Sunday, January 10, 2016

Simply magnificent

One of the most beautiful days I have ever spent was at Mt Titlus in the Swiss Alps.  Endless snow and views for miles.  This photo was taken from a cable car as you wind your way up to the top. I called this mountain here "My mountain" as it was viewable from just about everywhere from Engelberg to the top of the Mt Titlis.
I was inspired by a Tic Tac Toe challenge at Soul Scrappers to create this mixed media page.  Here is the challenge:
I selected the right hand column.
I first put white gesso onto the patterned paper, let it dry and then sprayed with gold, when this dried I applied a chevron mask and used Distress Ink. The image is definitely frosty/chilly.  For the something recycled I have used the white paper that you get as inserts when you purchase inserts for your layouts - this is sprayed with the gold spray and cut into 2" strips.  I have also used buttons from my collection that I have found at op shops/fetes over the years and the lace has been previously used on a piece of manchester. A few sequins for bling, of course.  I also got out my sewing machine and used straight line stitching on the layout.
To finish off I used white paint on the corrugated letters to replicate snow capped mountains. Some images follow:
This one shows the painted letters, the chevron stenciling
 Another image of the letters - I love how they turned out.
 The lace flowers (if you squint they could be snowflakes!!)  Also you can see the gold spray I used.
I loved how this layout turned out - I really should get more creative more often.
Margaret :)

1 comment:

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Your page turned out very well, Margaret! I love the effects of mixed media.

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