Today, I’m up on lindy’s Gang blog with a layout made on a clear acrylic sheet with step-by-step photos and a video tutorial. I chose to work with a photo of my father and the beautiful Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist sprays compliment the vintage photo perfectly.
You can see how this was created in the video below.
To start my layout, I mixed Whale Watch Blue Magical with a soft gloss gel to add the first design to the acrylic sheet with one of my new stencil.
Next, I mixed the Steampunk Sepia Magical with white crackle paste to add the second design with another stencil.
I watered down the blue mix, with water to add some splatters and I made another mix with the Steampunk Sepia to add brown splatters as well. I put the layout aside to allow everything to dry on its own. Do not try to use a heat gun to speed up the drying as it may ruin the acetate.
While it was drying, I prepared the papers that will go under my photo. I sprayed watercolor paper with the Whale Watch Blue and the Long John’s Silver inks – they make such a stunning color combination.
When the inks were dry, I stamped randomly with different stamps and a black Archival ink.
I cut the watercolor paper, and I added different designs to each of the 3 pieces:
- one with the blue mix,
- the second with the Long Jonh’s Silver ink and
- the last one was stamped with bleach to tone down the color!
Next, I colored some leaves I die cut from watercolor paper with several Magicals, for the branches, I used Afternoon Delight Denim and Black Forest Black, and for the leaves, I used Sea Grass Green, Whale Watch Blue, and Steampunk Sepia.
While the inks were still wet, I wanted to add some texture to the leaves, so I sprinkled them with Starbright Gold Green and Orbit Olive Green Gold embossing powders that I heat set.
Once the background was dry, I glued on all the embellishments with a heavy body gel and to finish the layout, I added some glass glitter and microbeads.
- Starburst: Whale Watch Blue
- Moon Shadow Mist: Long John’s Silver
- Magical sets: Nantucket Pearls Magical: Whale Watch Blue, Sea Grass Green; Industrial Chic set: Steampunk Sepia
- Magical Shakers: Afternoon Delight Denim, Black Forest Black
- Embossing Powders: Starbright Gold Green, Olive Orbit Green Gold