Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Color Room - Guest Designer Feature Tutorial

Hi Guys

This is a layout I created for The Color Room Challenge site when Imaginarium Designs were sponosring the challenges in May :) :) :)

Layout – "a forever memory"

Background and chipboard element paint technique

Materials used;

Imaginarium Designs chipboard background

Imaginarium Designs chipboard hessian square [designed by Louise Nelson]

Gesso – Monte Marte

Paint – Making Memories, Jo Sonja, Kaisercraft

Mist – Crafty Notions

Flower tendril – Prima

Chipboard Alpha – Prima

Vintage Findings word fetti – Making Memories

Gauze


I first glued the chipboard hessian square to the background using a glue stick.
I then mixed some cream paint in with the gesso before applying it to background


Place a few dollops of paint/gesso mix on to the background and chipboard embellishment


Using a coarse foam roller, roll out and cover the layout background and chipboard with the paint/gesso mix.
Don’t over roll the paint/gesso mix otherwise you will loose the lovely coarse bubble effect of the paint and gesso.


Just a close up of the lovely effect you can get using the gesso and a coarse foam roller


I usually use mists, but for this particular colour combination I needed to mix some pink paint with water and put it into a spray bottle to get a colour match.
This was then sprayed liberally over the chipboard embellishment.
I then dried the pink spray paint with a heat gun, after tipping it from side to side, to get it to run and drip across the background board


This is a close-up of the final paint effect on the background and chipboard


Close ups of the layout :)










Cheers and Happy Scrapping :) xxx

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