Mixed Media Layout with Elena Martynova

Hello! Nice day!

It’s Elena here and my inspiration for  May color challenge from Lindy’s. This time the shades are very gentle and calm. Caught a buzz from working with them 🙂 I really like to work with a palette. I don’t like to be tormented by a huge choice of colors, I love to be given a set of sprays and powders which are hand-picked for the task and enjoy the process. It is equally important to choose the right photograph that will help tell the story. I made a full video tutorial for you how I created this page (see below).
First I added a layer of white gesso on my paper. Then I used Magical T-bird Turquoise mixed with white paste to create a butterfly pattern with a stencil and added some light background stamping with Stazon.

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All my embellishments got two layers of embossing powder: Angel Wings Gold, Orbit Olive Gold, Pop Rock Purple ,Midnight Pewter

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I added pieces of paper to the page, tags, cheesecloth and two photographs, glued together to overlap.  I used food-photos of ice-cream in metal jars (I love it) and half the girl’s face. I probably would not have dared to cut down my photos but someone else’s – no problem! If you look closely, you will see that the jar continues the shape of the face.

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The die cuts got a layer of Sea Grass Green  and embossing powder Angel Wings Gold. I cut off branches from a tree and decorate my layout.

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The composition was inspired by the pictures on our challenge banner: lace, twigs and flowers, I also used the same shape as the door (the die cut window).

And here is the result

 

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This is my step-by-step video for you, hope you will enjoy it!

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  • White gesso, Stazon inkpad, stamps, stencil, chipboard, tags, cheesecloth, die cuts,  word stickers.

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