The Perfect Storm with Bo Bunny's Juliet

My layout did not start this way, but my granddaughter's face inspired me and I had a lot of fun.  Ali's hair, Juliet's paper for a background and a lot of fun playing with inks and paints...I call this the perfect storm.


Break-It-Down
I'm going to try to hit the highlights.  It you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or email me at dspaperstudio@aol.com.

The photo was taken by her mother on a smart phone.  What a perfect moment to capture!

Juliet
While I was working on another layout idea I had accidentally adhered something to the background paper.  I panicked and reached for the cleaner.  I spritzed before I realized I had picked up was the wrong cleaner.  That is where the orange-ish color on the left side came from.  Cool effect.

Frame
...is from Technique Tuesday.  Covered in gesso and painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paint, tarnished brass.  I used my Glossy Accents with ScraPerfects No Clog Writing Cap to get the tiny lines I needed to add Martha Stewart's Mico-Beads.


forever mine heart
The chipboard is from Maya Road painted with gesso.  Ken Oliver's Color Burst created the colors.  Dried with a heat gun.

Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies
I have the original set of dies but haven't used them.  I could not figure out how to use it on a layout.   I saw a layout by Aida Haron from CHA 2015 using the die.  I lifted and used a different die.  Everything else is original, but this was such a great idea I'm going to work to expand the possibilities.  Thanks Aida.

I used the trial piece I cut to create a stencil for the white "dots" then added Glitz rub-ons for the gold "dots."

Butterfly
...is from Blue Fern Studio.  Gessoed.  I applied multiple colors of Ken Oliver's Color Burst. Heat dried. 

Here is the TRICKY part.  I added Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle.  When you wet watercolor then it continues to react like watercolor.  In order to get my crackle applied I dabbed it in large amounts.  I let it set for a few minutes and then moved it to a different position on my mat.  I did this several times.  The crackled will flow off the chipboard when there is too much.  This keeps you from moving the watercolor around with a brush lessening the color effect you created.  Let dry.


Leftovers
The pattered piece to the left was left over from cutting out flowers.  It was a whim, but I like it.  Left over mulberry paper, left over strips of paper, leftover  rubons, left over mask from Technique Tuesday.

Can you tell I had fun?

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Comments

  1. I certainly can, don't you love it when it all comes together and you love it!!! Beautiful, so you.

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  2. This is absolutely stunning, Debby! That photo! The details! Love it all! :)

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  3. Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous. Love it all!

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  4. Wow - so pretty! Thanks for reaching out to me. I have been a subscriber for quite a few years ( I won a large box of goodies years ago). For some reason, I cannot get the emails. I try subscribing again and it says I am on the list. I check my spam every day. Is there any way you can delete my email from your list of subscribers and then I can try again? Thanks. My email is mjmarmo@comcast.net.

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