sunnuntai 25. toukokuuta 2014
Scrap Around the World: Colors Galore
[switching to English for this post]
Scrap Around the World is celebrating its anniversary this month, and I was thinking about the mood board for this month, when I had the opportunity to play with Emmo's (a fellow scrapper) Gelli plate, acrylic paints, stencils, bubble wrap, modeling paste and Pan pastels! Oh the joy of not having a plan and just trying things out...
I primed a 12*12 paper with gesso, and started playing with lots of red and yellow acrylic paint (from the moodboard) using the Gelli plate, with and without stencils. When the paint was dry, I started stamping with bubble wrap (round shapes from the moodboard), and filled in gaps with Pan pastels - painting the bird and creating the stencil image on the upright corner. The white branch effect on the bird's wings was created using a stencil with modeling paste, and the bird was later covered with glossy gel medium.
The title of the page, in Finnish, reads "Sweet life" and refers to the macarons, a few of them heat embossed, the rest painted with Gelatos, falling down from the sky to the hands of the dreamer, who in real life is into anything and everything sweet (very much in the spririt of the mood board).
I added a few details with gold paint (from the mood board).This was my first try for both the Gelli plate and the Pan pastels, and definately lots of fun. Instead of adding a lot of layers and using a lot of patterned paper, I was just playing with different types of color. I'm also new" to Scrap Around the World in the sense that I haven't been featured before, but "old" in the sense of having participated before, too. :) Wish them many years to come!