I've been experimenting with Colour Shimmer Dust and I hope you'll enjoy this new technique from me.
My layout "Cheers"
For this project you'll need
Colour Shimmer Dust Navy
Colour Shimmer Dust Cobalt
Colour Embossing Powder Snow White
I'm really drawn to the Colour Shimmer Dusts at the moment and this layout was a little experiment in a new technique.
What you see below is the second attempt - My first attempt ended up in the bin all because I didn't follow the single most important rule of the colour wheel!!!
Yep - I did this same technique but with three colours and I ended up with mud!!!
Read on and I'll explain more ...
Firstly I've taken the White Heavy Gesso and the Colour Shimmer Dusts in Navy and Cobalt + a piece of white 12x12 cardstock.
Next I've used a spatula to spread the White Heavy gesso down one side of the page - amount is important here - not to much or it's a gluggy mess that will never dry but too little and you won't be able to spread with the Colour Shimmer Dusts - I would suggest experimenting first.
While the gesso is wet sprinkle alternating similar colours along the length of the gesso and then with a spatula spread the colour into the centre of the page.
I love how it mixes and gives different layers of colour with the gesso.
I chose to repeat the process on the opposite side of the page, filling in some of the gaps.
When it's dried, you get this awesome background.
I can't wait to try this with other colour combinations.
As the edges where a little messy, I chose to cover them with paper layers.
Normally I would use these fabulous blues for a boys page but I opened my printed photo stash and saw this one of myself wearing a blue dress and fascinator for the races and knew it was perfect for this page.
I created my large cluster and a smaller area diagonally opposite.
Finally I needed a title.
I made the title with the Cameo - cutting it three times and layering them on top of each other for a chipboard effect.
I originally was going to use "Just Blue" embossing powder but thought it would get lost in the blue background.
So I chose to add a little sparkle instead and used the Snow White Colour Embossing Powder.
I love the sparkly finish on the blue background.
Lastly I've added computer journalling and a couple of little embellishments - allowing the background to shine.
Here is the final layout ...
I've also created a process video for this page too.