Hello scrappy friends!
Today I have another layout to share with you! This one was really inspired by an old video by Wilna for Two Peas in a bucket where she used the impasto technique to dip a die cut piece into paint. I thought it would be fun to replicate it using one of the beautiful “Hello Love” wood veneer pieces.
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I started my page on a Dear Lizzy “Fine and Dandy” paper and grabbed some acrylic paints. I mixed a few different shades of pink and red to give a romantic feeling to my page. Again inspired by Wilna who added glue to her paints, I added some tacky glue to mine along with some baby powder. This is similar to my DIY texture paste but with different proportions. The final result was thick and full of texture. On top of that, I believe that the baby powder made my paint have a bit more of a matte finish, which I loved.
Depending on how thick is your paint, you should let your page dry for at least 24 hours. I actually did this first stage and went back to finish it after a week or so but you want to make sure it’s completely dry. It’s a good idea to check the back side of your paper, if it feels a bit cold and wet it means it needs more drying time.
Once I was ready to start embellishing I felt that my background was a bit too busy and wanted to keep the focus more on the wood veneer piece so I went in with some gesso and pushed the pattern to the back.
I used a photo of fake roses to support the romantic feel I wanted to give to my design. I layered it with a bunch of different bits of paper pieces.
As far as embellishments go, I really wanted to keep things very minimal so I only added a few wooden buttons from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Free Spirit” collection, a couple of stickers from Crate Paper “Hello Love” and a few enamel dots from my stash.
Because I felt that the red was a bit unbalanced on my page, I went in with a Tattered Angels mist and added some red splatters around my photo to bring some of the red to the right side.
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I really hope you enjoyed this layout and got inspired to create something. Again don’t forget that you can use the code “ZINIA10“ to get 10% discount in your orders at theinkroad.com.
Until next time, happy crafting!