Hi, it is Janine Koczwara bringing you this post and I decided to create a totally feminine page with hints of shabby chic mixed media for lots of fun details and a focus on Ingvild Bolme's Shabby Resin Treasures and Junkyard Findings.
I started with my background paper, a sheet from the Sparkling Spring Collection and then used the new Donna Downey 6x6 mask, swiping white gesso across it with a credit card to create the white floral elements on the background. Once dry, I then lightly spritzed the page with Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Aquamarine to enhance the color of it. You will need to gently dab over the surface with a cloth to remove the color from the masked gesso parts, as the gesso acts as a resist to the glimmermist and the color lifts easily from the masked areas.
To create the decorative scallop circle I used a Lucky 8 punch on a page from the Prima 12x12 Ledger Paper Pad, inking and distressing the edges with the Comfort Craft Distress Tool after it was punched out. I always joke that I ink and distress everything!
The clock embellishment was created by using 3 seperate dies and layering them one on top of the other. I also suggests to try layering a couple of doilies on top of each other for a totally gorgeous shabby chic feminine effect shown above with the Metal Treasure Zipper cluster. I really loved the way that turned out and it came about as an accident rather than intentional as I had just cut a doily in half and tossed it aside. It landed on the other and I could immediately see how pretty two layered together could look!!
Originally I was designing my page "horizontally" and had used a Prima 8x8 brick mask with a pigment ink pad and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder to create this shabby masked brickwork. I then used one of the Prima chalks, by dabbing my finger on the pad and then running my finger across the embossed area to get this delicate taupe chalked effect on the brickwork. It adds another element and interest to the overall design and is a fun technique to try. I changed the orientation of the LO based on the piece of packaging I used as I knew it would look better directly under the photograph! I change my mind all the time when I begin sticking my page down!
These paper flowers were created by using a paper napkin and gel medium to adhere to the page, some were adhered directly to the page while others were adhered to cardstock or transparency before fussy cutting around. You can layer napkins onto text or music note paper and the image will show through for another wonderful effect. To really set off these floral clusters of Interlude and Corine flowers, I used the wonderful SIIC Mini Swirls, these mini swirls are the perfect size for enhancing your floral clusters. Finally to set the page off I added a few Shabby Chic resin treasures to make the page come alive. I decided to use the Prima chalk ink to color the mushroom by dabbing it against the ink pad and then used a cotton tip loaded with chalk ink to get into the crevises of the design.
As you can see I have used a lot of little touches to create this pretty feminine page. I hope you have enjoyed this mini tutorial.
842673 Prima Sparkling Spring Collection - Rosebud
842383 Prima Madeline Collection - Beautium
841461 Prima Flights of Fancy Colleciton - Firefly
841829 Prima Annalee Collection - Sonnet
843748 Prima 12x12 Ledger Paper Pad
890889 Prima Metal Treasures - Birds
890766 Prima Shabby Chic Resins - Mushrooms
890742 Prima Shabby Chic Resins - Ceiling Ornaments
891428 Prima Shabby Chic Resins - Eros
891558 Prima Junkyard Collection Metal Trinkets - Typo Zippers
891589 Prima Junkyard Collection Metal Trinkets - Clock Hands
891596 Prima Junkyard Collection Metal Trinkets - Clock Faces
560355 Prima SIIC Mini Swirls
922115 Prima Donna Downey 6x6 Mask
550011 Prima 8x8 Mask - Brickwork
561352 Prima Encore Flowers - Turquoise
561413 Prima Interlude Flowers - Turquoise
561390 Prima Interlude Flowers - Pink
561383 Prima Interlude Flowers - White
548858 Corrin Flowers