Over the weekend I had this idea for a fun layout to make for Valentines Day and I've managed to complete it before today, yay! Happy to be sharing this with you, also this is my first layout ever as I don't usually do scrapbook type of layouts. But this is framed and on our wall now :) Let me share with you how I made it.
I started off by gelli printing a piece of 6x6 scrap book paper with a valentine theme. Took one without the modeling paste heart shapes because I was going to add some of that later. I transferred a photo of us using Amsterdam Photo Transfer gel, let that dry for about a day and rubbed off the paper with water and sealed with liquitex gloss varnish. Then comes the fun and rather messy part, stamping in modeling patse! I used the same techniques, like I did with this journal page. So I scraped some modeling paste around the photo, let it dry to the touch and stamped in Dina Wakely's Collage hearts into it and let it dry. It took me a couple of tries to get the texture the way I wanted to look, I sprayed some fuchsia Mixed media artist spray over it, used the same techniques for darker shading as I did with the poppies and rubbed metallic pearl rubs for the lighter tones. As you can see I also scraped a bit of modeling paste around the edges and when you rub pearl rubs over it it creates the loveliest subtle texture. Time to build up the sentiment layers!
The "together always" sentiment is cut out with my MM Slice and I used various scrapbook papers for it. Traced with Posca fine liners in black and white and added some sparkles to it with Zig wink of Stella's. Zig's two way glue is pretty great to adhere pieces onto worked on surfaces with.
I then used some paper heart embellishments which I had forever and the sentiment stamp "love rocks" from the Dina Wakely stamp set on top right of the picture. It is stamped on a piece of craft paper. Spattering is done with Liquitex paints in white, muted violet, gold and hot pink.
I doodled with white uni posca fineliner around it and matted it onto a bigger piece of scrapbook paper which had colors of the lettering I used.
Definitely happy how this Valentines Lay-Out turned out and so did my sweet husband. By the way this is one of my fave pictures of us together while we were on holiday in Barcelona in 2005. We celebrated out 13 years together last november in Seville and I can't wait for our next trip together in March to Valencia :)
Entering this to the Mixed Media Monthly #33 challenge Sweet Inspirations.
And entering this in the Art Journal Journey 50 shades of RED.
Feel free to use the graphic below to send as Valentines greeting to people you love :)
Thank you for stopping by and wishing you all a wonderful Valentines day!