Wildflower & Honey Part 2 | Caroline Aston
Hello Magpies, this month I have had so much fun working with the fab Wildflower and Honey collection from Vicki Boutin and her mixed media products. Today I have two more 12×12” layouts to share with you.
For my first layout today, I printed out four square photos at roughly 2.5”. Matting them onto black card to create a vertical photo strip. I then used the B sides of three of the patterned papers to layer behind the photo strip. Choosing to use the Sweet Honey, Happy Spirit and Full Bloom papers for this.
I selected a piece of Foundations Mixed Media Paper as my background, as I knew I wanted to add some mixed media behind the photo strip. Picking out the colours from the photo mat. I started by applying some dry art crayon with a stencil brush through the honeycomb stencil from the Icons Stencil Set. Next, I used the stencil brush again to add some Gold Glaze through the same stencil. Giving a lovely shine to the page. I finished my background off by using the honeycomb stamp from the Stamps and Die Set with a burgundy ink to match the paper in the photo mat.
For my title I used an outline alphabet stamp set. Positioning it to the bottom right of my photos, also stamping the date underneath. I used the Dry Powder Paint Pigments mixed with some water and Iridescent Glaze, to add some colour and shimmer to the title.
Oh So Sweet
I started my second layout by using the packaging technique with the pigment powders and iridescent glaze to create a watercoloured background. Which I then used to die cut out a number of circles in three different sizes.
Next, I decorated each one of these circles further, using a few different techniques. To decorate the majority of the circles I used stamps from the stamp set with black and gold ink. Then I used the flower stencil and applied some gold glaze with a palette knife to give some of the circles some texture and shine.
I used the same technique with the word stencil, to form part of my title. Masking off the word I wanted on the stencil before applying the glaze. To complete my title, I added some Thickers from the Slice of Life collection and a wood veneer heart.
For the final three circles, I cut out some of the butterflies from the Foiled Vellum Speciality Paper. Adhering them with a clear glue, along the centre so that the wings would stand up from the page. I then finished off each circle by adding a doodled border around the edge.
I picked two 3×4” photos of Bella for this page. Which, I matted onto a piece of patterned paper from the 6×8” Paper Pad and then onto black card. For my background I picked the B-side of the Mingle paper. Trimming it slightly to give it a black border to match the photos.
Building up my page, I chose to position my photos in the bottom left corner with a journaling card from the Frames & Journaling Ephemera Die Cuts pack and a word banner. Next I placed the circles around the page, trying to distribute the different sizes and designs evenly. To add a bit more texture I added a few pieces of natural twine and three colours of Nuvo Drops around a few of the circles. Finishing them off with some more doodled borders.
I’ll be back again next month, with another gorgeous collection. So until then, Happy Scrapping!!