‘M for Merly’ Beyond the Page Initial

Good morning all,

Elaine here again bringing you an altered initial for a beyond the page project.

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Firstly I took the letter (which I purchased from a well known High Street chain of craft shops) and covered it in White Gesso  (don’t worry if it bubble like mine did. It will pull back tight once it’s dry)

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Next I took a sheet of Jade paper and the Echo Paper from the Lilac Whisper collection and adhered them using PVA glue to the initial.

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Once dried I used a sanding block to smooth off the edges and then I used texture paste with the Damask Quarters stencil on the front side of the letter.

I then added some torn corrugated card and two stamped and fussy cut doilies from the Doily Texture stamp and some cheesecloth and sprayed it with Wisteria Kaisermist. (At this point I was a little worried it was too dark..but don’t worry..it comes good in the next stage!)

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I then used fussy cut flowers from the Hydrangea sheet and layered them using Foam Mounting tape. I also added inked wooden flourishes from the Garden PackSea Breeze Sparklets, butterflies from the collectables pack, Sea Breeze Blooms and Little Birdie Water Colour flowers.

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To finish I added sprinkles of watered down white acrylic paint to the whole thing..see what a difference it makes?

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I am loving this pretty new collection and I hope you will too! See you in the shop!

Here’s how it ended up once I’d added a title (which I took from one of the Lilac Whipers sheets).

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Elaine

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