woensdag 28 augustus 2013

Pink birds make me happy!!

They do, especially the ones I added to this layout. Now it started by watching a video on the Paper Artsy blog. Should you want to see, here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sgBOi_DBkM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUs9MVeZCc8hFqi2_T7ygsfA 
This was made by using a stone background stencil and plastering paste (they use grunge paste in the video which I didn't have and I found that normal texture paste doesn't work, you need something firmer than that. So I bought a cheap tube of plastering paste and that worked wonderfully. After pasting it through the stencil you have to leave the stencil on, and then take a stamp (I used a script stamp) which you have to wet slightly (not too much), and then stamp in the wet paste. After you stamped to your liking you remove the stencil.
After drying I painted with a combination of acrylic paints I liked. Then I diluted a dark purple paint with some water, thus creating a wash which collects in the deeper parts. And then as a final step, after that has dried thouroughly, you sand the stencilled parts which brings out some white here and there. Don't you just love the effect of this technique??
Now for the birds I mixed a bright pink embossingpower with a glittery embossingpower. The pink was too bright for my liking, and the glitterpower too pale and translucent. Love this combination though. So here's a picture of the other side of the inclusion showing the text on the other side:
Around the edges of the birds I used a grey Faber Castel Pitt pen to make some shadow and round the edges of the pages I used a brown Pitt pen in order to 'frame' the pages. The Pink birds words were made with pink chipboard letters, and the words on this picture were stamped on. I added a background stamp here and there on the page in purple Stazon. And on the left page you see a pink feather, and yes, it's a real one.
I hope you like my spread, I was very happy with this one, it just came together so easily! Have a great Wednesday, hugs Frea

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Very cool! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge!

  2. Very interesting card. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

  3. Wow! love the texture and the colours - will have to investigate the technique you used - thanks for sharing this for the Cheerful Stamp Pad 'free choice' challenge, Hazel, DT x

  4. Love all the texture, colors and birds you used on your mixed media creation. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  5. how totally striking and creative! wow!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  6. wat gaaf gemaakt. vooral dat met wat je hebt gedaan met dat pasta/klei.

  7. WOW! these are stunning pages , love the colours and textures and imagery, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  8. so pretty! thank you for joining the "your choice" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad!

  9. This page is gorgeous and what a fabulous technique! Thanks for sharing it! xx

  10. Leuke pagina heb je weer gemaakt, en bedankt voor de link. Die ga ik zeker nog even kijken.
    Een hele fijne dag nog.
    Liefs, Melanie

  11. Thank you for entering our add some sparkle challenge at Fitztown blog. you have made such a creative piece of art work, beautiful. good luck crafty hugs Julie Ann x

  12. So much detail. Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with Twisted Tuesday! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  13. Very cool,I love coloured!Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge.Hope to see again next week.Greetings Kaija DT-member

  14. So striking, stunning creation!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  15. Outstanding! Just awesome creation!

    Thanks for joining our "Add Sparkle" challenge at Fitztown!
    Hope to see you joining our new challenge too which will start tomorrow :)

    Hugs, Sande xx

  16. Great colors and such a pretty project! Thanks for joining us for our #7 Add Sparkle Challenge at Fitztown. Good luck!

    DT Coordinator

  17. Love it so much!Fabulous card, love the image, wonderful colours and embellishments. Thank you for joining us for the DIY Kits blogger Challenge.