Thursday, 8 May 2014

A Closer Look - I Adore You

hi! i'm here to share a quick tutorial of this layout i made with studio calico camelot main scrapbook kit. this layout is inspired by this exclusive scallop dot cut file designed by paige evans and the new set of gelatos i bought.

i used my silhouette cameo to cut the scallop dot file in 6 x 8 inch and will be used as my stencil. to create some texture, i used gel medium. however, gel medium is transulcent so i mixed in some gesso to give it a opaque look. i place the stencil on my white cardstock and applied the gel medium + gesso mixture. 

since i wanted the scallop dots to appear over my 12 x 12 inch paper, i had to overlap the stencil which is not a very good idea as some of the gel medium smudge when i did that. i would suggest to either  wait for the gel medium to dry before overlapping the stencil or cut the stencil in 12 x 12 inch. 

after the gel medium has dried completely (i left mine overnight), i applied a rainbow of gelatos over the scallop dots. then i blended the gelatos with water and a brush. as i am applying the water on the gelatos, i allowed the water to drip and flow to the sides of the paper. another point to note here is i should have allowed one color to dry completely before blending the next. i didn't, so there were some mixing of colours :P

here's how it looks like after blending the gelatos and letting it dry. love how the gel medium resist the paint and how the dots shows. 

after playing with the placement of the photo, i decided to turn the page around. i choose to place the photo near the blue paint to match ethan's blue shirt. i layered a piece of vellum below my photo to add some dimension. i die cut one of the digital stamp designs by suzy plantamura - i adore you and used it as my title.

next, i used the patterned papers in the kit to fussy cut some hearts. i place them on the page according to the color of the paint. since i don't have any gold papers, i fussy cut the heart from white cardstock and colored it gold using my gold leafing pen. 

i also added the hello and hearts from dear lizzy gold rub ons and some gold enamel dots. i place them where the gold paint is.
to finish off the page, i added my journaling and adhered the page on a piece of yellow patterned paper.

and there you have it! i hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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thanks for dropping by and see you soon!

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