|My son Colin in August 2017|
For this layout I used a piece of 7 Dots Studio paper for the background.
|7 Dots Studio|
Homegrown - Attic
I did some stenciling on the background with Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Inks using a Clarity stencil brush.
Clarity Stencil Brushes
This is the die I used:
Renaissance Jubilee Ravenna
These are the chipboard pieces I used:
Fancy Trim #5
Ornate Corner #8
I coated the Ornate Corner #8, Flourish #8 and Fancy Trim #5 with clear gesso and then applied Finnabair White Crackle Texture Paste. When that was dry, I rubbed the Ornate Corner #8 with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and the other pieces with Forest Moss Distress ink, wiping off the excess with a damp paper towel. I added some brown ink around the edges for definition.
I painted the cherry blossom branches a light brown then painted the flowers red. I applied darker watery paint overtop of the branches to give them some visual dimension and on the edges of the flower petals to mimic the dark tips of the mulberry paper flowers. I glued some Express-O Yourself Prills in the center of some of the flowers.
I painted the chipboard leaves a medium green colour and then misted them with a darker green (Lindy's Stamp Gang Greased Lightnin' Green) while the paint was still wet to give them a mottled effect.
Here are some more close-ups:
Thank you so much for taking a look!