"heart" Learning Curve with Mixed Media

My sweet heart.  Little is growing up fast.  I love this dress and when I saw her in it my heart went a-flutter.  When I saw the photo I remembered I had this fabulous paper by Bo Bunny called Juliet that would make a perfect layout for her.

I am always learning or trying to learn new techniques I see around the net.  The cloudy look around the flowers is one.  I really like layering but adding a little paint as one of the layers is pretty cool.
I had an interesting learning curve on my chipboard flowers from Blue Fern Studio.   This I don't blame on the net...it was all my boo-boo.

I painted gesso on the chipboard.
Painted with Tim Holtz's Worn Lipstick ink.  Tap the pad on the craft mat and spritz with water to make the paint.  NOPE the thin colors soaked into the chipboard.
I went back over it again.  NOPE it faded into the chipboard again.
Frustrated, I used Ken's Oliver's Color Burst  Alizarin Crimson.  Yes....then NOPE.  It soaked into the chipboard again.
SO I got it this time....shake out the Color Burst straight onto the chipboard, spritz away with water then immediately dry with a heating gun like crazy.  TA-DA.  Got it.
I added a little gesso which created the pink.  I sprinkled Tim Holtz's Distress Glitter, Spun Sugar.
Whew...sometimes I learn the hard way.
I know there is an easier way...I'll find it. 

Not enough?
I decided to bring the glitter out to the flowers.  I used my Glossy Accents and No Clog Writing Cap to try and make a small design.  I sprinkled it with the Spun Sugar Distress Glitter.  Let Dry.
Too bold, too clumpy.
Just let it dry.
I used an emery board to sand it down lightly.
It faded it back a bit and I can live with it.
I Knew This One
I ran the Webster's Storytellers letters "heart" title through my Xryon Sticker Maker.
Removed the plastic but left the letters on the white backing.
I lightly ran an emery board over the letters to "distress" them.
Afterwards rubbed the letters with Tim's Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
Wipe off all the letters.  The Spun Sugar color will remain on the areas you sanded. 

One adventure after another.  Scrapbook.com has some new YouTube videos and always have free video classes on their site.  

What is your favorite place on the internet to expand your knowledge of the paper art and scrapbooking world?

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  1. Such a pretty feminine page for a pretty little girl.

  2. Yes she sure is ~ beautiful page Debby. Love all the details.

  3. It's a beautiful page, Debby! Such a sweet photo! Thanks so much for sharing your lessons! :o)


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