Feb 21, 2016

Flowers Keys and Doilies Mixed Media Layout

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Today I am sharing more from my experimentation in watercolor with you from my new altered book.  I am really loving learning this medium.  For this spread I covered my pages with an old ledger page and some sort of holey paper.  Then I added the lace, all with matte Mod Podge.

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I really love the pools in the lace.  I go back and dry brush gesso over the lace to further accent the pattern.

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I let the ink drip this way and that.  Notice the ledger peeking through.

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Next I started building my layers with Prima texture stamps.  I stamped some in red and then decided to emboss in white to add contrast.  I love the flexibility of using unmounteds on a textured surface. I don't put them on a block, just use my hands to press them down into the cracks.

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I added some washi tape and rub-ons, then stamped the Prima script in black.

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I added this grungy love sentiment and outlined it with black marker, which I smeared with my finger.

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I used Prima scrapbook paper to create the focal points in my design.  This paper is so awesome!  I could kick myself for only buying one sheet!

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And another close up of this awesome sentiment and ledger.  And the entire layout below.  I truly love this Prima doily stamp and how beautifully it incorporates as both pattern and contrast.

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I'm sharing with these fabulous challenges:
SSS: Recycle/Upcycle Style (altered book, ledger page, and holey paper are upcycled)


brenda said...

Ooooh Autumn, this is lovely, blue yesterday and pink today and so many little elements to feast the eyes upon. Those drips would fit in perfectly with our current theme at http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/.

B x

Ruth said...

So pretty but grungy! Love the images used and all the drips...gorgeous! Ruth x

Unknown said...

This is beautiful and a great take on the Prima moodpboard too!! xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Grungy drips and bits and a holy sheet! Wowzers! The lace adds such nice texture that you have highlighted wonderfully with your paints. Fabulous use of the ledger and it's peeking out in just the right spots. Looks like you had a grungy good time with this awesome sauce design! Gorgeous layers.

Thanks for joining in our "Grungy Love" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Lisa said...

Oh, it looks so amazing, Autumn!! Wow!! I love the colors and textures!! The lace looks amazing!! The drips are fabulous, too!! This is stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Samra said...

Wonderful creation!!!
Thank you so much for joining Anything But Cute at Grungy Love challenge!

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Catherine said...

This is beautiful, Autumn! I love the colors and how you incorporated lace on your mixed media layout. Thanks for entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

sarascloset said...

Beautiful journal pages, Autumn! I love the black with the red and the hints at grunge with those drips! Fabulous design! My favorite detail...that contrasting wildflower, one in black and one in white! LOVE that little touch! Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Mimi said...

Love the colors here. That gray-blue really sets all the pink off perfectly

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what fun to have made those pages Autumn - I am loving watching your experiments and the results.

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Autumn!! I just love your textures, the laces are a wonderful idea for the background. Love how you did the alternating black on white, and white on black for your flowers, just beautiful!! Great take on the Prima mood board! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Beautiful! Autumn love the colour combos, the delicate textures and fabulous detail. Your altered book when complete is going to be a joy to behold going on the last two pages alone .
hugs x

craftytrog said...

This is so beautiful Autumn! Very inspiring!
Alison xx

MaryH said...

It's very evident that you are enjoying this exploratory journey you're on! Love all the bits & pieces you've done on this page, with the lace especially - and the colors. All of it blend together so cohesively to make an enjoyable feast for the eyes, just looking at the 'next thing'. Love the Prima papers, and if you have some left, perhaps scan to a file, where you could reprint? (Not sure how this affects copyright, but if you can't find more of it?). It's lovely Autumn. These techniques look like things I should try! TFS & Hugs from Sunny South Florida!

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Autumn, this altered book is going to be such a showstopper when finished. Another set of stunning pages to drool over.
Hugs, Julie x

nwilliams6 said...

Super ideas on this, Autumn! Love the lace, colors, and 42,000 details you have on this. You are soooooo creative! Hugz

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Autumn this looks totally awesome, what amazing textures and colours the detail is brilliant, I am in awe of your creativity
lorraine x

Lozzy said...

Love the colour and all the detail that you have added...stunning..Hugs Lozzy xx

Melissa L. said...

This is beautiful, Autumn. You surely create lovely mixed media projects! Please look for an email from me. :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful journal pages! The texture with the lace is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with the "Love is in the Air" challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge.

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeous - I love your beautiful background and textures, and the flower is a real stunning centre piece. Gorgeous!

Diane said...

What an amazing mixed media, texture and design.

Hugs Diane

Unknown said...

Gorgeous journal pages, Autumn! I love the inky drips over the lace ~ so beautiful!
Thank you for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares.
{julia} Emerald Creek DT

Deb said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Autumn, amazing layers and textures, love the pooled colour on your lace embellishments and the ledger paper background! The scrapbook paper is gorgeous as well, love the black and white on your delicious background. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, they mean the world to me (and I don't see that your muse has gone anywhere at all, these pages are wonderful!) Deb xo

Linda Breedlove said...

Autumn, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your textures and the use of the laces.... SO pretty... great colors! I love these pages... A+++++++++++

Cec said...

Fabulous page. The colour palette and lace keeps it in the Valentine realm but the drips and all the splatters give it a grungy feel. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love that Prima paper, too, Autumn - had some and made a lovely mini scrapbook album, using it!!! Your page is just so beautiful - such a lot of yummy texture and wonderful effects with your watercolouring!!!! Really lovely!!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful! So many gorgeous elements! This is amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid X

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