Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Birthday Bash Challenge

Welcome back to another challenge celebrating Sketch-N-Scraps Birthday Bash!
For today's challenge you are to use paint, ink, or other mixed media products on a layout.
I went a little mixed media crazy in my layout using 5 different products to make it truly unique.
I've had my jar of Golden Soft Gel for some time but haven't played with it until now. I love how it dried clear, only enhancing what it was placed over. It was extremely easy to apply on my paper using a stencil and pallet knife. The medium held it's shape wonderfully.
For my title, I took chipboard letters and painted them my accent color, purple, then covered them in Ranger's Distress Crackle Paint. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but there is a nice crackle appearance on the letters.
I started by brushing gesso in the center of the paper where my other papers and photo was going to go. Then I moved on to the soft gel. I did use a heat gun to speed the process but the stuff does dry pretty quick. Next, I used an old tooth brush to splatter paint over the entire layout. The trick to a good splatter is to have a slightly damp brush. If the paint is too thick it will glob on, to wet and it's hard to control and you get a water downed look. Practice on a separate sheet before splattering on your layout.
Here is a shot of all of the mediums I used in this layout. It's fun to experiment with different items and techniques. You're not limited to the paper the way it comes, change it up!
Items I used in this layout:
Ranger • Glossy Accents
Ranger • Distress Crackle Paint • Clear Rock Candy
Folk Art • Acrylic Paint • Black
Folk Art • Acrylic Paint • Sunflower
Folk Art • Acrylic Paint • Turners Yellow
Folk Art • Acrylic Paint • Violet Pansy
Daler Rowney • Simply • Acrylic Gesso
Golden • Gel Mediums • Soft Gel Gloss
Jillibean Soup • Homemade 6 Bean Soup • Red Beans
Echo Park • Truly Yours • Cherished
Echo Park • Truly Yours • Love Notes
Prima • Stencil Mask Set • Sublime Screens
My Stash • Chipboard Layers
My Stash • Doily
Pallet Knife
Tooth Brush

Upload your layout here by the 10th of June for a chance to win!

One lucky entry will win a $25 Gift Certificate! If you participate in this challenge and the one I had on May 12th, you'll get two entries!


Lisa in Texas said...

OMG, what a fun layout! I love all the texture and this is FOR SURE a funny moment to look back on years later! I hope that was washable marker otherwise someone had purple lips for a few days! lol!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What an adorable and cute LO Heather. Love the techniques used and that cute pic. Awesome!!!!!!

Sura said...

Beautiful layout!! Great challenge.

Lissa said...

Love love love all the mixed media -- beautiful! What a great challenge.

Kelly said...

Wow! Absolutely fantastic background paper using the all the mixed media! Such a funny moment to scrap too.

Solange J. said...

Wonderful background, love the texture!

Jane said...

Cute page (and photo!!) - thanks for this challenge Heather.