"Those Were the Days"
This time I decided to experiment using techniques that I rarely
do on chipboard, but they are worth a try.
So the first LO is called Those Were The Days.
Spring is coming in Australia, but in Europe it is Fall.
That is why I look at these pictures that were taken this spring &summer
and miss those sunny warm days so much. I have to confess
that I hate winter, and this is why I decided to extend
summer in my projects.
So I took many paints and mediums and
while I was playing with 2Crafty chipboard pieces and realized that the Outdoor Range from Flourish With A Bling is the best match for this LO. So I took the FWAB Nicky’s Beach Huts and FWAB Up In the Sky
Then I covered all the chipboard pieces with Gesso.
Then I began to add some variations.
So I took the Frame Scallop Circle Borders
The pink one I just covered with Glaze paint, and the blue one,
I covered with blue acrylic paint, then drew some doodles with a Pearl Pen.
After it was dried I added twine over it and drew the dots with
Pearl Pen Teal. I love this puffy effect.
I decided to pop up the Title too and tried this Pearl Pen
on Those Were The Days Title.
Before the final pearl Pen step, I added several layers of Glaze paint.
and then I realized that I want just wanted to draw.
So Ana's Vine is the best way to experiment
I covered it with Gesso, then added 2 green colors of
Metallic Lumiere paint. After that I covered the leaves and the flowers
with some acrylic paint and glaze paint.
Finally I took my black marker and drew. I even managed to draw a tulip.
Finally I decided to add Pearl Pen and liquid Pearls too.
You can see the dimension there:
This summer my daughter received a mountain bicycle on her Birthday
( by the way, there are no mountains in Belarus, lol),
but she was very happy to have such a cool bike
Before that she had been very happy with her scooter ( in this photo).
I decided to add Mini bicycle as the reminder. and you know,
I'm still singing the song by Queen * I want to ride my bicycle*.
On my second Layout I tried out some decoupage techniques.
I took a tissue with floral print and covered the Chinese Lanterns with it.
I used to do some decoupage projects in the past
so I have tons of different tissues, so I tried them out on chipboard.
I suppose they refresh the LO. what do you think?
Also I decided to add something from the FWAB New Release and
Surely I am talking about FWAB Elise Flourish Antique Brown , and I use Antique Brown Mustard and Brown flowers. They add some vintage look to the LO and I love this effect
and this Chinese theme followed me while I was using
I covered them with Gesso, then misted with blue Starburst mist
and embossed with a stamp using Antiquites embossing powder
for a shabby effect.
and I love how the rhinestones change their color depending on the light
I then added my favourite 2 Crafty Skeleton Leaves,
just slightly misted.and gorgeous flowers from Manor House Creations
By the way,