Saturday 30 January 2021

Follow your heart, by Amanda Hartmann

 Hello Bee Arty fans!

I finally had time to play with the January mood board! It was beautiful - what a great range of colours to play with!

And using my collection of Colour Mica Powders I was able to create my own mixed media background and matching embellishments, to coordinate with the colours on the mood board perfectly.

And here is the mood board...

Here are the Bee Arty products I used to create the page:

Colour Mica Powders : in Watermelon, Blush, Peach Nectar and Sunshine
* Stencils: Encircled (currently out of stock!) and Triangle Spray
*Dies: leaf from Flowers die set, Bird talk and Diamond

Before I show you the final page, let me show you some of my steps.

1. Use a light white modelling paste, I stenciled the circle/lines design (Encircled stencil) to some white cardstock.

2. Once the first lot of stenciling was completely dry, I did another layer of the design on the page.

3. I mixed some Colour Mica Powder in Blush, with some water and started painting over the circle/line designs on the page. I used a very wet brush to have a light watery effect.

4. Needing additional colour, I then added and mixed more Colour Mica Powder, this time in Peach Nectar. I add this watery colour to the page also.

5. I repeatedly came in with a clean wet brush on the colour. This helped soften the edges of the colour and keep it watery and light.

6. I mopped up the left over colour from the messy mat with a white Charms Creations chevron. White embellishments are so easy to colour with Colour Mica Powders. And you don't waste a drop of colour!

7. I mixed some Colour Mica Powder, in Watermelon with some Gel medium. I used this paste through the Triangles Spray stencil.

8. I also mixed some Colour Mica Powder, in Watermelon with some gesso to create a paint. I used this to paint some buttons. They were not the exact right colour, so I painted them so they matched perfectly.

9. To bring in some yellow, I mixed some Colour Mica Powder in Sunshine. I used less water for this, so the colour was brighter and the consistency was thicker. I used it to splatter yellow to the page.

10. I also used it to paint the title.

11. And with a bit more water, I coloured another white Charms Creations chevron.

12. My chosen background paper was a dark olive green. I used some spare paper to make some die cuts to use to finish the page.

13. With all my components cut and dried, I started to assemble my page. I layered the different elements and included some machine stitching. I finished with some flowers.

In these next photos, you will see the final page and how the different elements came together.

Here you can see the stencil work and those beautiful big yellow Mica powder splatters!

You can also see how I used machine stitching around the photo, but also outside the photo over the diamond die cut.

Here you can see how I layered the die cuts, with the other embellishments.

There is still time to get your January page in! Load your entries to our FB group here.

Thanks for looking today!