Documented – Rosalie Duke-Stanley

A beautiful rich mood board with gorgeous greys, silvers and elegance. I thought that I would do something different and turn the colours into a travel page that suited the colour of the scenery. These are pictures of Port Issac’s in Cornwall that my husband and I visited early this year when we were in England to visit family. I have put in some instructions throughout the close ups. 

 I started by clear gessoing the pattern paper and adding a little bit of white gesso to off set the brightness of the pattern. Once dry I used a molding paste to add a stencilled texture. To start adding colour, I used Lindy Stamp Gang sprays in a variety of greys and silvers and allowed the colour to run making a pattern around the texture. 

I painted the lace border  with Dusty Attic Storm and used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Hickory Smoke to add a distressed look. Once dry I adhered to the back ground under the photo maps. I used smaller photos as I wanted a page that had a lot of negative space. Tip: when adding your photo mats, glue 3 pieces of discarded small chipboard underneath and adhere to the centre of the photo mat. This will allow you to slip the chipboard etc. underneath the photo mats as you add the pieces. 

I cut a strip of cotton lace and using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide (same colour as before) coloured the lace, spraying with water to blend. Dry and adhere along the top of the lace chipboard. Once dry, glue a variety of art stones to create a pebbled look and allow glue to dry. Sprinkle with Lindy Stamp Gang Magical – Sandra Dee Sepia and spray lightly with water. Hold page to to allow for it to run. 

Paint the filmstrip with Colour Blast Shimmer Pot – Leather and cut up so that the pieces fit under the photo mats and lace and art stones. Tip: add some more art stones where the filmstrip pieces need to be blended in to the embellishments.

Paint the words in Dusty Attic Storm Cloud and Soot, adding some Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals watered down and using a paint brush, dad onto the words to add a distressed look. I have used Gag me a Spoon Gray powdered magical and spray. To finish off, I added a bit more colour under and around the stencilled texture. Using the Lindy stamp Gang Magical powder Gag me a sppon Gray, added a slight salmon pink colour that added a bit of colour to offset the grays and browns of the page. I have flicked watered down Prima – Finnabair Metaliique paints – Silver spoon to add a final textured look. Tip: remember to cover your photos if you have them already on the page with a spare piece of paper.