Have you joined in in our Monthly Challenge yet? If not, there is still time to add your link to your piece. To view all the details about the Monthly Challenge and how to enter, head over here. With that, I'm excited to share my "Love" Scrapbook Layout and how I created it, so that you can create it at home.
To start my layout, I applied a thin layer of heavy white Gesso randomly in the middle of my patterned paper. Once the Gesso dried, I painted a layer of Dark Velvet and Vintage Rose Acrylic Paint over top of the Gesso.
After both layers of paint had dried, it was time to add some hearts. To do that, I placed my stencil in the middle right of the page, and applied texture paste through two rows of the heart stencil by Tim Holtz. I repeated the same step with the stencil in the middle top left of the page. Once the texture paste hearts had dried, then came the fun part of spritzing my entire page. I used Ginger Coral, Vintage Coal, Pressed Petal and Perfect Pearls Mist to cover the middle, texture paste hearts and parts around the painted middle of the page.
The spritzing will take a while to dry, so I would leave it for at least 2 hours before moving on. Once the spritzing is dry, I used my chicken wire stamp and applied Black Archival Ink to it and slightly stamped over top of the bottom right hand row of hearts and then right over the top of the two top rows of hearts.
I wanted to liven up my Rectangle Scroll Frame so I covered it in a layer of the white Gesso to seal the chipboard. Once the Gesso was dry, I applied two layers of the Dark Velvet Acrylic Paint. Once those two layers of paint dried, I added a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint over the entire frame. After the crackle paint had dried, I ran my Black Soot Distress Ink overtop of the entire frame. Before the ink dried, I took a piece of paper towel and buffed the ink into the crackled parts.
The next piece I wanted to liven up was the Love Word and a heart so I covered them booth in a layer of the white Gesso to seal the chipboard. Once the Gesso was dry, I applied two layers of the Vintage Rose Acrylic Paint. Once those two layers of paint had dried, I added a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint over the entire heart and love word. After the crackle paint dried, I ran my Black Soot Distress Ink overtop of the entire heart and love word. Before the ink dried, I took a piece of paper towel and buffed the ink into the crackled parts on both pieces.
For the Heart Scramble background, I sprayed it with two coats of Vintage Coal Colour Bloom.
The last element I created to finish my layout was embossing the tips of my large flowers and medium flower with Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder.
Some finishing touches for my layout included adding a variety of smaller black and white flowers around the larger pink and purple flowers.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
-Heart Scramble Background
-40mm Purple Flowers
-40mm Pink Flowers
-15mm White and Black Flowers
-10mm White Flowers
Other Supplies Used:
-Ranger/Dina Wakley: Paint Brushes & Palette Knife
-Ranger/Tim Holtz: Black Soot Distress Ink & Distress Crackle Paint: Rock Candy
-Ranger: Perfect Pearls Spray- Perfect Pearl, Texture Paste & Archival Ink - Black
-Prima Marketing: Acrylic Paint - Dark Velvet & Vintage Rose, Heavy Gesso - White, Color Bloom - Ginger Coral, Vintage Coal & Pressed Petal & Tales of You & Me - Contes des toi et moi
-Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
-Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: Heart Stencil
-Bo Bunny: Distressed Textures Stamp
-Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: VersaMark
I have added this project to the Anything but Cute Challenge - Grungy Love: http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/02/challenge-10-grungy-love.html
Thanks for taking the time to check out my "Love" Scrapbook Layout. Stayed Tuned for some more inspiration next week!
Until Next Time!