Friday 6 April 2018

Today - by Fiona Hughes

Hi there, crafty friends. Hope your Friday is shaping up to be a good one.
I'm here to share my layout for today.
I began by choosing ordinary white cardstock, a  triangle stencil & my Colourblast  Heavy White Gesso. Using a  spatula, I worked the gesso through the stencil randomly over the page, (fairly generously) & allowed it to dry. 
I covered the entire page with a thin coat of clear gesso and helped this to dry with my heat tool.

Once dry, I trimmed the page on all sides and mounted it on a complimentary coloured cardstock, to stabilise it a little.
I picked 3 Colour Shimmer Sprays - Deep Water, Steel & Stormy Weather. Also ColourSpray  in  Roadbase.

I wet the page down a bit and used the smooshing (or packaging) technique with  Colour Shimmer Sprays - Deep Water and Stormy Weather.
While still wet, I splattered Steel & Roadbase over the page, using the spray nozzle, taken from the bottle, and waved about with a tonne of enthusiasm..
See how some of the splotches have run and some have dried more clearly..... I love the abstract nature of this technique, don't you?

Here's a close up of the smooshy effect with the splatters over the top. Cool huh!?

All that was left to do  was to mount my photo on black cardstock, then on a Kraft envelope, with a white label shaped die-cut in between.
Washi Tape, Tiny Words, 2 x Flair Buttons, Black Cotton, Blue Cotton, Wood Veneer Stars, plus some  black foam Thickers elements.

I love how these embellies frame the pic and highlight  the background that I've made with these awesome Colourblast products.

Hope you like my page. It is fairly simple with regards to techniques but.. I think it's effective.
Happy Friday my friends.

Fi. :)

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