A 12 by 12 Scrapbook Layout - Journey

Hi Guys,

I am back again with my favorite art form - Mixed Media. Here is the pic of the project I made -


Some closeups -








I have not used any patterned papers for this project as generally I goof up with the combination of the colors and patterns and the end result is not what I have had in mind initially. So I played it safe here and made my own papers using Cardstock, distress inks, stamps and embellishments.
I had a clear thought of the colors that I wanted to use which was to match with the ones in the pic to keep everything together. If you are beginner I would suggest play with 3 4 colors in you layout instead of many to keep the entire project together. I have added quiet a few layers of papers and every time have kept the colors same as the ones in pic.
For the second layer I added some interest to the background by creating the punched effect and on the third layer I created the effect by splattering some water on the distressed paper. Then I have colored some scrap paper and stuck it to add some layers and depth to the project. At this point I realized my layout was too dark as it contained only blues and greys. Hence I decided to add some contrast and color by adding white to the project. Hence I have added some texture paste using stencils and used some clay molds as is without coloring it. Then I felt a need to add some black just to bring everything together hence added some black stenciled areas and black stamping. I have also added some splatter of pear white fevicryl paint to add some randomness.
Finally I have used chipboard alphabets and embossed them with silver embossing powder and stuck it to the layout.


Products Used -
12 by 12 cardstock
Distress Inks (Black Soot, Iced Spruce, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers)
EK Success Punch
Stencil
Clay Molds
Texture Paste
Palette Knife
Chipboard alphabets
Some gem stones
Fevicryl acrylic paint

Hope you liked the project and happy Crafting
Khyati

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