Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Prima Guest Designer for November!
''Our Golden Girl" Layout & Tutorial - Prima Product Pick








Back again today with my GDT take on the Prima Product Pick today!
You can see the post up on Prima HERE - woooooo!!


Supplies List

 Patterned Papers – Coffee Break Collection  
{Fill it to the Brim & Sugar ‘n Cream}
Color Bloom Sprays – Precious Stone
Stencil – Lace {Finnabair}, 
Heavy Gesso – White {Finnabair}, 
Modeling Paste – Maries 
Texture Paste – Copper Crackle {Finnabair}
Wire Thread {Brown} – Item #572020
Various Prima Packaging
Jute Ribbon Trim - Item #PJ – 17
Lace Trim -  Item #564186
White Medallion Lace Trim
Flowers - Capistrano Flowers Cola, Romantique Mini Roses
Alpha Stickers – Canvas - Black, Canvas Mini-alpha stickers – Brown

I took a few photos along the way so I could share a photo tutorial with you too. 


1)  Select your papers.  I used Papers from the Coffee Break Collection
 as ""Sugar & Cream" matched the Product Pick image perfectly.  

To achieve this vertical composition select another patterned paper 
& cut a strip to go down the side.  {This also eliminated the
 distracting colourful books that were messing with the Colour Scheme}.


2.  Trim off a piece of patterned paper about 2.5 inches & adhere it down the side
 of your layout, leaving at least one inch between the side of it & the edge of your page.  


3.  Choose a stencil & use it together with modeling paste & a palette knife to create an 
abstract pattern, partially obscuring the strip of paper to help blend the 2 patterns together. 




4.  Alternate between thick modeling paste & Coloured Texture Crackle Paste
 to create some cool mixed media interest.  Dry off your paste well with your heat gun. 


5)  Add some black ink in splats, being careful to restrict
 them to the side of the layout on which you are working.  




6.  Create a fun & eclectic photo stack using only Prima packaging along 
with some corrugated box board, grunging up the edges using inks.  


7.  Remember to tear some of your edges, tuck in some fibres/ribbons & angle some
 of your pieces for a haphazard look.  Staple your pieces in the middle to make sure
 they are really secure.  Ensure at this point that you do not make your stack too big.
  Keep checking it against your photograph to keep the proportions tight & each layer
  stacked closely to the next one for the best effect.  


8.  Now take some wire thread/thread/twine/string & loop it around into 3 circles
 that end up big enough to show underneath your photo stack once it is in place.  


9.  Secure your thread using precision tipped glue then adhere your photo stack over
 the top of it, using your awl to tuck in a few more textures & layers for further interest.  


10.  Time to get out your glue gun & position your flowers!!
Add your title work & journaling & you're done!!!


Time for some close-ups!


I sponged over my flowers with gesso as a finishing
 touch, to mellow everything down a notch. 


I loved creating this page & loved the way it turned out too!


I put my title & journaling right over on the opposite side of the page & tied it in by
 repeating the stencil design over the edge of the page, along with a few elements 
that tie in with my main stack.  Thanks for sharing in my Prima excitement today!!




13 comments:

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow, another stunner! Love, how it turned out! Great layering!

Sandi Clarkson said...

I'm a huge fan of neutrals, so you had me at hello! =). Great photo stack and interesting stenciling effect. Thanks for coming by my blog today. Wahoo on your Prima GDT!!! So happy for you!

MARILYN said...

It looks sooo beautiful and your daughter, too!! looove the colors....my home decor interior colors. Huge Congrats!!! ;) xx

dstandard said...

Totally gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial! Love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love love that background you created! So amazing!!!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

How gorgeous Helen. Your pride in your DD shines from this page and I love your choice of Prima products. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Violette said...

Fabulous page! And thanks for the photo tutorial. I love to see how you put your page together! Very intersting.

Val Thorpe said...

Such a pretty layout and a very cool tutorial... LOve it. Those papers are so cool and I love how you did your cluster... completely separate then stuck at the end. <3

Mitra Pratt said...

I spotted this on facebook and KNEW it would show up in my inbox for a better look! LOVE this page and your tutorial! Super cool with the circle of thread, that made me really happy! Hugs!

Kris Berc said...

Wonderful tutorial!! Congrats on your guest spot at Prima :)

Denise Price said...

Congratulations on guest designing! I know Prima is one of your favorites.

yyam said...

Really love the layers behind the photo...they really add interest to your piece! Congrats on the guest designer gig...usually a GDT gig is a prelude to being on the actual design team...almost there my friend...I know it's your dream team!

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful page and love the design! So stunning! I hope things are going better for her now and that her exams are finished! Life is sometimes so very tough...but it does give one new perspective and with the help and love of a supportive family...she will surely grow and flourish again! xx