Thursday, 12 September 2013

'You are Pretty Gorgeous" Layout - FLourish with a Bling {Mixed Media} Prima




Hi everyone!  I'm here to share my layout up at 
Flourish With a Bling already. In my post there
you can find the exact product names & links to
their store for all the FWAB products I've used,
 namely their new flowers & the pearl flourishes. 


I really love how this one turned out & promised to share my
 process.  I began by adhering some gauze to my watercolour 
paper, using gel medium.  I then painted over it with gesso, 
sprinkling some glass beads into the wet gesso & used a wad of 
gauze pressed into the thick layer of gesso to create the texture.

Without drying it off I sprayed on a few different colours of mist 
then dried everything off with my heat gun, close to the surface 
to create bubbles. I added some white acrylic paint to the sides
 of my page to create a vignette. To achieve this effect my paper 
became completely saturated which caused warping, so once it 
was dry I adhered it to another sheet of cardstock to flatten it.


I stamped randomly with my Prima brick stamp, using Ranger
 black archival ink & used Prima stickers for my title & sentiment.


For my layers I used some Prima papers that I distressed,
as well as some mesh tape, mesh fabric & pleated burlap.


I also tucked in some old film tape that I stapled on.  
Notice the tiny glass beads under the flourish above.


I also added some teeny bits of corrugated board for further
 texture, first colouring some with a Ranger Gold Paint Dabber.


Don't forget about the September Challenge at Flourish with a Bling 
HERE. There is always a lovely big prize-pack up for grabs!



30 comments:

Kerryn said...

The texture in this page is just divine! Love it Helen :).

Gary Rose said...

This layout is beautiful. It gets even better the closer you look at it. Thanks for sharing close ups :). Great job Helen!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

It's absolutely stunning, Helen! Love this so much!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous and loveeeeeeee that burlap!!!!!

Bellaidea said...

Love it!

Keren Tamir said...

Such a pretty layout Helen!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Helen! Love the beautifully textured background you created and all the gorgeous blossoms!

Rachael Funnell said...

So many FAB details.. That textured background is pretty AWESOME!!!

Shell said...

such a gorgeous page with such beautiful texture! LOve the colours too!

Helen Wallace said...

Beautiful page with lots of texture and interest. The photo is absolutely stunning...wow, what a lovely girl :)

Nicole McNamara said...

WOW! Seriously just WOW!! LOVE it!

sandi said...

This is just beautiful Helen! Love your gorgeous background!

Val Thorpe said...

Gorgeous texture Helen....love the vignette look too... that is way cool. Pretty photo and I really appreciate the step by step.

Ульяна и Полина said...

Великолепно!!!

Lynnda said...

as always ... I love your layouts!!! And this one is beautiful! hugs...x

Eila Sandberg said...

Beautiful textural work on this one Helen! seeing that I am not the only one to like the effect of gel beads, delish! Hope you're having a smashing weekend. xoxo

juscrap said...

Its layout was wonderful my friend!! Thanks for sharing your technique of painting. Your daughters are beautiful and the picture was perfect. xoxo

carlies said...

Wow!! Breathtakingly beautiful layout love my friend

Lynette said...

Awesome texture and techniques. I am in awe of your backgrounds. Been watching Limor Webber videos all day.

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Kelly Foster said...

What a beautiful mix of soft colors and fun textures!

yyam said...

Oh wow. I just love the fabulous background texture...like old plastered wall. What a gorgeous photo of Cami!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the subtle colors and the canvas/burlap details!

Margaret Mifsud said...

A really gorgeous page Helen. Beautiful photo and I love the textured background and all the elements used. Just stunning!! ox

Sandie Edwards said...

Such a sweet little face in the image .... and a really stunning layout Helen.

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen this is magnificent and dripping with wonderfful organic texture and inspiration .. total beauty xoxo

Leonie said...

She is very gorgeous Helen. I love your page, fabulous texture it looks super!

Tracey Sabella said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love the texture you achieved!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Denise van Deventer said...

So very gorgeous, with the beautiful colours, different textures and awesome background! Fabulous in every way!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning and I love the feminine feel to this one which complements your beautiful daughter.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}