This scrapbook page was inspired by something I always tell my workshop participants about Glimmer Mist and ink in general. Ink changes things. If you don't like the paper you have to work with, or just don't have the right paper to begin with – ink can make it happen. Even if you've got cartoon chocolate chips with smiley faces – and it's in that bin — you know the one… the I'll donate this – the kids can use it – what was I thinking when I bought this bin. It is still redeemable. Even that chocolate chip paper can be flipped over to the white side and VOILA! Blank.Canvas.
As always, all pictures are 'clickable' for a larger view.
So I took a piece of paper that I actually do like, but didn't want to use it in my traditional manner. This white/black paper from Rouge de Garance — and transformed it.
You can see another layout where I used this background paper with a completely different result here.
First, lots of Glimmer Mist on the background, in Apple, Haunted Shadow and Sugar Maple. Then, I dribbled Gesso over the top, thinned down with some Vanilla Cream Glimmer Mist. I then sprayed Vanilla cream all over the top and let it drip and ran a plastic comb over it. Much more spooky than the original paper.
The title, is a flocked/resist title from Heidi Swapp for Tattered Angels. It said 'Be unique' – so I chopped off the 'e' and made it unique — with a bit of OO in the form of Chipboard letter frames.
And knowing that white and black are what makes a colorful project POP – I took my Faber Castell Big Brush marker and overlayed the clear embossed/resist design (in the vertical/middle of the layout) to make the resist more contrasted to the darker colors of Glimmer Mist. It took almost no effort at all. The Big Brush is India Ink – so it's got that DARK ink which is also waterproof. And it also was resisted by the design – so no hard tracing required. I just overlayed it with the Big Brush and the designs popped out. Besides the resist, the India Ink, while a lovely dark, rich matte black, was also translucent enough to allow the mica to show through.
So this detailed pen-work was really as simple as Rice Crispie treats to create. It just looks like it took all day!
What I used:
•Rouge de Garance Cupicon paper (background)
•Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Apple, Haunted Shadow, Sugar Maple and Vanilla Breeze
•Heidi Swapp for Tattered Angels flocked and resist papers and title
•Tattered Angels Framed Font – Postage
•Faber Castell Big Brush in Black
•Misc lace ribbon
And yes, that is my husband and me. Quite the pair!!
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