Tuesday 19 March 2019

Live Life Fully ~ a layout with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, 13 Arts fans!

Sandi here with you today sharing my most recent layout using the gorgeous Blue Magnolia paper collection. This is my first "solo" project since joining the Design Team and I am beyond thrilled to be here.

I adore scrapping photos of the outdoors and this photo of a granddaughter with her pony was just too precious. I'm drawn to earth colors, so chose some papers from 13 Arts Blue Magnolia to co-ordinate with my photo, Blue Magnolia at Dusk and Blue Magnolia Flowery Day.

My first step after getting a feel for my basic design was to coat my papers with 13 Arts Clear Gesso so that any added color would not soak through the papers. The gesso also helps any water-based color move across the paper. Next I adhered a few scraps of the Flowery Day to At Dusk.

Step two was to create some texture by pushing 13 Arts Modeling Paste through the Wallpaper Stencil ... which is definitely a fave of mine! While that was drying, I did a little fussy cutting of flowers and cotton stems from the Blue Magnolia A4 Elements and the Blue Magnolia Flowery Day paper. They make for great matching embellishments.

Before moving on to my color, I did some random stamping with the Rose for You Stamp as well as created some distressed photo layers with papers from the Blue Magnolia 6x6 paper pad.

The 13 Arts Navy Blue Water Ink was a perfect choice to use with the Blue Magnolia papers. I put some in a disposable palette and transferred color from there to the paper with a small brush. Then I used my water mister to move the color around until it looked pleasing. I definitely wanted some areas of darker color to really enhance the texture created by the modeling paste and stencil.

Next I began assembling my layers and added some Sisal ecru on top of the fussy cut elements. I also built up my photos with corrugated cardboard beneath them. I tucked in a few flowers from my stash and adhered them with Gel Medium.

Almost as an afterthought, I decided to add some Brown Water Ink around my photos to help them pop out a bit and really have that rough, outdoor look.

Here I adhered my fussy cut butterflies and then finished with some 3D balls. To complete the project, I splattered with some watered down 13 Arts White Gesso to help blend all the elements.

In lieu of a title, I lastly added some word phrases from the Vintage Moments Word Stickers sheet.

That's it from me today.
Below is a list of the 13 Arts products used along with links to the online store.

See you next time!

Blue Magnolia at Dusk

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