|My grandfather, John (standing second from left), with other members of his unit |
in the British Army during the First World War
For this layout I used Blue Fern Studios papers from their Chesterville collection:
I added some hand stitching and eyelets to the background.
I also did some stencilling on the background with molding paste. While it was still wet I sprinkled it with brown embossing powder and heat embossed it.
These are the dies I used:
I made the Sprightly Sprockets die-cuts with brown coloured foil. I sanded them lightly to bring out the embossed details and then rubbed them with Gilders Paste Wax in patina, rust and sandalwood colours. I also used a bit of the patina wax on some of the other metal embellishments.
The metal flourishes were painted with Vintaj Patina Paints.
I painted and inked the edges of some corrugated cardboard pieces and tucked them under the photo.
I also added some random patches of Prima Art Stones around the layout.
Thank you so much for taking a look!