Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"Enjoy the View" Mixed Media Layout

Hey everyone,

Even though I LOVE being on my designteams, sometimes I need to get rid of some deadlines so I can start scrapping a layout that I want to get off my chest (and doesn't fit any of the themes).
A layout feauturing one of the first pictures of Connor wearing his glasses. (Even though I know that from now on almost ALL of his pictures will include glasses, so kind of silly and pointless, but whatever...)

Since his glasses are orange and black, my initial idea was to use those colors, and maybe add another one. Maybe...


I started out with this sheet of 7Dots paper, from their 'Cold Country' collection,
called 'As it was before'. I applied TCW transparent gesso on the entire surafce.

 With my Tim Holtz Eyechart stencil (especially bought for this purpose!) and Prima Texture Paste Graphite, I stenciled the eyechart onto my paper next to where I was going to put my picture.

Using a TCW Mini Eyechart stenil (349S) with somewhat smaller letters and black ink,
I made some eyecharts all over the page.

 This wood Heidi Swapp 'Enjoy the view' seemed very appropiate to me, as are the wood glasses. (From a store called Action.)
I used some Prima Texture Paste Graphite on the big glasses and on the word 'view'.

First I sprayed water, then sprinkled my Tattered Angels Glimmermist 'Pumkin Spice' onto the page.
Using my Bigshot and a Sizzix Tim Holtz Framework Chevron die, I cut the shapes from black foam.

So, using only orange and black gave me this result... Hello HALLOWEEN! Yikes...
I colored the rest of the wood text with Tattered Angels glimmermist 'Pumpkin Spice' as well, and the straws too. They were black and white.
To get rid of the Halloween vibe, I splattered Tattered Angels Glimmermist 'Baseboard Wave'
(a blue shade) on the layout. It turned the orange a little more rusty, and I love that!
All of the black embellishments seemed way too intense now, so I added some Viva Decor Rusty Paper, copper micro beads and 13Arts blue mica flakes.

As usual I tend to forget to take pictures of many of the following steps...
The small glasses are wood and coated with black gesso by TCW, then one step crackle medium.

Those little black Arrow/ V-shapes are from the Chevron diecut as well. Behind the picture I tucked some of the spiderweb-like 'open ribbon' that I colored with the shades of glimmermist I used on this project.

Hope you like it! Comments and questions are always welcome!
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Happy scrapping!