Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I am sharing a mixed media scrapbook layout that features Colour Artist Inks, Colour Paste and Colour Shimmer Dust. It also features a photo that was taken at a scrapbook retreat last year with some of my favourite people.
To create my page I began with a sheet of white cardstock, which I brushed from side to side with 'Barley' Colour Artist Ink using a wide brush. (The key to making sure your brush strokes are visible is ensuring your brush is not too wet.)
Over the top of the ink, I added some texture using 'Stormy Weather' Colour Paste and a stencil from Dusty Attic. I applied the paste to three areas on my page, then wiped off the excess paste from my palette knife randomly around.
Once the Colour Paste had dried, I used some stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps to add extra depth to my background.
Once my background was completely dry, I gathered together some papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio that all featured navy. I cut several pieces in different sizes and shapes, layered them together and secured them with staples before adhering to my page.
I then turned my attention to the embellishments for my layout, reaching for a pack of paintable Heidi Swapp ephemera. These pieces all feature "resist" details, that is revealed once the pieces are painted. I mixed up some 'Cobalt' Colour Shimmer Dust with a small amount of water and used a small brush to paint each of the pieces. I gave each piece more than one coat to ensure the colour really popped.
Once the ephemera pieces were dry, I added them to my page, along with some Cocoa Vanilla Studio chipboard frames and stickers, before adding my photo on top. I used a small amount of cardboard behind my photo to help pop it up from the page.
I used foam Thickers to add my title to the page.
The final step in my process was to add some splatters of 'Marine' Colour Artist Ink around my page.
I am really happy with how this layout turned out. This is not a colour combination that I would have ordinarily opted to create with, but allowing my palette to be guided by the colours of the photo really did yield a fantastic result.