Hello friends, it's the middle of the month and time for some color inspiration over at
Words & Painterly. The blog has a brand new look and also some brand new team members!
When I first saw this month's color palette of fuchsia and gold
I thought of India! a place that I have always wanted to visit...
Here is this month's colors...
Aren't they beautiful? To read about the new challenge please visit the blog here.
As a special treat this month to celebrate the Words & Painterly blog 1 year anniversary,
Marie has coordinated each of the designers to post a tutorial on how they made their project.
So check back often this month and don't miss out on going behind the scenes :)
We also have a fantastic Guest Designer, Louise Nelson, and some great prizes to be won!
Here are a few details:
I have used two beautiful pieces of 2 Crafty Chipboard on this project,
'Moroccan Panel' and 'Floral Branch'.
I wish I was practiced enough to film a video tutorial, but I'm not quite there yet...
So I have prepared a step by step of how I created this layout.
Step 1. I started to prepare my chipboard pieces by covering them with a light coat of white gesso, rubbing them with some Inka Gold paint in shimmery pink, then I embossed them very lightly and unevenly in glittery gold embossing powder.
Step 2. I prepared my paper with a coat of clear gesso so the inks don't seep into the paper and dried it. Then I started with my mists in pink and gold just randomly applying them with a paintbrush and adding water.
Step 3. I wanted the colors to be really vibrant, so I also used my gelatos to build up some bright color on my background. I just add the gelato, a few drops of water and spread around the page with my fingers.
Step 4. I added some stamping randomly around my page.
Step 5. I created some texture using heavy white gesso and a stencil, let it dry.
Step 6. I glued down my photo, and all of my embellishments, flowers, my chipboard, and some gold sequins. After this was all in place, I went back in with my mists to really intensify the colors,
And that's it!
I hope you enjoyed my (simple) tutorial, and I would love to see you join in this month
and celebrate with us!
Until next time,