My Art teacher once mentioned that having courage is grace in difficult times.
I applied this advice to every aspect of my life. As an artist to create something new is a daunting experience. The outer part of our life does to some degree influence our creativity. I took it as a learning curve while making this layout. I took a 12 by 12 canvas from little Birdie and decided to create a two-tone effect using the metallic paints Caribbean Teal and Orchid sparkle.
Once I was happy with the effect I proceeded with the stencil effect using Little Birdie stencil Brick.
I wanted a brick effect around my focal point and I used texture paste and highlighted it with white Gesso from little Birdie mixed media collection. One could airdry it or use heat tool. Once the effects have taken shape I pushed forward with layering my focal point.
Some of the effects are more opaque and some I have just lightly air brushed it.
Layering is a very time-consuming process as the embellishments can make it look overcrowded near the focal point. Just take enough breaks in between to create the layering of embellishments in a continuous flow rather than an abrupt stand.
Finally, I played with a few chipboards and vellum and handmade flowers from the little birdie collection. I loved how this entire layout was created vibrantly. One is just spoilt for choices when it comes to embellishments from the little Birdie collection. Just for highlight, I have used a bit of metallic wax pewter and icy glaze. Hope this inspires you to create a more fun mixed media scrapbook layout.
List of materials used:
1. White gesso
2. Texture paste
3. Caribbean teal metallic paint
4. Orchid sparkle Metallic paint
5. Little Birdie Stencil Brick
6. icy glaze Metallic Wax
7. Pewter Metallic wax
8. primed Moroccan chipboard
9. Itsy Bitsy vellum flowers
10. Itsy Bitsy mini Daisies Handmade flowers
11. Little Birdie chipboard Inspiration