Here's The Color Room's Palette #89 (His Room):
Here's Sketch #187 on Creative Scrappers:
Here's the result of combining the two with some tips from the video tutorials...
Since this is not my usual style of creating a layout, I'm actually quite thrilled with it although I ended up with paint everywhere, on my clothes and the floor and the table LOL! Note to self to wear an apron!!! It was more of an experiment for me since I'm not so good at visualizing the end result of a mixed media project so I was pretty apprehensive along the way. I guess it turned out pretty ok albeit a little messy. Anyway I'm happy to share the steps I took here, let;s move on to the tutorial...
Firstly, we start with the background....
- Cover cardstock surface with Mod Podge using a brush
- Lay on a piece of white tissue (this was a recycled gift wrap! I'm so earth-friendly *beams* LOL!) Do not make it super smooth, we want lots of deliberate creases and folds, leave the edges of the cardstock uncovered or just tear along the edges.
- Stick on some torn and crumpled book pages (I should've used bigger sheets as they didn't show up much after the LO is done)
- Cover the book pages with gesso and sponge off lightly with paper towels
- Stamp on acrylic paint using bubble wrap
- Spray ink on selected areas, I tried masking with the butterfly but it didn't quite work out LOL!
Next, we'll move on to attaching the photos and embellishing.
- Cut matching pattern paper to be photo mats, distress the edges with ink and lay them over the bubble stamped and book pages area. I also placed some mesh netting ribbon under the photo mats. Add on a little bit more bubble wrap stamp over the pattern paper.
- Paste on photos.
- Add bits of torn corrugated sheet, gauze and some die cut flourishes.
- Punch a butterfly, distress with gesso and add on to part of the photo. Embellish with flowers over the gauze. Paste a strip of lace under each photo.
- I wanted to add a touch of a lighter blue, so I used a chalk ink pad and dabbed randomly around the layout.
- Decorate the butterfly and flower edges with a fine glitter glue. Add on buttons and gems under the main flowers. I also spritz on some blue glimmer mist around the embellishment clusters, just be careful not to spritz your photos! I kinda ruined the bottom left photo with some spritz! I used my hand to cover the photo, bad idea, will use a dry flannel cloth or paper towel in future.
Thanks for visiting and have a nice day!