Apr 27, 2018

Hello Love

Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT  - HELLO LOVE -

Hi there!  Nathalie with you today to bring you a bit of inspiration using the colors in Vicki’s monthly challenge (you can find all the details in the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media community, come join us!!!) with a fun Just Nick Studio cut file.

For this page, I started with the cut file as inspiration (I saw this file in one of Vicki’s Facebook Live episodes, and quickly downloaded it to my library!); so I played with the brushstrokes until they aligned like in the layout, and sent it to cut in the Silhouette Cameo from one of the foundation papers.

While the design was being cut, I mixed Acrylic Matter Gel with a bit of white Art Crayon.  I wanted the sheen of the gel to show on the background, that is why I mixed some crayon in it.  Then proceeded to pass the gel through the script stencil onto a gessoed foundation paper.

Since gel medium takes a bit of time to dry, I started to add color to the cut outs.  For this, I thinned out the four colors - Juicy Pear, Sugared Strawberry, Blue Hawaiian, and Coral Macaroon- of acrylic paint with some water, and used a brayer to color the cut outs as if they were made with a brush.

These dried pretty quickly, so a little after; I decided to pull some art crayons and the stencil brush to add a bit of interest to the paint strokes.  Many of Vicki’s stencils were used, and a few of the crayons were mixed to create the colors of the paint.

 Also the stencil brush was used to add more definition to the edges of the cut outs.  Think of it as using the ink blender on the edge of the papers. 

Now that the gel medium had dried, it was time to complete the background.  For this I simply used the black color from the watercolor set with lots of water.  Then used the widest paint brush to create watercolor paint strokes on top of the dried gel medium. 

 To finish the background, I buffed the script impression with a baby wipe, and left it aside to dry for a bit.

Setting up this page took no time, since I knew that the paint strokes with words were forming the title, and then they will be stacked on the page.

The cut outs were then glued to the page using some foam adhesive to add lift to some of the strokes, and create dimension along the page.  A few pieces of ephemera were added in between some of the strokes to add sentiment to the page.

The picture was then glued to the page using foam squares.  Clusters were then created at the corners of the page, and then a bit of rose gold glaze was diluted so that it can be added as droplets around the page.

To finish the page, I pulled the Finishing embellishments and add them to the page, just to bring more of the colors of the page together. 

Love how this page turned out!  The colors just pop with the dark watercolor background and the small script that shows brings more interest to the page.  The following video will show you how this page came together:

I hope this inspires you to take some time to be creative.  If you are not a member of the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media community on Facebook , then come join us!  We are always around, and you can find me there if you have questions on how this came together!
Til next time!

Materials Used:
All The Good Things Collection:
12x12 Happy Thoughts paper
Ephemera:  icons and frames
Finishing Embellishments
Watercolor stickers
Glitter Foam Thickers
Rotary Stamp
Stencils: butterflies, circles, flowers, dangle

Mixed Media collection:
Foundation Paper
Matte Acrylic Gel
Art Crayons: warm, cold, neutral set
Watercolor set
Watercolor brushes
Rose gold glaze
Stencil Brushes
Color Wheel –cool set -

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