Monday, 3 November 2014

The Memory Nest Make it Monday 28

Hi today i have a new sketch for you and i am also introducing an exciting new rang from Trimcraft. This is the Sail Away paper pad from our First Edition Range. I just love all the seaside images and nautical patterns which are perfect for all of those holiday photos. These pads come with different textured papers. My layout below  was created using one of the canvas style textures. These are brilliant at holding inks and paints. if you would like to play along with the sketch challenge then please link up your projects at

There are no rules with mixed media, its up to you what textures and colors you want to add to your layouts. i stuck with blue tones with the odd contrasting color in order to blend in with the overall color theme of the papers.

I started this project off by painting a large area of the page in gesso and leaving it to dry. I then  used a boarder stencil across the page and rubbed over it with ink using a make up sponge. I mixed a bit of turquoise powdered Blusido ink into modeling paste and smothered it over a stencil mask using an old plastic card. Be careful when using this kind of medium as it stains where it touches like my hands it took two days for it to wash off.

 i have used an assortment of embelisments from the Fun Fair and Forget me not ranges by Dovecraft. you can find out about these products here I
 painted over them with white acrylic paint and let it dry before flicking some Ocean Blue Spritzing ink over it.

The shell and Starfish stamps are from Oak House Studios and i just stamped them on to plain card and cut them out. You can view their range of products on their site its free shipping if you spend £25 or more.

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