Thursday, September 15, 2016

If it Makes You Smile 12x12 layout by Lisa Gregory

Oh my! This layout made my heart do a little dance when I saw it! 
Thank you Lisa for this fabulous inspiration!!!! 

Hello Art Girls Lovers!! Today I have a 12x12 layout that was created all around a stamp, that reminded me of the photo I used of my granddaughter. "If it  makes you smile, giggle or laugh, Do it again"!! It was perfect for this layout. Yvonne Blairs  stamps for Impression Obsession has solved my journaling problems for my projects. They are wonderful!!!

For the stamp, I used a scrap piece of the Prima paper, stamped the quote using black archival ink, cut around it, inked the sides, and layered it over a piece of corrugated cardboard to give it dimension.

We do what we can to hear a babies sweet giggle. Of course when they do, they want you to do what ever you did to make them giggle again!! In everyday life, we all need to smile, laugh or giggle a little more.

I created this layout with only a couple of sheets of Prima paper. I backed each layer with corrugated cardboard to give each layer lift and dimension. Once the layers were done, I painted the whole thing with clear gesso. This gave the paper a perfect medium for my color sprays.

As you can see I also used some gold Mica flakes and copper Micro Beads to give the layout a little bit of sparkle and elegance. I adhered them with a bit of  Art Basics 3D gel. The frame was also covered with clear gesso. I love the way the sprays just settle into the grooves of the frame. Like an old patina.

Thank you for joining me this week. I truly believe the crowning touch on my layout was this  stamped quote.I hope you were inspired to use the word stamps on one of your next projects.

Other Products Used:
Prima Art Basics 3D gel
Prima Art Basics Clear Gesso
Prima Art Basics Micro Beads Copper
Prima Art Basics Mica Flakes gold
Prima 12 x 12 paper Salvage District
Prima Salvage District flowers
Prima Flower Bundles Teal
Prima French Riviera flowers
Prima Resin Frame
Black Archival Ink
Lindys Stamp Gang Cest la vie Cerise Flat Fabio Spray
Lindys Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia Starburst Spray
Corrugated Cardboard

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