This is my second layout for this month’s reveal at 13 Arts. It is also bold and bright like the other one but with a different colour scheme.
I built my background on top of the “Spring Morning” paper from the 13 Arts “Faces of Spring” collection. However, after applying all the mediums, you can only see a glimpse of the original paper underneath. I do have to say that the 13 Arts papers are of amazing quality. They hold up so much wet mixed media without ripping.
To start off, I created a stone like pattern in the background using a new Prima stencil and masking it with 13 Arts Modeling paste. Then I spread (generously) 13 Arts Glass filler microbeads all over the wet medium.
I started spraying the page with three different chalk mists from 13 Arts: Yellow Lemon, Celadon and Sap Green. I let the ink drip down the page by spraying it with water to dilute the consistency. I also used some “almost dry” 13 Arts Primer from the edges of the jar. As we always have some hardened paste around the edges of the jar, I didn’t want them to go to waste. Using a palette knife, I smeared them randomly on the page, creating a rough surface in my background.
I used Ranger black Archival ink and stamped a couple of different images on the page using two different Prima stamps. Then I embellished the page with 13 Arts flowers and stems. I also used Prima flowers and wooden icons, yellow seam binding, and black pearls.
The Chipboard pieces are from 2 Crafty. I used the Avery vines and the Scallop Circle Bunting to create layers on my layout. I simply primed them in 13 Arts gesso and left them white. The “Smile” title I sprayed in Yellow Lemon spray.
Finally, to highlight the background and to bring some depth into the layout I used some 13 Arts Pearl Black mist. I sprayed it on my mat and then, using a brush, painted underneath the embellishments.
13 Arts Materials:
Faces of Spring papers
Glass Filler microbeads
Chalk Ayeeda Mist: Yellow Lemon, Celadon and Sap green
Pearl black mist
Prima flowers and wooden icons
2 Crafty Chipboard
yellow seam binding
Ranger black archival ink
Queen & Co black pearls
All 13 Arts Products can be found here
Have a Wonderful day!!
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