Sea memories by Juliya Tirskaya

Hello 7 Dots Studio friends!
Today with you Juliya and my new canvas for your inspiration! Canvas with a photo from the seaside. Memories dictated the palette, and the Cotton Candy Dreams collection created a beautiful contrast.

I used round-shaped stamps, and a Word Stickers from the Cotton Candy Dreams collection…

and Die-Cuts from the Dreamscapes collection.

Our sea memories.

Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers 6×12

Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Yuletide – Clear Stamps

Bright album by Anastasi Kuznetsova

Hello everyone! Anastasi here with you today and I want to show you a big, bright album made entirely of paper 7 Dots Studio. It perfectly combines the Lost and Found and Cotton Candy Dream collections. There are even several sheets from the Yuletide, Writer’s Block and Domestic Goddess collections. And the cover is combined and made of genuine leather and suede. On the finished pages I made some prints with archive ink and sprinkled it with black paint.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Element Stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Brain Freeze
Cotton Candy Dreams – Mint Julep
Cotton Candy Dreams – Sugar Haze
Domestic Goddess – Raspberry Pudding
Domestic Goddess – Ah Whatever
Lost and Found – Lab Notes
Lost and Found – Stained
Yuletide – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Yuletide – Warm Cinder
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Writer’s Block – Notes

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