Friday, July 24, 2015

Cherish, Mixed Media Layout

Hey ladies and gents, Sherry here bringing you a bit of inspiration to start your day! As per normal I am going to give you a tiny bit of background into what inspired me for this layout! Inspiration can fuel any creative fire, what inspires you?

Ever since I was a kid, I have looked up to my big brother. He has been a solid male figure in my life and is extremely important to me. But, it wasn't till we were both adults that I really cherished this relationship! So this ones for him!

I am bringing you a layered, textured and stenciled layout featuring the beautiful Limor Webber Designs stamps and sprays! I love here signature sprays with Lindy's Stamp Gang because a) Limor has designed color palettes that span many different effects and looks from grungy to soft and pretty b) has both flat and shiny finishes and c)THEY'RE sprays, who doesn't love sprays!

And the stamps, I could talk to you all day about the amazingness of these stamps sets! She partnered with IndigoBlu to bring you a set of Limor Webber Designs Signature stamps that are  high quality deep ridged red rubber with loads of tiny details.  These stamp sets are amazing for laying and texture or as focal point for your designs! Today I will be utilizing the 'rugged edge' stamp set to create visual texture and interest in my background!

Well enough chit chat, lets get creating! Pull out your fav sprays, background stamps and play along! Also feel free to pop into the Limor Webber Designs' store to get any goodies you may have on your wish list :).   Full supply list and links can be found at the end of this post.

Step ONE

I started with a 7DotsStudio patter paper. I LOVE this paper because its a little bit of a heavier weight, and that's perfect for adding wet mediums with lots of layers!  Using a stabilo pencil, I marked where my photo would be placed at the end of the process! If you dont have a stabilo pencil you NEED one! It can write on anything and everything! it also makes a beautiful effect when you write or scribble with it and sprintz it with water! Try it!

I applied Prima resist chalk ink in 'teal demask' through the Prima 'grungy grid' stencil so it would peek out all along where the photo will be! The reason I chose the resist chalk, was because I knew I could layer sprays and other wet mediums overtop without re-activating the ink.

Step TWO
WOOHOO stamp time! Over the area where the chalk ink is, I made impressions of the 'rugged edge' stamps with black permanent ink. Then I took the splattered edge stamp and made impressions along the edges of the stabilo outlined area.

Next I took the 'ink splats' set and made embossed impressions along the edges of the stabilo out line as well, making sure these impressions would peek out from behind the photo when it goes on.


Using my fav fluffy paste,  whipped spackle by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, I applied it through the EXTREMELY versatile heart texture stencil off the  left side of center. Keeping in mind where the photo would cover, you want to make sure you see the majority of the heart stencil.   Allow to dry.  Don't heat with a heat gun, as it will cause the spackle to blister and bubble.


I found that once the stenciled heart was down that it was a bit to stark white on the page, so I went in with my sprays and made little puddles along the edge of where the photo would be. (This moisture also activated the stabilo pencil line, and caused it to run. Before the puddles dry I tilted my page to make drips that dripped up toward the top of the layout and allowed to dry naturally! Sometimes I find the heat gun causes the inks to spread more and flow in the wrong direction!


For added texture and layers I then added a THIN layer of  whipped spackle through the 'weaving' stencil (my absolute FAVORITE stencil for layering and backgrounds).  I found that this layer picked up a little bit of the colors from the sprays from the last step because it was a thin layer.

Step SIX

Now for the final steps to finish it all off! Adhere photo into the area that was sketched out at the beginning of the process. To anchor the photo to the background, I applied one more layer of whipped spackle through a 'triangle pattern' stencil overlapping the photo a bit as well as some of the background.

Once my sentiment is adhered to the page, I dry brushed it with white gesso and allowed to dry. Using a piece of scrap paper, I covered most of the photo. I unscrewed the top and using the 'straw' from in the spray bottle I splattered the focal point area of the layout and the sentiment. Then repeated this with a variety of colors, allowing each to dry between layers to avoid mixing.

And now the big reveal! ;) lol


Thank you so much for popping in and checking out this layout. Feel free to check out my Facebook, blog and Instagram for more sneak peeks, tutorials and product tips and tricks! But, before you go be sure to peruse around and become inspired by all the other AMAZING projects and tutorials by the rest of the fab DT and the talented Limor Webber herself!

Oh ya, before I forget, your husband called... you got it, he said you can shop!



1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Layout - I love how you brought attention to the photo despite the busy background. Great tutorial as usual my friend!