Some inspiration using the beautiful February moodboard.
I was totally inspired by the colour palette of the moodboard – but I did add some gold in which I felt worked well with the sunrise image. I pulled a heap of papers and embellishments in the colours and then selected my Dusty Attic chipboard and coloured it to match. I will take you through what chipboard I used and what techniques I applied.
I started with the background so that it could dry. I used a heavy weight mixed media cardstock and painted it with blue watercolour. Once that was dry, I used the Rainbow stencil and inked with oxide inks and a sponge over the watercolour.
With the title, I coloured the cursive part of the title in matt blue wax and then added an opal wax over it to give it some shine.
For the word “EVERYDAY” I used a plum wax, and once that was dry, I dabbed gold wax on the bottom half of the letters to give an ombre effect.
I then painted the dandelions with gold ink. I use Kuretake Brilliant Gold Mica Ink which works so well on raw chipboard to give an incredible gold finish in one coat. I used one large and two small dandelions.
For the Scrolls, I wanted to do another ombre effect, but in purple, so I used three different purple waxes to go from a light to dark purple.
I then layered the chipboard under and on top of the various elements that I used on the layout.
There is a process video if you would like to see exactly how I made this layout:
I hope you have a chance to get some creative time in soon.
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