The idea for this week’s page spread was to work with my painted deli papers. For those of you who don’t have any, scrapbook papers make a great substitute, so don’t sweat it!
I dug through my stash and pulled out a sheet I wanted to work with, then chose three colors of Dina Wakley’s Media Paint that coordinated for the background.
And then I got my greedy little mitts on a jar of the new Bo Bunny Glitter Paste and knew I had to include it too. I didn’t want to ditch the original idea to use Deli Paper, so decided that the two would play nice together and went to town with color and glitter.
Here is the paper I chose and the three colors of Dina’s Paint that I wanted to use: Fuchsia, Turquoise, and Ocean. Look closely and you’ll see that the background of the spread already has a thin layer of Dina’s Gesso scraped on in a really thing layer.
Three colors added. Turquoise in the first photo, Fuchsia in the second, and Ocean as the final color in the third. See that big blotch of Ocean in the bottom left corner? It was still damp and I really didn’t like it so used a damp paper towel to remove some of the color. It was too big, too dark, and the first thing my eye went to. Ugh. In subsequent photos you’ll see that it no longer is so big, so dark, or the first thing your eye goes to!
I used some Gesso and this bottle cap to make circles…
And then grabbed one of our Plastic Scraper/Spreader thingys. I wanted to make lines and this is an easy way to do it.
As with the circles, I placed them randomly over the spread.
Pink Punch Glitter Paste was the color I bought home, which was good since it coordinated with what I’d already begun. That’s our Punchinella Trio #1 Stencil. The 1/4″ openings in the center are the ones I use the most. Can you tell by the amount of color left there?
The best part of the Glitter Paste? It maintains whatever shape you apply it in, making it perfect for use with stencils.
There… I like it! The glitter is not at all dimmed by the media it’s held in – it looks like any other glitter you use. Only dimensional. And fabulous.
Because I like to add what looks like stitching around each piece using the pens. It helps set it off from the background and emphasize the shape. Once that was finished it was just a matter of deciding which characters to add to the page. I eventually decided on two from Stampotique and one of the new Quirky Birdies.
I’m not sure if this is finished. I have the nagging feeling it might need something else, but until I figure out, or decide, what… it’s done!