Woman, Birds, and Nest

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a page using the stunning papers from Atlantis Colorways.2016-03-23 12.51.45 woman, pic one

Supply List:

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To make this page, I cut up the paper, arranged the pieces, and put the photo on top. I used a pencil to mark where my design would be, and took the arrangement off so I could add some mixed media.

I stenciled some texture paste on at the upper left, and sponged gesso around the marked areas with a cosmetic sponge. Gesso gives the paint and other materials a “grip”, and protects the paper.

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 To  give the project some dimension, I glued the paper on with pieces of foam core board underneath. Then I painted over the gesso with watercolors and water soluble oil pastels. To give the page more texture I used a number of different things: glass glitter, dry embossing powder, tulle, micro beads, seed beads, lace, moss, rock candy crackle paint, and ribbon.

Then to blend the colors together, I brushed on a lot of turquoise mica powder. To give the page even more definition, I scribbled on a wide, dark outline around the arrangement with a watercolor pencil, and softened the lines with water. Over that, I painted on a mix of green and brown water soluble oil pastels.

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My last step was to make a crown\bird’s nest out of crystals, dried moss, silver chain, pearls,embroidery floss, tiny flowers, and feathers.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you liked my page!

Check out any of the supplies from this layout by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Atlantis Mini Trim Cards 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper  Atlantis Map 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper  Hummingbirds Puffy Sticker

Here’s a look at all eight ColorWays collections – click on the thumbnail to check out the entire collection in each color.

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