Thursday, June 15, 2017

Words & Paintery June Challenge Mixed media Layout 'Icecream'

Hey all,
Time for the June challenge over at Words & Paintery! The mooboard is soft...
Give it a go, you have until July 15!

Upon seeing the colors and the text, the picture from our Summer Vacation (in the Netherlands) last year came to mind immediately. Connor was enjoying his Cornetto, at the waterside of a very picturesque spot. Can you believe this was actually near a bunker? To us it was an idyllic spot, but the hardship those soldiers must have endured is infathomable.

And in a few measly weeks, it will be time for Summer Holidays again,  already... Time flies!

Step 1.
Sometimes, starting out blank can be good.
Apply clear gesso on a white sheet of cardstock.

Step 2.
Use TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste through the TCW stencil 564S, 'Organic Matter'.
The goal is to sort of mimic the structure of icecream...

Step 3.
First spray water, then drop and tap various shades of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist onto your project. Allow them to drip down, just like a melting icecream would do. Spray or sprinkle more water or mists,  if the effect is not right.

Used Tattered Angels colors:
*Mint Julip
*Chalkboard - Splash
* Baseboard - Baby Girl Pink

Step 4.
Cut some pieces of board from a sheet of paper with board patterns, ink the edges and attach them to the desired position with staples and 3d foam. 
This paperpad is from Decotime (Action).

Step 5.
Die-cut leaves from metallic white and mint paper,
using Prima leaves dies and Aliexpress leaf die.
Create your composition using leaves, flowers and straws.
I added shells later on.

Step 6.
Color some wood icecream cones and a little square text block,
using white gesso and the Glimmer Mist colors mentioned above.
Die-cut the little heart-beat from white foam (die: Aliexpress).

Step 7.
When everything is in place, dab white gesso on the embellishments with a sponge first.
Allow to dry, then coat everything in a layer of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam 'Chandelier'.
Because I use white gesso mostly every time before I use this product, I'm not sure the result is a reaction of both. Either way, the Glimmer Glam gives it a bit of a frosty feel, a milky gleem.
With sparkle!

Well, that about sums it up. Any questions and/or comments are always welcome! I hope to have inspired you to play along! I will leave you with some close-ups of my layout.

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