I got a fantastic box of goodies yesterday through the Two Peas in a Bucket “Wish List” forum. The box included a couple of acrylic paints. These are the first acrylics in my stash. Yay! The colors are “Petal Pink” and “Indian Turquoise” both of which I love. I used a small dash of each of these paints on this layout. I found out a little goes a very long way with acrylic paints, so I know these bottles will last me a while 🙂
I got inspiration from a layout by Ashli Oliver where she used washi tape in a grid pattern. You can find her layout here. Instead of washi tape, I used scraps of paper I had leftover from other projects. I cut the scraps into strips and then applied them to the background paper using matte Mod Podge.
I wanted to tone down the colors of the paper strips a bit, so I added a layer of gesso wash (2 parts gesso to 1 part water) over the paper. I then added the acrylic paints for some fun.
To finish the layout, I added ink splatters in Warm Calico and Opaque White (Mister Huey’s), the title, journaling, and a little bit of doodling. The final step was matting the entire page on another patterned paper to add stability and minimize warping of the paper from all the wet media I used. Here’s the final result:
Background paper: Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste “Taylor’s Favorite” matted on We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard “Collage”