Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy You- 2 Crafty Reveal Part 1

For my Holiday giveaway press here

Here is my first layout for my 2 Crafty reveal this month.

This layout showcases a technique using I used the negative image from the Soft Feather Set from my 7 Dots Layout featured on December 5th on my blog.
I try to save most of my chipboard backings even if I've already used the inside. I like using them as a one time stencil for my work. For the most part, you can only use the chipboard as a stencil one time, as if it gets too wet it becomes soft and it flakes.

Here is a little tutorial on how I used this feather chipboard stencil.

I used some Light Molding paste and covered the feather in the stencil a few times around the page. The image is thick, almost as thick as the chipboard and it looks 3D. That's why it takes longer to dry.

You can see the feathers in the image below. I highlighted them in black pencil so they would stand out.

I also sprayed each feather in a different Shimmerz Spray and let it drip down the page. The feather images surround the photo to mimic the mask on my daughter's face.

I also used these peacock feathers to add so more flare the the feathered theme. The were sprayed in the same colours as the inks below them and then stamped with archival ink.

Finally I added the Happy You title from the Birthday Sentiments pack.

I used lots of different Shimmerz sprays and paints for this layout: Jeni B Blue, 4 Leaf clover, Blue jeans, Rock-a-fella, Bamboo Leaf, Sea Foam and Teal. Each colour was used on a different feather.
As per usual I always want to point out the amazing deal that Stacey gives people when they purchase from the Shimmerz store. All you have to do is to mention my name during check out to receive your free product. You can get either a Dazzlerz, Texturez or Dimensionz of your choice.

2 Crafty Chipboard
Prima flowers
Paper: 7 Dots studio
Ranger black archival ink
splatter stamp -unknown
pearls: dollar store
Butterfly stamp inkadinkado
Black stabilo pencil

I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Enjoy!! Be happy!!


adziamar said...

This is amazing, wonderful work.

Lynn said...

Your daughter's photo is so beautiful and I love how you complimented it by all the colours and embellies.

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful !! Fabulous photo and so creatively highlighted. xx

Lizzy Hill said...

WOW! Love that you used all slightly diff colours & those feathers!! Just WOW!!!

Lynnda said...

This is so beautiful! Great photo! Amazing piece of art work! hugs...x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeee that photo, the flowers and the feathers!!!!

Lizzyc said...

This is stunning, very eye catching and love the colors and feathers.. you continue to amaze me!

Lisa H said...

very very nice! and a great idea to use the CB "negatives" as stencils.

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

So beautiful...I think this is my new fav of yours!

Val-Belle said...

Gorgeous layout I love the feathers and the shimerz mists... stunning as always.

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Keene, this is an amazing layout!! How's a, I love the feathers and the mixed media styling...fantastic!

Jean said...


Unknown said...

Love the amazing way you built on the beautiful mask from the picture. Everything goes together perfectly!!

Happy Crafting

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely beautiful artwork, Karin...kudos!!

Sue Kosec said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL layout ... I am most impressed with and interested in the feather stencil. I would love to own one of these for myself. Can you please lead me in the right direction? Where did you get it - who's is it? Thanks so much!