Hi everyone, Jana back again. I have a new Layout to share. This one is a mixed media light version. Sometimes I just want the DieCuts to stand out and the beautiful Colors. So for this one I decided to add only some watercolors in the background. Just a hint of color…
I started this Layout with a tiny photo and some matching DieCuts from the “Field Notes” Collection. I wanted to use green and blues for this project; you´ll find a lot of them in the collection.
The photo shows me and my little one, 2010 I think, and he loved the camera at the computer. He was so fascinated to see himself at the monitor, so cute!
I wanted to add the foundation paper to a patterned paper because I already knew I wanted to use a small amount of Elements (mainly because of the small picture) and only a touch of color behind everything. I wanted to help the white foundation paper to stand out even without a lot of mixed media on it and a colored border is just perfect!
I also grabbed the watercolors to create my own blue shade for my background. I wanted to get as close as possible to the blue in the flowers. So I mixed blue with white and a touch of purple with a lot of water.
Before I added any color to the background I went over it with a big wet brush. I knew I wanted to have everything centered, so I added a few wet brush strokes to the paper; the watercolors started to run and flow in the water and this is totally relaxing to see. I added some different shades as splatters and also splattered plain water into the wet colors. This is giving you a lot of variations and different color intensities.
I wanted to create some black accents to the background, so I grabbed one the of the new stencils, the one with the hearts, and one of my silhouette sketch pens and started to scribble down some hearts. This is an easy way to add some shapes to your background without getting to messy or to lose the control of the media you´re adding.
Once I was happy with my background I started to add the DieCuts, the title and my photo. I created a flower/leave cluster around my picture and added a leaf and a flower to the long title. I love the black handwritten words from Vicki!
Some of the scribbled black hearts were kinda lost on the paper, so I decided to fill them with more black scribbles, I love how this is looking and it is making a big difference. Because I really love to add black and white to my colors I grabbed two more watercolor stickers and one bigger Die Cut.
To finish this Layout I added my journaling under the title and two more stickers, which I placed directly on the photo. I really love how this Layout turned out and I really love this new collection from Vicki!
I also have a process Video, ready for you to watch, up on my YouTube Channel.
Thanks for stopping by today
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