Friday 15 December 2017

MMM...BEER- by Fiona Hughes

Hi, crafty friends. It's Fi here again with a fun but grungy page, just because! I know, you're thinking, "Wow, it's not a selfie!"
After my trip to Bali in 2014, I had this photo of the local Bintang Beer, that I became quite intimately acquainted with while over there, as well as these cute flair buttons, which I was stinging to use.
Hence this random page, to showcase our amazing Colourblast product, with not a selfie in sight! Lol!

So I decided  to begin with some patterned papers that have a grungy and rustic feel. I trimmed and mounted a lighter piece onto the darker piece, & with a leftover square of a ledger-type paper, I decided to focus the layout toward the bottom left corner, so stuck it down there.

Once the papers were stuck down well, I took my Heavy Black Gesso, a brickwork stencil and a little foam applicator.
Over 3 distinct areas on the page, I worked the black gesso through the stencil, giving a lighter and smudgier (is that even a word?) and more imperfect effect.

Looks good so far, Huh!?

I then started mounting and layering my square photo onto some scraps of this same paper line.
Gathering tags, stickers, the flair buttons, cotton, twine, washi, enamel dots and tiny word stickers, to embellish my page.

Here's how my 2 clusters came together.

Once the page was pretty much together, I decided to use 2 of my Colour Shimmer Sprays- Steel & Dusty Charcoal, and added some splatters of the liquid goodness over the page. ( Concentrating the Steel colour over the Gesso'd bits and the Charcoal over the light portion of the page).

It just adds a little texture and interest, I think. So easy to do and very random, no real talent or skill involved.... love it!

After all this was dried and I was satisfied with the overall composition, I found my black alpha stickers for the title.
Homer Simpson kept jumping into my head.... so ..
it was.
I hope you like the layout and are able to use something from it, on you own projects soon.
Take care,

Cheers, Fi x

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