Today I’m on 7 Dots Studio blog with a new family photo. This little boy is my dad. I think he was 18 months or 2 years old when the photo was taken. Isn’t he cute?
As always I began by adding a layer of matte gel medium to my page, to allow the paper to support all the mediums. I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste.
I let the crackle paste dry all night before adding some color to the background with the help of Twinkling H2Os and water to obtain a marble effect.
I die-cut all the leaves (rose and fern) in a watercolor paper that I colored them with some Twinklings H2O and Chalk ink.
The effect of peeled paint happen by accident and I’m not sure I can do it again. But here is the process: a layer of gesso, a layer of Burnt Umber Twinkling H2O (one of my fave) that I partially removed because the color was too concentrated, a new layer of diluted Burnt Umber, and finally a layer of Clear Crackle Paste that I hurried to remove because it had infiltrated into the letters. And here is the result!!!
For this time, i wanted to work with the Dreamer collection, because we find a beautiful pastel yellow and i wanted to use this photo on which there is a lot of light. I used the “Drive All Night” paper and on this paper i built a collage of small pieces of papers from other colors. I wanted to use this ‘blue jean’ color on my background because, we find this color on my photo, because i like this color and because i thought that it would be beautiful to contrast with another totally different color.
And on the left border, I glued a small group of embellishments, we see one of the “Soulmates” chipboard, natural left because its color is already coordinated with the “Drive All Night” paper.
i hope you like this new work with the Dreamer collection and you find another inspiration perhaps !
Supplies used :
– Dreamer collection
– Soulmates Chipboard
– Domestic Goddess stickers
– Thoughts Keeper clear stamps