Thursday 9 March 2017

Life is a Journey by Suzy Loudon

 Hello crafty friends. I'm back again to share a page of my oldest son. I had lots of fun getting messy with the gorgeous Colour Blast products once again.

To begin with I spread some Colour Heavy White Gesso all over my white cardstock. I did this as I wanted the colours I was going to use to sit on top not get soaked into my cardstock. 

Once the Gesso was dry I used black stazon ink to randomly stamp in a t 

For my background I used Colour Shimmer Dust in Navy. I added sprinkles of dust then water to activate. Drying in between layers I kept adding more & building up until I was happy.

I then did the same using more Colour Shimmer Dust in Duke. Not too much as I didn't want to alter/re activate the Navy too much.

I then made my own spray using Colour Mica Powder in Polar. To do this I used a clean spray bottle, water, Polar Mica Powder & a small amount of craft glue to bind it together. A good shake & it's ready to go.

Using my new Polar Spray I gave the page a very light spray all over.

Using my Colour Heavy White Gesso & a flat paint brush I made circles by twisting my paint brush. As I did this the Gesso activated the Dust underneath adding a twist of blue into the circles.

Using my Colour Black Heavy Gesso I outlined my circles using a fine paint brush.

Using my Black Heavy Gesso and my finger I spread it around the edge of my page and photo.

Using Colour Embossing Powder in Dusty Charcoal I embossed some chipboard.

I couldn't find any black Hessian so I grabbed what I had and sprayed it using Colour Spray in Road Base. After spraying I turned the hessian over & ran it through the spray on my craft mat soaking it all up.

I grabbed some more chipboard & gave it a spray with Colour Spray in Road Base.

I then gave it a spray with Colour Shimmer Spray in Steel.

When I'm gluing down bulking items I place one of my stamp blocks on top then add some weight & leave to dry. This allows things to glue down flat.

I covered my photo & added some splashes using my watered down Heavy Black Gesso mix.

And I was done. Love all the shimmery goodness.
Here's a few close ups to try to capture the shimmer.

Thanks again for taking the time to look. 
Have a great day,

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