A Springtime Shine Bright layout

Hi everyone, it’s Pam here with a layout to show how you can move away from the dominant colours of a paper collection.

As much as I love the grey, yellow black and white palette of the Shine Bright collection, I wanted to demonstrate that it is possible to mix it up with other colours. I can see this collection working really well with primary blue and red or hot pink. Or, as in my layout, a splash of green for a fresh Spring look suitable for this time of the year, !
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To get started on this layout I started with two stencils, one on top of the other. I wanted to add some texture, and the feeling of the sun starting to merge after a long dark winter. I adhered the big stencil using some wash tape as this stencil needed to stay put. The smaller stencil was moved around as I used a spatula to apply gesso through both stencils.   2015-02-17 14.55.55When the gesso was dry I applied a wash of watered down acrylic paint, and used a paper towel to wipe over the spots to reveal the white gesso. I added some splatters os the yellow too. I then used green acrylic paint through a leaf stencil.

2015-02-17 16.10.14 When the yellow paint was dry I realised it was a bit too lemony, so I mixed up a more orangey yellow and went over the lemon colour.
2015-02-18 09.15.27Then I added my layers of patterned papers and my photos. I made some DIY washi tape to match the layout. I did this by placing strips of light coloured wash tape onto a non stick craft sheet then stamping onto the wash tape using acrylic paint and Decorative Tape stamps.2015-02-18 09.17.082015-02-18 09.16.42

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The layout was embellished with some die cuts and a row of lemon ribbon roses.

2015-02-18 09.15.40So there it is, a lovely fresh spring layout to show you don’t need to stick with the yellow and black which is dominant in the Shine Bright collection.
2015-02-18 09.14.51I hope you enjoyed my post.