Hello friends. Melody here with another Friday Feature.
This is a 4"x6" page for a book I'm putting together. I started with my base (made previously) of cereal box chipboard,
covered with reused coffee filters and coated with gesso. Then I tore
some newspaper and glued it on with matte Mod Podge. When that was dry, I
brushed some gesso over it.
Being impatient, I used my heat gun to dry each layer.
I used some distress ink sprays, made with reinkers and water, and
sprayed my page. I used mustard seed, barn door, and faded jeans. Some
I blotted away with paper towel.
Next I did some
stamping with Nature's Moments (Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous). Flowers
were colored with distress markers and stains, and the bird and
sentiment were stamped with jet black archival.
added some washi/tissue tape from Tim Holtz & 7 Gypsies, as well as
some that I made myself. A couple of them were brighter than I wanted,
so I rubbed some gesso wash (watered down gesso) over them with my finger.
Finally, I added a couple of black mini flourishes (Sizzix), but I again decided there was too much contrast, so I blotted some more gesso wash over the flourishes with a cotton ball. I like how that gave a mottled look to the flourishes.
Many of the products used can be purchased from Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.
Thanks so much for stopping by.