Tuesday 30 January 2018

‘Brothers’ by Amy

It is not often that I get the chance to scrap pages of my two boys together. We are blessed that our boys have a close bond. They do a lot of talking and backyard sports together during their downtime. Pictured here is a snap taken after a basketball game and before a movie.

For this page I used Kraft cardstock. Using a chunky hog bristle brush, I applied both Black and White Heavy Gesso to the areas ready for the wet mediums to be applied later.
To speed up the drying process, I used my craft heat gun. Otherwise you can set it aside to air dry.

Using a chevron-based stencil and the stunning Sunset  Colour Spray I gave it a good spray then lifted the stencil up and repeated on the right-hand side of the page.
I must add that I moved the ink around a bit. As did not want the chevron pattern to be fully recognisable. After I was happy with the coverage, I used a craft gun to heat-dry the ink.

I wanted to add some texture to my page. The Tangareen Dream and Dusty Charcoal Colour Pastes were just the thing to use here. Seeing as the boys’ basketball uniforms have stars on them, I used a star-based stencil from D-Lish Scraps.

As pictured, I used the Tangareen Dream Colour Paste over the Sunset Colour Spray and the Dusty Charcoal over the black areas.

After the texture pastes had dried, I wanted to add some white splatters to my page, as it was looking a little dark. The combo of White Heavy Gesso and water was the perfect duo to use, as it creates an opaque splattered look.


As you can see I used a stamping block as a palette. I mixed some water and White Heavy Gesso and splattered it over the page – and set aside to dry.
Next it was time to work on my key embellishments. For the title, I wanted to create an Ombre (gradual light to dark) effect. First, using a sharpie pen, I covered the chipboard word completely.


For the heat-embossing process, I stamped the Versamark ink on it then sprinkled both Bling and Sienna Colour Embossing Powders.

Using a heat gun, I heat embossed the powder. 

In keeping with my ‘orange’ theme, I quickly sprayed one of Charm’s Creations DIY arrows. These absorb ink very well. I then set it aside.
With all the preparations done, it was time to layer my shots and embellish my page… and ‘voila!’

Am happy with this one.

Here are some close-ups.

Thank you for stopping by.
Amy 😊


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