Sue Plumb here today with my latest design team project for you. Today I have a mixed media scrapbook layout to share that features Colour Artist Inks, Colour Paste, Colour Shimmer Spray and Colour Embossing Powder. I created this page to document when one of my boys lost his first tooth.
To create my page, I started by prepping my cardstock with some white heavy gesso, so that I could move the inks around when I applied them.
I then applied some 'Oasis' Colour Artist Ink using a brush to spread it around; then tilted my page in different directions to get the ink to run. I also used the excess ink on my brush to add some splatters, before drying it off with a heat gun. I then repeated the process using 'Marine' Colour Artist Ink, layering it over the top of the 'Oasis'. Again I dried with a heat gun, as I wanted the look of the water lines.
The next step in my process was to add some texture using Colour Paste and a Flutterby Designs stencil. I used 'Tangareen Dream' Colour Paste, as this provided a complimentary colour contrast to the blue inks I had used. Once I had applied the paste, I used a heat gun to dry it off.
At this point I decided my page didn't have quite enough splatters, so I used 'Tangareen Dream' Colour Shimmer Spray to add some more. (I simply took the nozzle out of the bottle and flicked it about.)
After I had added the extra splatters, it was time to add some extra depth to my page with some stamping. I used a couple of stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps, which I stamped directly over the top of my dry paste. (You can see how well it works if you ensure the paste is completely dry.)
With my background complete, I set my page aside and turned my attention to my embellishments. I had some wood veneer pieces from Cocoa Vanilla Studio that I wanted to use, and I altered them using Colour Embossing Powder. I chose 'Steel' as it gives a great chrome-like appearance and is a good choice for boy pages.
With my embellishments prepared, it was now time to add some papery layers to my page. I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers and die cuts to create a layered mat for my photo.
I then added some frayed gauze before placing my photo on top; before sticking my title piece directly onto my photo using foam tape. Then it was simply a matter of adding my embellishments and some extra stamping around my page to finish it off.
The small phrase stickers I used were also from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
The fabulous heart embellishment I used to layer under my embossed arrow was from Charms Creations.