Thursday, January 31, 2019

'Summer Fun' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

I'm back for a couple of guest appearances over the next few months and this is the first for 2019.

 I thought I would do a twist on my normal beachy summery layouts and use a dark background and a whole heap of chippie with metallic waxes and I am really happy with the result.

I accidentally put a big blue waxy thumbprint right in the middle of the black background so I covered all the black cardstock with black gesso - who else thinks gesso fixes everything ? 😂😂😂

2Crafty Chipboard used:

Intricate Seahorses
Sealife frame set 6"
Fishing Net Bits
Bubble clumps
Sea Creatures
Summer Fun Title

Let's take a closer look !

I started the layout by laying the hexagons in the middle of the page 
along with the Fishing Net Bits  

The next pieces to be glued down were bubble clumps and the Sealife 6" frame.

Once all the pieces were glued down where I wanted them, I painted all of the chipboard with black gesso and let dry. Once the gesso was dry, I added a layer of Prima Metallic Sparks paint in Blue through the middle and on the seahorse. 

Then it was time to start layering the different coloured Prima Metallic Waxes, I used a stencilling brush at first then smoothed over with either my finger or a makeup sponge to get that blended look.

The title 'Summer Fun' is painted with a teal/blue posca paint pen and then a small amount of Prima Opal Magic Wax rubbed over the top. I also painted a resin sea shell with blue metallic paint and then blended wax over the top.

It was a fun layout to create, all the layers worked together really well.

Well that's it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed my twist on the beach layout!

Until next time 

Hugs x