Saturday, October 24, 2015

"Proud to be stout" Mixed Media layout

Hi all!

So, as promised I'm back. Didn't get a chance yesterday to finish the project I was working on, but I finished it just now. The basic ingredients are some stencils: a 6 by 6 brick one and a Tim Holtz one with the alfabet (which I forgot to include in the picture). I also used construction tape, the magic mesh like stuff. And next to some spray inks and inks, I used a structure paint in cement look.


The layout is called "proud to be stout."
You'll probably understand the first part, but 'stout' is the Dutch word for 'naughty'. Which my little boy clearly radiates on this picture. .. (But he can be a little angel as well, don't worry...)


I used the structure paint through the brick stencil. (Alas it seeped through the cracks so I had to fix that up somewhat.) I also painted the big and small chipboard hearts with the structure paint. Once dry I inked them a little because they were a little too bland for me.


As usual I'm a star in covering up all my efforts of stenciling, but here's still a bit of the border I did with the construction tape. You can use gesso or modeling paste, whatever you like. I did the text with modeling paste.
After these parts dried I coloured them with spray inks. I decided to try and paint them on with a brush instead of spraying, because I find the result of spraying always lacking depth of colour somehow.


Then I put the hearts and picture in place and added the blue ribbon on the top left and bottom right. I added a felt swirl and some flowers, leaves, a feather and some other embellishments. 
After I had taken the picture already, I added some crackle medium to the crown on my son's head. I love crackled everything these days ;)

So, I hope you'll enjoy my layout and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask them. 
I would love it you left me a comment!

Happy scrapping! 

6 comments:

Julie O'Brien said...

Love this layout as usual and your Lil man's mischievous smile! Thanks for sharing!

Julie O'Brien said...

Love this layout as usual and your Lil man's mischievous smile! Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

Thanx Julie! I hope you'll be able to understand some more of the process now!
And that smile really says it all, doesn't it?

Cindi Reyes said...

Hi Mandy. I'm in Clearwater Florida and first time on your blog. I see I'll be visiting often. Have loved your layouts posted on fb. Your boy is darling. I've never tried mixed media. Your layout is so beautiful it makes me want to try.

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Hi! Thanx for your kind words! Mixed media is a lot of fun, you should give it a try! I do hope to see you again then.

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

Hi! Thanx for your kind words! Mixed media is a lot of fun, you should give it a try! I do hope to see you again then.