Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Feature - live in the moment

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. 

Next 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. 

I 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. 


  1. Great use of color and toning washes to bring harmony to your piece!

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration..


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