Saturday, February 17, 2018

February Projects & Video Tutorial
By Kripa Koushik

'Gratitude Art Journal Page'

I returned to my craft room after almost two months away last week and this was
 the first project I made - a page to document my gratitude for the timely help that the
 universe sent us during times of crisis these last few months.

There are many layers of paint and texture paste on both pages. To create the impressions on
 the left side page, I pressed three Fluer De Lice ATC pieces into wet texture paste , scratched
 circles around them with a palette knife and a few minutes later, carefully lifted out the first 
two fluer pieces.

On the other page, Ive written my gratitude with a fine tip applicator and made a cluster of chipboard on top of it. There are still a few swirls of brown visible under the chipboard pieces. The base of this cluster is the negative from the Fluer de Lice ATC chipboard sheet. All of the chipboard pieces were covered with white gesso on top of which acrylic paint was applied using a palette knife. The only exception is the gear chipboard under the ochre yellow fluer. It was painted on without gesso and looks darker than the other brown pieces which adds subtle colour variation.

2crafty chipboard used:
* Clock face frames 
* Fluer De Lice ATC
* Vintage Clock Hands
* Steampunk Gears Small
* Steampunk Gears Medium



My second layout was inspired by Case File No: 248 at CSI:
Colours, Stories & Inspiration which 2Crafty Chipboard is sponsoring.

 To frame the photograph, Ive used Ava's frames chipboard. To balance the swirls on the frame,
 Ive added one piece from the Leafy Shrub Set 1 on the other side of the frame and another
 piece from the same set in the bottom left corner of the page.  

 Finally, a Mini Flourish bit was tucked under the fuzzy cut flower cluster on the right .

 Here is the video of how this page came together. I hope you enjoy.


2crafty chipboard used:
Ava's frames
Leafy Shrub Set 1
Mini Flourish Bits
Together Loopy Font

Thanks for visiting us today.
Happy creating,
Kripa Koushik