Anyway, on to my project:
The moment I clapped eyes on these wonderful papers I knew that one of my projects would be a layout of some sort. Now I am not a scrapbooker by any stretch of the imagination, but these papers are so gorgeous, you just cannot go wrong. I decided I would use some of the techniques I learnt from Finn when I did workshops with her last year, and I also wanted to pick up on some of the elements that are printed on the papers themselves, like lace and textured tapes.
So here is a quick step by step of how I did my LO
I cut a piece of mount-board to 12" by 9" and covered it with one of the papers. I then tore some rough strips of another paper and adhered them to my background with gel medium.
Next I gathered some of the bits and pieces I wanted to add to my LO, a photo of course (the one I chose is one of my dad and uncle when they were little boys, I think it was taken in 1914, my dad is the one on the left)
Snazzys has a great collection of steam punk and other metal embellishments that would be brilliant for this.
Next I arranged and re-arranged them onto my LO until I was more or less happy with the result and also added some flowers lying around in various baskets on my desk. The colours don't matter at all at this stage.
Onto the Acrylic paints next, dark brown, black and white. I added dark shadows around the main embellishments and whited out some of the areas that had gone too blue, I also highlighted some of the raised bits again with more white and finally rubbed some Treasure Gold in Pewter to add a few more highlights, - done!
Here you can see some close ups:
And the final result of the whole LO:
Anyway, as you probably know, if you leave a comment on Gillian's first post you're in with a chance to win a fab price, and don't forget to check out the other wonderful projects my teamies have been making with this fantastic collection! I'll be back later on in the week with another little project, so hopefully will see you then.