Mixed Media Page with Ombre Background, Misting, Glitter & More

Hi everyone! HELEN here with you for my January project, post & video.

I have a page full of Lindy’s Stamp Gang possibilities, to share with you today!!

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I started out with watercolour paper for my base, which I treated with

Cowabunga Copper Starburst Spray, applied with a sponge, gradually

adding more & more water up towards the top, for an ombre effect.

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I used Bodacious Blush & Midnight Rendevous Raven for misting

& splattering over the top of my ombre background. All 3 mists

come from the “Totally 80’s”set available HERE.

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For additional texture I added some cheesecloth, which I applied using gel medium

then went over with gesso. I glittered up my butterflies randomly using

”Pretty in Pink”glitter from the ”Totally 80’s” art glitter set available here.

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I used some beautiful, sturdy chipboard from 2 Crafty Chipboard {Australia}

& embossed it using “Midnight Copper”embossing powder, sponged with gesso.

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For the leafy stems, also from 2Crafty Chipboard, I used Tannenbaum Green Gold

Embossing Powder, also sponged over with gesso.

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I used some beautiful Prima “Bella” flowers, which I treated to a coating

of “Pretty in Pink” Starburst spray misting, followed by a dab of gel medium

then a light coating of “Pretty in Pink”glitter too.

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I randomly glitter-dipped the butterflies too using the same pink art glitter.

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I love the softness the cheesecloth gives & adhering with gel medium

is perfect for it & sponging with gesso adds extra adhesion plus an artsy look.

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I also used some lovely gold/silver combo twine which I bunched up under each flower

before hot-gluing it in place. My video has plenty of tips & tricks to learn from &

covers most aspects of this layout. Unfortunately some parts got corrupted – seems

to happen when you are trying to condense a couple of hours filming into 10 minutes!


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