Sunday 16 October 2016

You Make Me Smile by Elisa Ablett

Hi Elisa here,
I decided to make my own mixed media background using the same check pattern as my son was wearing and I thought immediately of the Colour Shimmer Dusts in Midnight and Candy.
Draw a grid pattern with a waterproof black marker, making sure its missing a few squares around the sides to grunge it up.

Using a paint palette add a small amount of dusts and then add water to the dusts then using a paint brush paint within the squares in a check pattern. Dry each colour first otherwise they will run together. 

Using a fan brush splatter some of the excess liquid onto your page around the edges.

Gesso your chosen chipboard. Using a texture die cut two or three pieces in black and I also used an old piece of netting from around a toy.

Using texture stamps and word stamps and a versafine inkpad in black stamp on various areas. I used a variety  of great stamps including Kaisercraft, 49 and Market and Prima.

Using Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste and a script stencil I added some extra texture and depth to my page.

Using a  chevron stencil and a white gel pen trace around the inside of the stencil onto your page.

Put your layout and elements together! I cut the chipboard frame up into two pieces then glued all my layers together.

Here are some Close ups.

And the end result...

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time,