Selfie – Gabrielle Pollacco (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

Hello friends!  Gabrielle here with you today! As I’ve mentioned before, lately I’ve become totally obsessed with watercolor painting. So today I thought I would create my own watercolor background design using Shimmerz Paints and some NEW and exciting Dusty Attic Chipboard!
I drew inspiration for my page from this months Dusty Attic Inspiration Board.  Have you had a chance to enter in this monthly challenge?  It’s so much fun to use the beautiful colors, images and inspiring words offered in each months challenges…..and the best part?  You can win an AWESOME Dusty Attic prize each month (a $100.00 Gift Certificate to use in the Dusty Attic online store!!).  
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Here are the Dusty Attic products I used on this project….Foliage #5, Spring Blooms #2, Word Pac #18.
  I thought it would be fun to share a video tutorial I created showing step by step how I created this page…..Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial and hope you will give some of the techniques I employed a try!  Here are a few of the close-ups of the page for you to checkout at your leisure….
I so much love all the new Blossom chippies from Dusty Attic, today I used Spring Blossoms #2.  I just gave it a good coat of white Gesso for my base and then added some translucent paint colors (Shimmerz Heidi Ho Blue, Power to The Purple and Don’t Citron Me).  I applied them randomly so that they just ran into each other as waterpaints are prone to do.

For the butterflies I used a fun little technique that Dawn from Wplus9 Design shared on youtube.  It’s such a helpful little trick.  I used a very pale color ink to stamp my butterfly (Tim Holtz ‘Scattered Straw’ and Bo Bunny Butterflies stamp)….then applied clear water to the wings, then just lightly dabbed on some color to bleed into the wings.

For my title I used one of the new DA titles…..just loving all the new title options!  Here I used a piece from the Word Pack #18.  I gave it a coat of metalic and textured Shimmerz Texturez ‘Teal Me No Lies’.

I also created a background color block behind my photo area using Shimmerz ‘Glorious Day’ and ‘Chocolate Brownie’ paints….and added a little Heidi Ho Blue into the design so that it looks like some ofthe color bled off the chipboard blooms onto the background design.

I used a bit of the DA foliage with some of the scatter blossoms from the Spring Blossoms #2 pack to  create my own little 3rd floral cluster.  I love that these floral chippies come with the extra tiny blooms, allowing you to get creative with your design!

I also did a little bit of stamping on my background design using a few of my own stamp designs (script stamp and chicken wire stamp….available at The Scrapbook Diaries).
I hope you enjoyed my project and video and hope you will get a little scrap time in this week….we all need a little creative therapy sometimes don’t we!  Don’t forget to play in this months Inspiration Board Challenge….be sure to use Dusty Attic chipboard in your design and to post a link to your project in the right side column of this blog!  Happy Scrapping! xo