February 27, 2021
Hi everyone! Today I have a pretty spring floral layout to share with you. I love spring time. All the flowers and pastels make me happy. I decided to pull these into a scrapbook layout. I chose to use my favorite color purple for my inspiration but this could easily be made with any color that works with your project.
First, I used my Silhouette to cut a simple layered flower out. This was a cut file with 3 stackable flowers in it but you could use a punch or even scissors to cut out different size flowers to stack. I used the beautiful Kunzite Stardream paper that is the most perfect lavender color. I cut 14 sets because I wanted to make sure that I had plenty for my layout. The biggest layer is about 1.5 inches and the smallest is about 1 inch.
Next, I decided to fancy up a few of the flower sets. I pulled out some gelatos in purple, pink, and yellow. I used the gelato like a crayon and colored onto each of the flower pieces. Then I used my finger and some paper towel to smudge the color into the paper. This worked great because of the smooth nature of the Stardream paper. This would work really well with acrylic paints, inks like Distress Oxides, or even mists. Always test a little of your medium on a scrap piece to make sure you like the effect before going straight to your project with it. This will keep you from being surprised by how the paper accepts the medium and help you from getting frustrated. Once I had all of the flowers colored I used some liquid adhesive to stack up the flower layers. I added sequins to the centers of each for an added sparkle.
Finally, I worked on my background. I prepped a piece of Sweet Tooth Pop-Tone with some white gesso. This provides a barrier to mixed media so that it doesn’t hurt your paper. I used some more of the gelatos and some water to create a diagonal of color. I added my photo with a couple of pattern paper layers behind it. I used liquid adhesive and adhered my flowers in a diagonal design. I alternated the flowers that I added mixed media to and the plain Kunzite ones. Once that was complete, I filled in the open spaces with some gems, small stamps, and sequins. I decided to border the whole layout with a piece of Grapsicle/Lavender Pop-tone paper so I cut off about ½ an inch from each side. I finished the layout off with my title and a few splatters of mist.
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