Mixed media layout

Hello everyone, Pam here:

I had a lot of fun making this layout with the ‘Oh So Lovely’ collection from Kaisercrafts. The photo is of me and my daughter on Prom night. It’s hard to believe this was 5 years ago…time goes by too quickly.
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So I’ll take you through the steps of making this layout. The base paper is called ‘Chic’. Onto this I glued some random strips of patterned papers from the collection.

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When that was dry I used one of the quarters of the Damask Quarters 12 x 12 stencil and applied some gesso in three places. I wasn’t after perfection here-I just wanted to add some texture and pattern. I also smeared some of the gesso across the patterned paper using my fingers!!

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When the gesso was dry I sprayed some pink Kaisermist spray ink over the gessoed areas. Until you see these mists for yourself you can’t appreciate the fabulous lustre. I’ve tried to do a close up photo to try to show you the rich shine.2015-05-02 11.09.44

next came some random stamping using the stamp set in the collection. I used red stazon ink for the stamping as I wanted it to blend into the background. I also began to add some embellishments that I wanted to be partly under my photo. I’ve used some plasterer’s  tape, some hat netting,  some washi tape and a leaf from the collectables.2015-05-02 11.42.04I layered up the photo on some patterned paper from the collection, and adhered it all on a bit of corrugated cardboard to lift it up from the background a bit. Then I made an embellishment cluster using some mini blooms, feathers from my own stash, and some collectables.

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At the end I decided some of the red random stamping got lost, so I added some more using black Stazon ink.

2015-05-02 12.25.02 Some more close ups:2015-05-02 12.25.07The dimension:

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And the completed layout:2015-05-02 12.24.49

I just adore this collection, and I love using mixed media on my layouts, so I am so happy that Kaisercrafts do mists and stencils, inks and paints!!