Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT - ENOY TODAY! -
Nathalie with you today. This week Jana has challenged all of us to create embellishments for our projects. Since Vicki just released her first free cut file, what better way than to combine both to create this week's project!...
The leaves were the starting point of this layout; since i had cut them from white textured cardstock, i used the VIcki Boutin art crayons in a fall palette to create the watercolor look on them in two ways.
All the full leaf cut outs were smooshed on art crayon pigment, and then a few drops of watercolor were added (a great way to cheat watercolor). Also using the same art crayon colors and one of the Junque Journal watercolor papers an entire sheet of watercolor paper was created to back the outline paper leaves. A few gold and copper leaves were glued to the leaves using matte acrylic gel.
The cut file was also used to cut some leaves from the watercolor paper. All the leaves were stitched to the center line as to add texture. To create the background, I mixed a bit of green art crayon with a bit of gray art crayon, from the neutral set, the new tone was added in an inverted "v" shape to a gessoed foundation paper using a brayer. Once it dried, the same color of art crayons was used to stamp some of the images from the Escape stamp and die set along the background.
Since we are all about DIYing our embellishments, I decided to cut some of the journaling spots from the 12x12 paper pad, as well as a few butterflies from one of the collection papers. The journaling spots work perfect as layers behind the picture, while the butterflies help bring interest to the page. Just a few extra embellishments from the Field notes were added to create small clusters around the picture. The title was created using one of the ephemera pieces, a little bit of gold splatters and the project is done!
The colors and shine in the page are perfect to document a picture of one of our walking advventures around our neighborhood. You can see more details on how this came together in the following video.
Remember to stop by Vicki Boutin's Mixed Media community on Facebook to get a copy of the free cut file used in this page, and also to join this week challenge. AS always please let me know if you have questions on how this came together.
Warm, cool and neutral art crayon
Matte Acrylic Gel
Escape stamp and die set
12x12 Paper pad - Field Notes
Ephemera, journaling spots, watercolor stickers, Chipboard stickers, puffy Stickers - Field Notes collection