So on to the layout ... I took a break from my Scraptastic kit (although the background cardstock is from the August Boys of summer kit) to play with some of my December Documented stash. This layout is in response to a weekly challenge by my friends Roni and Megan (Ronisuescrapper and Crafty Meggy on You Tube; more about my friends below). Their challenge this week was mixed media. I have never ever done a mixed media layout so it was a challenge indeed. So much so that my first attempt at a background was a total, monumental and epic fail LOL. Not even my cat would play with the wrinkled up paper (that says a lot because Chopin is not at all fussy when it comes to playing with paper - anything that flies off the trimmer will do)!! Oh well, so back to the drawing board I went. And this time, I am really chuffed with the results - I love it and I had so much fun doing this page. Now, before you get all excited, it is not mixed media like many of you do but it is a start - baby steps.
I apologise for the quality of the photo - another part of the snow that I don't like - bad lighting for photo taking LOL.
What I did: I started simply by covering the entire surface of a 12 X 12 Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up with Gesso. I don't really have a lot of mixed media supplies - well none really - no Gelatos, no watercolours...but I did find some really old stuff in my stash, along with some more current mists and played away :
- I used Nicole's and Irit's technique of mist on some packaging and then applied it to the page. I used two colours of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Patina and Italian Sunset, and then added a bit of Mister Huey's custard. The custard mist looked nice on my try-out sheet when I sprayed it, but I found the packaging technique made it much too bright and bold so in the end I covered most of it up
- I found "Archival Opaline pigment ink" in Glacial blue in my stash (must be at least 10 years old. It is a Tsunkineko product. I used a SSS stencil called Stars and Dots with the ink and painted in three spots - it is not really visible on the picture, sorry.
- I misted the doily with the Glimmer Mists
- I colourd the wood veneer doily (we will just call it a snowflake, OK?) with the Patina Glimmer Mist, painted over that with the Glacial Blue paint/ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
- The rest is pretty straight forward layering and embellishing. The paper comes from Basic Grey; it is a 6X6 paper pad from 2012, called Aspen Frost. You will see it a lot in my December Documented album.