Wednesday 14 October 2020

Summer Memories layout with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, 13 Arts friends and fans, 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my most recent project for 13 Arts featuring the new 13 Arts End of Summer collection. The end of Summer (with Fall on the horizon) is a favorite time of year for me. Those beautiful Indian Summer colors we have in the Northern Hemisphere are also my favorite to work with. And ha, ha, my personal clothes closet reflects that love as well. 

Let's look at today's project. 

This photo is from one of my horse-loving granddaughters. I thought it would looks great when paired with the End of Summer papers. 

As usual I prepared my paper On the Porch paper with 13 Arts Clear Gesso and then did some random stamping with the Stamp A7, End of Summer.  Next I stenciled a few areas with 13 Arts modeling paste which was pushed through the Vintage Letter Stencil. Before applying, I added both black and brown Rainbow Color to my paste for an interesting effect.

You can see a bit of that here. 

Then it was a matter of adding papers from the End of Summer A6 paper pad for my focal point and to serve as photo matting. I added lots of corrugated cardboard between my layers for dimensional and to enable me to tuck in my embellishments. 

I adore the gorgeous rust and cream sunflowers in this End of Summer Ephemera Pack. So, I added with abandon as I wanted a very full look. Also, we now have the wonderful Art Book, vol 1 for fussy cutting even more images. 

I also used some of the chipboard from the collection for further embellishing. 

When my composition was nearly finished, I added both Brown Water Ink as well as Yellow Amber Water Ink (links below) to make the focal area dominate. As an additional layer, you can see that I also used some cheesecloth from my stash. 

I finished the layout with some splatter of watered down 13 Arts White Gesso. 

While I was creating I thought it would be fun to toss in a few embellishments from the Travel the World Ephemera pack, the mushrooms and the hiking boots. My granddaughter usually wears cowboy boots when she works with her horses but it gave the illusion of walking around outside. 

The butterflies from the End of Summer Ephemera pack are bright and beautiful. I just had to use a few for whimsy and to brighten things up. 

My main layer was adhered to the Daydreaming paper, End of Summer for additional stability of the overall project and for interest. 

I hope that this will inspire you to create and make use of your 13 Arts products. 
Below is a list of products used in case you need to shop: 

13 Arts products used: 
Rainbow, Brown


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