Sparkling layout by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there and Happy New Year 2020!

This sparkling layout got its inspiration from the altered palette I’m holding in the picture. Or rather, I wanted to document the moment and chose to do it with a bit similar layers and embellishments as I used in the palette.

The man beside me in the picture is Andi Kravljaca, a Swedish singer. While the picture was taken he was the singer of Thaurorod and the photo is taken while I attended their gig here in Helsinki. He had seen the palette in my Instagram and liked it so much, he wanted to buy it. Naturally I then gave it to him as a present when he was in town. And this is actually a second piece by me he has! The first one was an altered guitar body I did when I drew inspiration from a Thaurorod song.

As the palette is done using mixed media, metallic acrylic paints and glass beads, I wanted to bring similar elements to my page. I started the page by layering different paper strips and tags to the background. For the dimensional effect I then added some chipboard in there as well. Then I added black gesso and acrylics on top. Next came the paper layers and the embellishments, but I finished the page using some micro beads, glass glitter and regular glitter. If you want to see how I made the page, please see the video below!

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a sparkling start to the new year!

Xoxo Riikka



7 Dots Studio supplies:

Products List:
Garden Party – Annual
Northern Lights – Frayed Knot
Paint Chips – Pad 6×6
Writer’s Block – Tags 12×12
Air Mail – Air Mail Chipboard
Garden Party – Word Stickers 6×12
Paint Chips – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Northern Lights – Element Stickers 6×12