For the first project, I created a tag. Its a super early gift to my hubby for our 11th wedding anniversary. Our wedding anniversary is on 11 September (a date my hubby booked the wedding hall without realising its 911). LOL... Really early gift, right. Who says we can't make a gift in advance??
For the tag, I painted it with grey acrylic paint on both sides, stamped with swirl stamps and inked the edges.
For the chipboards, I painted them and added glitter. Love the sparkle!!
"Cheeky Monkey" Layout
I loved this photo of my boy. Loved his cheeky expression and pretty eyes!! He used to love play pretend. And in this picture, he overturned 2 Ikea tables and chairs and turn them into a ship. The frisbee-looking thing he held in his hands was the helm. How creative kids are!
Here's how I do the background:
1) Apply a thin layer of clear gesso over page. Spread texture paste over Prima stencil. Heat dry.
2) Using a wet brush, spread diluted brown mists around the textures.
3) Stamped randomly around the textures with swirls stamps. Using gel medium as glue to pick up some microbeads and seed beads and spread around page.
4) Then adhere the painted chipboards, photo, papers and other embellishments.
For my next project, its actually a spin off of this layout. This layout is not the actual first piece that I created. Because I made a mistake in adding some blue drips across the page and I spoilt it!!! So I had to redo this layout.
Here's what I made with half of the spoilt piece.
"Love Every Minute" Mixed Media Canvas
For the chipboard titles, I painted them white then use a black pen and write out the words. Recently I'm into calligraphy and I love this font.
For the extra tiny Kerri Flourish chipboards, I gesso over them and watercolor with distress inks.
To create more texture on the chipboard swirl corners, I dabbed gesso over to create the rough effect and watercolor with distress inks.
Hope you are inspired by my projects. Here's the chipboards I have used:
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