Good morning! I know I've bombarded you with posts this past week- and it's not letting up yet ;) So bear with me...
At the same time, I've been a bit absent. Still canning away and there are so many projects at hand with winter likely hitting us in a month or so...I'm barely getting by at this point. But thanks for always hanging in there with me, it's truly appreciated.
Today I have a fun layout to share with you that I created for PaperHaus. As I look back on the last several months' worth of photos of my kids, not only is it difficult to find a photo of my Gunner LOOKING at the camera, but it is pretty much impossible to get one of him smiling. He thinks that by my asking him to smile, I somehow mean I want him to show me an open mouth, his teeth, or his tongue- or a combination of all three, ha! But never...never a smile :(. But that's just him- he smiles and laughs all day long- but once that camera is out, it's game over.
SO- I decided to embrace this fault and create a layout about it :)
"This IS My Smile"
I've really enjoyed playing around with layers of different mediums lately! I generally start by placing some paper layers and then applying a coat of gesso. After that- it's game on! On this particular layout, I followed that up by applying (randomly) some blue acrylic paint over top of the gesso. Then came some scattered stamping with distress ink. Next I applied some masking (using light modeling paste) and created some dimension by sprinkling on some embossing powder and setting with a heat gun. On top of that I brushed on some watercolors and just a touch of mist. All set for photo and cluster work!
Patterned Papers: Prima Marketing
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Embellishments: Prima Marketing, Melissa Frances
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Letter Stickers: Prima Marketing
Mask: The Crafter's Workshop
Modeling Paste: Golden
Gesso: Pro Art
Other: acrylic paint, paper doily, pearls, microbeads, seam binding, book pages
I hope your week is going well so far. I'm so happy you took a moment to come by- thanks so much as always :)