My share today is a mixed media piece I've titled "Learn"
This page features the most fabulous Colour Shimmer Dusts in
Here's how I put this page together.
Starting with my palette which contains dry and labelled shimmer dusts.
When I'm ready to use, I just reactivate with water.
Paper & photo also ready.
I've used the Black Heavy Gesso and smudged a border around my photo and set aside to dry.
I've had this 6x6 Prima resist paper pad in my stash for a while - inspiration finally struck.
I've chosen three different patterns and I'm going to treat them with the shimmer dust.
First is Velvet.
I've sprayed the paper with water and then painted sections with the velvet shimmer dust.
Using the heat gun, I've dried the velvet.
Then repeat the process with the Navy shimmer dust and water.
When using the water the Velvet will reactivate and blend with the Navy.
Oh so pretty - I wish you could see the vibrancy in real life - it's amazing!
For the other two sheets I've simply painted one fully with Velvet and then the letters partially with the Velvet/Navy combination - using the dripping technique to allow the colour to run down the page.
The middle resist is my favourite so if you'd like to replicate, I'd recommend checking out the process video below.
I allowed the 6x6 papers to dry overnight, then began putting my layout together.
I've cropped some of the 6x6 papers and mounted the photo.
The background needed a little colour.
So I've given the papers a coat of clear gesso.
Then sprinkled around more of the Navy & Velvet Shimmer dust.
(Truthfully, this was to cover up some of the Navy that got mixed with my clear gesso and spread around the page!)
Lightly spray with water to allow the colour to spread.
I then mixed some White Heavy Gesso with water and splattered that around the page.
Don't be afraid to make the splatters quite thick - it adds to the background.
Once dry, some background stamping with butterflies and clocks.
I've added some Colour Paste Snow White through a stencil.
When the background is dry (I like to leave it overnight), I added the paper layers and embellishments.
I've used flowers, navy ribbon and some clock die-cuts to embellish.
How amazing is the colour combination of Navy & Velvet???? Love, Love, Love!
Here is the process video if you'd like to see more of this page.