Thursday, August 25, 2016

Believe In Yourself by Lisa Gregory...

I am so very excited to share with you Lisa Gregory's first Art Girl project! 
She blew me away with all the texture and loveliness! 
Check out the detailed pictures! Beautiful Lisa...thank you for this amazing inspiration!!! 


The power of positive thinking is a wonderful thing. I often think of the story The Little Train That Could. So strong, so determined...So magical. It goes to show, that if you believe in yourself, the magic WILL happen. You just have to believe... I created a 12x12 layout to showcase the photo of my granddaughter. I altered the photo to make her appear as if she was a fairy among glowing fireflies deep in a forest. I started by mounting my Prima papers onto a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard using ModPodge. Then I dry brushed a very light coat of white and clear gesso all over the background. This gave me a base similar to a piece of canvas.


I just knew the Yvonne Blair Design Stamp "Believe in Yourself" was perfect for this layout.
My one weakness in creating layouts, is the title or journaling. Yvonnes wonderful stamps eliminates  that problem for me. I just pick a stamp, and go with it. Title or journaling done. 


 I painted a piece of cream card stock with Prima Art Alchemy paint for shimmer. Then I stamped the quote onto the painted card stock using black ink, and cut each word out. I used the black ink on the edges of each word and mounted them onto my layout.


 I layered some painted Dusty Attic chipboard, a painted Sizzix diecut frame, Prima flowers, diecut leaves and butterflies on the background. They were all colored with Prima Color Bloom sprays and Alchemy paints. Once my composition was done, I added Prima Art Stones in 3D Gel and using a spatula, added them randomly around the layout. Once it was dry, I sprayed them and the background with Prima Color Bloom sprays.


 To get a runny watercolor look, I sprayed the layout with some water, then Color Bloom sprays right over it and let the colors run and settle in the stones.


Just a close up of the water color look you can achieve, by spraying your primed papers with a fine mist of water, then your color sprays right over that immediately and let the colors run.



Thank you for joining me this week and letting me share the details to my creation.



Products used:
Impression Obsession Yvonne Blair design stamp:



Prima Marketing:
paper
Art Stones
 Alchemy Paint
flowers
 3D Gel medium
 Clear Gesso
 white gesso
 die (leaves)
 Color Bloom sprays

Sizzix Die cut frame
Recollections Flowers
Dusty Attic chipboard
butterflies



3 comments:

  1. A really lovely layout. I love your style. I have been trying to employ more of a style like this and you did a really nice job. Love me some Prima!
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