Well I must say that this moodboard had me challenged! While I loved the colours they didnt fit with the image… So when I rummaged through my stash I either had the perfect paper… Or the perfect Pic… Not both!! In the end I think that it came off ok.. Thanks to Dusty Attic for really pushing me out of my comfort zone this time.
So with any great project I began with colouring my embellishments. I really had to work out which ones deserved prominence in this layout. I added extra dimension to the pale colour I used by adding a layer of Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish.
I primed my background with some Clear Gesso and used a TCW Stencil to apply some Tacky when Dry medium to. I wanted to add some actual sparkle to the Fab AB Studio background and used Guilding flakes…
Once I brushed off all my flake I used a Dusty Attic Stencil and a sponge to push it into the background a little. I didn’t want the gold to overpower the project..
Once the paint was dry I added some colour with Distress inkpad and some sprays. I knew the colour would re-activate and this was the effect I was after. I wanted a milky background with a hint of coral and shimmer… How did I go?
I used a metallic paint to colour my title and again… a touch of sparkle, this time with wax. I did a plain emboss of the Cosmic Swirl. It was too pretty to alter too much so I kept ot simple… It matched my Junior Bridesmaids anyway!!
Here you can see the LEAP! Yep, bold and metallic… but purple! Ironically it is my favourite colour but I just cannot create with it!
Close ups of the elements in the paper packs from A.B. Studio.
Dusty Attic Chipboard and Mixed Media Supplies below.
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Quote “This Fills my Heart”
Paper by A. B. Studios – Dreamland Collection, ‘Amazing Landscapes’
Tacky When Dry Medium – TCW Workshop
Button Remnant – TCW Workshop
Distress Oxides – Tattered Rose / Antique linen / Victorian Velvet
Distress Ink – Abandoned Coral
Lindys Spray – Creme Brulee Cream
Lindys Emboss – Byzantine Bronze
Verdi Gris – Guilding flakes
Arts Stones by Finnabair
Art Alchemy paints – Plum Preserves & Golden Moss