Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Power of WHITE.....
By Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today... OK let's talk budget.
 In these economic times we don't all have tons of money to spend
 on every color of paint, mist, ink, chalk, stain etc. available.
My biggest money saver is buying a lot of white mediums that I can tint
 with whatever I do have in my scrappy stash. I also often hear
that scrappers are intimidated on how to finish their delicate chipboard,
 thinking they may "mess-up" their precious chippies. Let's dive in
 with a few examples of easy and very economical techniques...


For my first layout, the PARISIAN BORDER and ELISE DRESS FORM 
were simply painted with gesso in a stippled manner to give texture
 (pouncing on with a stiff paintbrush). The base of the dress form and the TITLE,
 were primed using gesso and then simply inked with 2 shades of darker inks - so easy!
 BTW - thats my mum on her wedding day with her dad just
 before he "gave her away" to my dad. They have been married for 40 years
 as of September 30th, 2012.
 The beautiful papers are all  Pion Design's Silent Night Collection.

Close-up of the dress form...


And a peek at the border and title...


For my second project, using the October Swirlydoos kit, I primed 
both the CHANDELIER and WROUGHT IRON chipboard with gesso 
by stippling on with a brush and then dabbed a little glitter glue on with my finger
 to add sparkle - that's it! The picture is of my daughter as a newborn.


Her is a close-up of the chandelier...


Have a peek at the border...


For my third project,  I primed all of the chipboard - TITLE, ORNATE BUTTERFLY
  and LEAFY SWIRLS. On the title I then added some white texture paste
 by dabbing on with my finger (Martha Stewart and Deco Art are my favorite brands). 
I then lightly sponged some teal chalk ink onto the butterfly and swirls. 
If you add too much you can just go back and dab some gesso on top to get the 
desired shabby effect. The picture is of my son playing with sidewalk chalk outside,
 a few summers ago. I need to scrap with teal more often - love that color!


Here is a close look at the swirls...


I actually clipped the title in half to better fit onto my layout.
 Here you can see the chippies a bit better...


For my last project  I made some tags using the MAGGIE'S SWIRLS, 
 (I clipped them to make them better fit onto the tags). 
Here again I simply stippled gesso on them.
 I debated adding something on top but thought they looked more rustic this way.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today!
Vicky Alberto

16 comments:

Di Garling said...

You do white so well Vicky. Just gorgeous. Cheers Di xo

Marília Lopes said...

WOW...WOW...WOW!!!
Fantastic pages!!

eleele said...

elegant as always

Keren Tamir said...

beautiful layouts!! so femenine!!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous and feminine Vicky, love them all. Great job.

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, these are all so gorgeous, Vicky. So feminine & pretty...awesome use of white & some fantastic tips in there too :)

Leonie said...

Lovely projects Vicky. :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the teal too!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, such gorgeous pages and chipboard techniques!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Fiona said...

Beautil layouts Vicky, the white looks fabulous!
Fiona
x

Kelly Foster said...

Gotta love white, elegant and timeless. Beautiful pages and great techniques, Vicky!

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