Welcome to Shine Week! We are celebrating the entire week with loads of Summer inspiration from the Design Team!
Today, we start with the fabulous Patricia Roebuck!
I used some of my favorite products from the new Shine collection on
this layout. The first was the stamps. Using white cardstock, gesso, and
an old credit card, I spread a thin layer of gesso across the cardstock.
Making sure the gesso was thick enough, I used the dotted line and the
citrus stamp to stamp into the gesso to leave an impression. Tip: have a
container of water near by to drop those messy painted acrylic stamps in the
water so that the paint does not dry on them. Let the gesso dry, then add
watercolors to them. You will see the impressions even more from the
stamps. Cut them apart, then layer along the side of the layout and stitch
in place. I used the same dotted line stamp to make my flower stems. For
the left side of the layout, I layered patterned paper and cut strips of
vellum, and stitched in place. I didn’t like how it looked, so as I held
the paper, I ripped the vellum and pattern paper along the stitched line. I
loved this not-planned result. So I added more gesso to it, let dry, and
then added more watercolors. I absolutely love the effect it gave. You can
still see a little of the pattern paper peek through and the vellum curl up.
Using my scissors and not being precise, I trimmed all sides of my layout,
and adhered to a piece of Shine pattern paper. With doing mixed media on my
scrapbook pages, I find the less perfect is perfect.
My project started as something fun to do with the kids. I found some 8×10 canvas boards for under $1 a piece, handed each one to the kiddos and let them paint and create. Then I thought, well I want to play too! Sometimes a little creative therapy is just what we need!
My inspiration came by simply extending the lines & shapes of the cards from the July Exclusive Tag Kit.
Using a white paint pen within my coffee cup drawing helps highlight and pop it off the colored card. I finished it off with a coffee quote and a few wood veneer pieces from both the Food collection and my favorite piece : “Let Love Shine” from the Shine collection.
It may not be a perfect piece of art, but it was so fun to sit down, relax and just be creative! I encourage you to take time out of your busy summer to do the same!
Happy Creating ~ Megan