Mixed Media Layout by Athanasia Papantoniou

Hello there! Athanasia here today to share my third layout inspired by the January’s Color Challenge. My theme is about a dreamworld, and what happens there, so I wanted to give to my page a lot of sparkle, flow, and a bit of fascination with the  January 2015 Limited Edition Spray Set….

Now, let me tell you some basic steps I follow to create a page. As usual, I choose a photo from the internet – this is always the first step. According the theme, and the colors of the photo I match the paper sheet, the embellishments, and of course the color pallet of the media (here I used mists and gesso). Then, I start with the background: for this page I applied some gesso, and after that I had a lot of fun with the mists. I prefer to spray not directly on the paper, rather on a small clear plastic surface and do something like stamping work. This creates a watercolor effect, which I absolutely love doing on my projects…
 …after that, I like to stamp with several stamps, in order to create an interesting mixed media background. I also love doing a lot of splashes at the end of the process.

I also had to alter the chipboard frame and the flowers in order to match the color pallet of my page, so I painted them with the purple mists and then glued some purple sparkly dust on them…That’s all for today, I hope you got some inspiration – Don’t forget our January Color Challenge which is still running! Have a wonderful week!

3 thoughts on “Mixed Media Layout by Athanasia Papantoniou

  1. What a beautiful and elegant layout – love the focus picture and the colors are magical. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sensational work, absolutely love your work Athanasia. Your backgrund work is amazing !!! Adore it so much every single cm of your creativity 🙂

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