Celtic Lady by Juliya Tirskaya

It’s Juliya Tirskaya with You today.
I want to show you how I make layout using an acrylic sheet.
Here is the page:

So, shall we begin?
My work begins with a photo and selection of materials for it. Starting from paper, and ending with topping. On the photo selected for the page, I have shades of blue and brown. Therefore, I select the basic elements by color from this palette. The paper from the Dreamscapes collection, as well as stickers and die-cuts from it, are very suitable here. I also took the small pad papers cut them down and made them more interesting with embossing.

Now, I take a strip of acrylic measuring 30 * 12 cm. And I decide where the photo will be placed. I want to place it on the right side to bring the decor behind the girl’s back and cover the ends of the wings slightly.

Since the picture is fabulous, reminiscent of Celtic motifs, with an interesting background, then I choose stencils with a gothic, ornate pattern. That’s it, the photo tells us which stencils to use! I want to apply two stencils here. One on paper, the second on a sheet of acrylic. On paper, I use a rough paste with sand, I put the pattern horizontally. On acrylic I use a paste with sand from Finnabair. After drying, the pattern becomes translucent and textured. Don’t place the pattern evenly. Let it “walk”, and not go in a continuous stream.

The paste has dried, now we can paint the background. I lightly spray the background with water and apply a spray. Add lace and tint it with a dry brush. When the gesso dries, I add a little spray to the lace. Here, lace is set the horizontally. This is my “skeleton” on which I will build up the body. And then decorate it

I try on acrylic sheet with a photo. I define verticals with the help of a chipboard. I look at the photo and understand that I want to add gauze. Firstly to smooth the transition of lace to the background, secondly to support the background in the photo.

I select the color suitable to the background in the photo,I moisten the gauze with water and paint it with sprays. When the gauze dries, the colours will not be so bright!

The gauze dried and you can paste it.

The main work with the painting is done, I no longer plan to add water and sprays to the paper. Therefore, you can glue the page to the base. I like to use 2mm thick cardboard for this. I like to do it when the page is flat, and does not bend from moisture. That’s why, I glue all my pages to a base. And then I decorate the walls of the house :)

I stick the photo to the acrylic on a piece of cardboard. On the reverse side of the photo I also added some cardboard.

I paste the decor around the photo, I place it behind the girl’s back.

Now I’ve decorated the page and the acrylic piece. The main idea of the page is to see it through the acrylic. It gives an interesting effect.

That’s the back side.

When the “body” is ready, you can dress it in toppings, tint stamps and shadows. Here in this form the page seems incomplete. We need to help her speak :) I add toppings, start with dark ones and end with light ones. Then I add stamps. In the end, I use a dark sprays.

Done! Here are some pictures of the details.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – 9mm
Cold Country – Clear Stamps
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Yuletide – Clear Stamps

UmWowStudio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Tell tall tales flair

Mixed Media Bike by Marina Syskova

My new project for this month is an altered art project. Funny bauble, eye pleasing, in the form of a mixed-media bike! There are a lot of small details, including Paper, Die-cut elements and Stickers from different 7 Dots Studio Collection! I love 7 Dots Studio precisely because almost all of their Collections can be easily combined with each other.

Product list:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pad
Cotton Candy Dreams – Element Stickers
Cold Country – Element Stickers
Homegrown – Die-cut Elements
Fortune-teller – Die-cut Elements
Yuletide – Element Stickers

Choose to be by Sandra Bernard

For this month, I choose to play with several collections to make a girly layout. I tried to mixed all the 7 Dots Studio things To show you that you can think outside the box of a given collection to obtain something else. The only limit is your imagination, so go crazy.

I cut two papers from Cold Country collection to make my background. I inserted a piece of chipboard between the papers. I used distress oxide with stencil from Cotton Candy Dreams collection and orange embossing powder with stamp from the Homegrown collection. I also coloured my tags from Lost and Found collection and used some words stickers from Fortune-teller collection.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Hex Stencil
Cold Country – Papers
Lost and found – Tags
Homegrown – Clears Stamps
Fortune-teller – Word Stickers