Nov 5, 2018
The Big Pumpkin Adventure
Nathalie with you today to close Halloween week here in the blog. By now you all have eaten some candy, and capture lots of memories of the recent or past Halloween; so, let me show you just one more idea on how to document those pictures using Vicki's Mixed Media and her paper collections.
I wanted a page that would make the picture of my daughter's first Jack-o-Lantern pop, so i knew that adding black to the background will accent all the colors added. I used a gesso foundation paper, and watercolors to create the background of this page. Since i had the cut file ready (cut from a foundation paper), i marked the limits of the cut out, and then added black watercolor with a brayer within those limits. Next I added a few accents of purple and orange watercolor, gold splatters and then some black stamping images using the Escape the Ordinary stamp to the background.
At first i thought about coloring the cut out, but the contrast with the background brought all the details in the cut forward. So, instead i used a bit of warm art crayons and gold glaze to color some vellum which was then used to back the pumpkins of the cut out. The details of the pumpkins' faces were then added using Vicki's markers. I used a bit of foam adhesive to prop the cut out on the page.
The picture was backed with papers from the Field notes collection, and then glued to the background with foam adhesive. I added a bit of black washi tape around the frame (this helps to pop the picture), and then used embellishments from the Field Notes collection to complete the clusters around the picture.
To create the title, i used a combination of the Field Notes collection black thickers and watercolor stickers with the All The Good Things Collection alphas. When i cut the border cut out, also a few bats were cut, and then colored with black watercolor. These were then scattered around the page. Just love how this all turned out!
I love the end results, the black background with the small color spots bring out the detail in the border cut out, and those little Jack-o-lanterns help tell the story of the 5in pumpkin statue. Here is a video that shows you how this came together:
Well, that is it for me today! I hope this week has provided plenty of inspiration on how to document those beautiful and scary Halloween memories using VIcki's products. Remember you can always contact the DT if you have questions on how all these projects came together, and we would love to have you join (if you haven't yet) the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media community page on Facebook. Lots of inspiration shared daily in the community!
All The Good Things collection:
12x12 Paper pad, chipboard alphas and enamel dots