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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Let's Get Sketchy Design Team Call

HI! IM BACK AGAIN!

So I decided to apply for Let's Get Sketchy DT call. They currently have a DT call that runs till 9 April. You can find more information HERE!



I've decided to use this sketch as the inspiration for my layout. All you have to do is to do your layout using one of the 2 sketches they provided. As for me, since my style is mixed media, I tend to relate to this kind of layout better. Hehe.


Before I start anything, I sorta gave myself and extra challenge, that is to not use any new materials. So I picked up all my old papers, papers that are no longer in 12x12 size, old packets of flowers, etc.  So I'm not supposed to open new packaging for everything.

I choose this chevron paper from Teresa Collins from my paper pile and straight away swiped on some modelling paste using Prima Finnabair stencil. Before the paste dries, I quickly poured some Ranger's Embossing Powder in Liquid Platinum colour on most of the wet surface as well as some Black Embossing Powder from ZING! on selected areas. 

I owned these powders for ages, but I don't seem to be using it so I just thought why not use it now. Haha.


If you happened to see some of my past layouts, the colours are pretty intense. Hence for this layout, I chose colours that are more vibrant and cheerful.

I used Tattered Angel Shimmer Mist in Yellow (Sorry I can't remember the exact name and I'm not at home to check!) as well as Patina Blue. I added in shades of purple and pink with Tim Holtz's Stain Spray in Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender. 

I didn't spray the colours on directly to the paper. I wetted the paper first and splatter the colours then I used a wet brush to 'manoeuvre' the wet inks so they will not all mixed together and form some yucky colours. Haha. I find I can control the colours easier using this method.

I also watered down some black and white gesso to create some random splatter! This is a great way to add some details to your projects. Splatters make everything look better!


That's all for the background!

This is the final look after embellishments!


The flowers are from Prima Marketing. I added some black threads to create some fine details. I also used Prima's wired ribbons to highlight the picture of me and my friends taken in Strasbourg, France. I briefly studied in Freiburg, Germany for awhile and this is one of our escapades. Haha.

I used wood veneer stars from Studio Calico as well as Blue Fern Studios paper for layering behind my embellishments. My sentiment phrases are from Tim Holtz sticker book. I absolutely love this sticker book and I really recommend you to buy it. IT'S SUPER USEFUL!

Here are some close up shots.

I added from frayed burlap ribbons underneath the flowers.


I also adhered some clear glass glitter from Prima Finnabair using matt medium. After everything dried, I actually go back in with more Tattered Angels Patina Blue. I really love this technique as the ink will flow through the cracks of the glass glitter. It just looks super nice. 




I also added Prima Finnabair Platinum glass glitter in random areas.




And that's it!

I'm very happy to use up some of my paper scraps, otherwise these scraps will just keep piling up! Haha.

Hope you like my tutorial! 

Comment if you like it! :)




Saturday, 4 April 2015

Let's Get Sketchy Design Team Call

HI! IM BACK AGAIN!

So I decided to apply for Let's Get Sketchy DT call. They currently have a DT call that runs till 9 April. You can find more information HERE!



I've decided to use this sketch as the inspiration for my layout. All you have to do is to do your layout using one of the 2 sketches they provided. As for me, since my style is mixed media, I tend to relate to this kind of layout better. Hehe.


Before I start anything, I sorta gave myself and extra challenge, that is to not use any new materials. So I picked up all my old papers, papers that are no longer in 12x12 size, old packets of flowers, etc.  So I'm not supposed to open new packaging for everything.

I choose this chevron paper from Teresa Collins from my paper pile and straight away swiped on some modelling paste using Prima Finnabair stencil. Before the paste dries, I quickly poured some Ranger's Embossing Powder in Liquid Platinum colour on most of the wet surface as well as some Black Embossing Powder from ZING! on selected areas. 

I owned these powders for ages, but I don't seem to be using it so I just thought why not use it now. Haha.


If you happened to see some of my past layouts, the colours are pretty intense. Hence for this layout, I chose colours that are more vibrant and cheerful.

I used Tattered Angel Shimmer Mist in Yellow (Sorry I can't remember the exact name and I'm not at home to check!) as well as Patina Blue. I added in shades of purple and pink with Tim Holtz's Stain Spray in Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender. 

I didn't spray the colours on directly to the paper. I wetted the paper first and splatter the colours then I used a wet brush to 'manoeuvre' the wet inks so they will not all mixed together and form some yucky colours. Haha. I find I can control the colours easier using this method.

I also watered down some black and white gesso to create some random splatter! This is a great way to add some details to your projects. Splatters make everything look better!


That's all for the background!

This is the final look after embellishments!


The flowers are from Prima Marketing. I added some black threads to create some fine details. I also used Prima's wired ribbons to highlight the picture of me and my friends taken in Strasbourg, France. I briefly studied in Freiburg, Germany for awhile and this is one of our escapades. Haha.

I used wood veneer stars from Studio Calico as well as Blue Fern Studios paper for layering behind my embellishments. My sentiment phrases are from Tim Holtz sticker book. I absolutely love this sticker book and I really recommend you to buy it. IT'S SUPER USEFUL!

Here are some close up shots.

I added from frayed burlap ribbons underneath the flowers.


I also adhered some clear glass glitter from Prima Finnabair using matt medium. After everything dried, I actually go back in with more Tattered Angels Patina Blue. I really love this technique as the ink will flow through the cracks of the glass glitter. It just looks super nice. 




I also added Prima Finnabair Platinum glass glitter in random areas.




And that's it!

I'm very happy to use up some of my paper scraps, otherwise these scraps will just keep piling up! Haha.

Hope you like my tutorial! 

Comment if you like it! :)




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