Thursday, June 29, 2017

'Nevada City'

Hi guys:)
We have a wonderful new challenge over at Mixed Media & Art, it
requires letters and a handmade background. I love our moodboards,
the kind that really make the wheels in your head start turning:)

'Nevada City'

This layout turned out to be second in my mini series of pages with an Americana feel to them.
I imagined this elegant young lady as a daughter of the English industrial revolution who
immigrated to America looking for a new life. 
Following our amazing new moodboard, I created an intricate, messy background 
filled with lots of layers of heavy white gesso, letters stencils, and inks.

Here is the new challenge:

I have to pinch myself every time I see my work on this blog,
I can't believe the amount of pure talent these girls show with every
project, technically so flawless and so creative! 
We have great prizes to be won too:)
More info on this challenge here.

Here are a few details:

I used a piece of Blue Fern Studios paper from the 'Chesterfield' collection. Love these papers!
So perfect for a grungy artsy page. 

To alter my 2 Crafty Chipboard letters and gears, I first covered them in white gesso, and
heated then on high so that the gesso bubbles and cracks. Then I painted them unevenly
with a little bit of black watercolor, and then finally, embossed them in copper
embossing powder to give them an aged metallic look.

I hope that you feel inspired to join us :)
Lisa xo


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