Sunday 19 September 2021

Fierce Mind Brave Spirit by Belinda Spencer

 Hello Arty Bees!!

It's Belinda here today to share my latest layout created for Bee Arty featuring the awesome Graffiti Grunge collection.

I cropped a sheet of the fabulous 350gsm White Cardstock and mounted on a sheet of heavy weight black cardstock from my stash. I then spritzed the focal area quite heavily with water and sprinkled some Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust over it. I used a soft paintbrush to move the colour around and to 'mix' the Shimmer Dust and water together. I used the same paintbrush to pick up the colour from the really wet parts and flick it over the page.

Next I cut out the tags I wanted to use from the Perfect Tag Sheet. There were still plenty of tags left over to make another layout or some cards. I inked the edges of the tags with some Cobalt Archival Ink.

Next I added some stencilling using the Gridlock A6 Stencil and White Heavy Gesso. I love how when the gesso dried it had picked up some of the individual colours that make up the Midnight Shimmer Dust. It gave it even more of a grungy look.

I added a little more stencilling. This time I mixed up a little of the Midnight Shimmer Dust with water in a palette and painted it through the stencil on the page. It gave a really messy watercolour effect pattern which just added to the grunginess. 
Once the layout was dry, I layered on the tags and added some cogs and the light bulb using the Cog Globe Metal Die Set with the white cardstock.

I added my photo and a cool chevron from Charm's Creations. I finished by fussy cutting some appropriate words from the Be Yourself  Word Sheet, inking the edges with Jet Black Archival Ink and adding to the page. I used a black journaling pen to add some doodling to the die cuts as well as scribbly borders around the words to make them stand out more.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Make sure you keep an eye out as this layout will soon be available as a kit so you can create your own version of this layout.


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