I can hardly believe another month has passed and March is here. I welcome this new month and the warmer weather it's sure to bring our way. I have some very exciting news I'll be sharing later this month as well.
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Today I'm sharing a wedding layout featuring lots of Leaky Shed Studio
chipboard. I've also used inspiration from the beautiful March Scrap Around the World
We recently took a trip to Florida. One of the travel papers at our hotel spotlighted the Jacksonville MOCA Art Museum's "White" exhibition featuring iconic white art. I've also noticed a growing trend of white on white paper arts and thought I'd give it a try. Our daughter's good friend married last summer, and I created this layout for her and her husband. I thought the white background would be the perfect backdrop to complement her gorgeous dress.
"Hand in Hand"
Tips and Techniques
Don't you just adore this grungy crackle effect on the chipboard?
I used spray Gesso as a base coat, then brushed here and there with Viva white crackle paint, then dabbed with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. I know from past experience, that the crackle really cracks and pulls off of the spray gesso which is the grungy feel I wanted to achieve. I also know that "ALL" of the crackle would easily be chipped off, so I dabbed the piece gently with Donna Salazar's Clearsnap Emboss Gloss and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. While the embossing powder was still hot from the embossing, I sprinkled on more powder and heated again. I repeated several times until there was a nice thick coat of clear embossing to hold the grungy crackle in place. Finally, I dabbed and rubbed with white gesso to lighten the color and bring out more of the crackled texture.
**I did end up with bits of crackle in my Emboss Gloss, which is fine with me since I usually use it in grungy applications; however, if you want to keep it clean, I suggest pouring out a little on a craft mat, and brush it very gently onto the chipboard with a soft brush. That way you won't contaminate the rest of your Emboss Gloss. **
It looks like bits of the crackle paint chipped off onto the background. This is actually Golden White Opaque Flakes brushed onto the background paper. It dries clear, allowing the white flakes in the gel to show up against the background.
Another view of this lower cluster. The background is dry brushed with gesso in two directions for added texture. I then spread molding paste over a leafy flower stencil with molding paste, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
In this side view you can see I added some pearls and used a metal flower from my stash of jewelry findings.
Here's the smaller top cluster. I layered texture under the photo with a delicate crochet doily, die cut doily, then more grungy chipboard. I've just adore the amazing design at the bottom of the Leaky Shed Studio Bird Cage
and snipped it off to tuck into these layers. I've treated all of my chipboard pieces the same as described above for the Willow Flower
I painted this large metal leaf charm to tuck into the flower cluster as well. While still wet, I wiped off paint from the raised ares to let some of the gold show through.
Leaky Shed Studio dragonfly from the Garden Bugs
This is a darling set of insects!!
I've cut this piece in two and used half of it.
Here's a close up of more of the background textures.
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I was inspired by the textured, flowing shades of white and grey
in the horse photo from the SATW March Mood Board.
Be sure to hop on over to check out this month's fabulous challenge at
Leaky Shed Studio Products
GCD Studio by Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty 12x12” Pad
Tim Holtz ~ Tissue Tape - Sketchbook
Petaloo ~ Botanica Blooms, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Sweetheart Blossoms, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tulip Flowers, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rosebuds, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 25mm Cottage Roses, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 30mm Wild Roses, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Magnolias, white
Martha Stewart ~ Findings Collection, white & silver
Touch of Nature ~ Feathers, white
Leaf Charm ~ Stash
Flower charms ~ Stash
Berry Sprig ~ Stash
Doily ~ Stash
Hug Snug ~ Rayon Seam Binding, white (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Ranger ~ Archival Ink, Jet Black
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar - Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder, jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Embossing Powder, clear
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Emboss Gloss
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst, Black Orchid Silver
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist, Silhouette Silver
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Golden ~ White Opaque Flakes
Golden ~ Soft Gel (Matte)
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white, clear
Viva ~ Crackle Paint, white
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink, white
Prima ~ Doily Die #572792
Americana Classic ~ Stencil - Jacobean Floral
TWC Zenspirations Stencil 6x6 Mini Specimens
Cloud9 Design ~ 8x6 Mem Phrase Stamp Set
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Zap Dots - Round 1/2”, white
Zutter by Donna Salazar ~ Distrezz-it-All
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~ Blessings ~