after watching Shery's short video tutorial :o)
I adore my niece, Alexa. I've got thousands of photos of her in a portable hard drive...and her photos are all that's in that hard drive ;o) And so here I am sharing a 12" by 12" mixed media layout where she's the star. (I made one a couple of weeks ago and you'll find it here.) The Adorable One will be turning 3 next month, but for this project, I printed out a photo of her that was taken when she was 5 1/2 months old.
Papers: Pink Paislee (Portfolio, Hey Kid), Basic Grey (Capture Snippets)
Mediums: Liquitex White Gesso, VersaMagic chalk inks (Aegean Blue, Mango Madness, Sahara Sand), Faber-Castell Gelatos (Mango, Lemon, Cotton Candy, Blueberry), Spectrum Noir alcohol marker (True Black)
Embellishments: SRM Stickers (We've Got Your Border/Bright; We've Got Your Sticker/Princess)
Other supplies: drywall tape, foam tape, double-sided tape
Below is a video tutorial for this mixed media layout. It took me about an hour from start to finish, but the video is only 6 minutes and 45 seconds long -- it's in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart. Hope you enjoy it!
This layout was a fun one to make, and I was winging it the whole time because I didn't really know what the layout was going to look like. I had my gesso, papers, photo, stickers, Gelatos, markers, and stamps out so I simply went with the flow and had fun, thinking of my niece the whole time and smiling as I put this layout together.
I did the background by applying gesso on the areas where I was going to place my elements. Then I scribbled some Gelatos and sprayed with water to blend the colors. Next I stamped the sentiments and daisy in chalk inks, picking colors that are light or almost blended with the background. For the clusters, I picked coordinating papers, added drywall tape for texture, doodled on the papers, and used stickers.