Girly Layout

Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 August, 2013 - , ,

Hello Maja Friends. I have a new Layout to share with you this summer day.

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What I like about Äntligen collection is that there are so many summer inspired papers there, that you have endless possibilities to recreate summer atmosphere using them.

I used quite a clean background , but added some splashes of colors using Gesso and Gelatos.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to achieve a water color effect with some mixed media techniques.

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I started with applying the Gesso on the background randomly

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After it has been dried I applied bright colors of Gelatos. Don’t be afraid of too bright or unmatched colors. Combining with different patterned patterns they start work perfectly.

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It may look messy and like kid’s drawing, anyway, damp your brush with water and blend the colors. It will look more transparent now.

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Add some paper layers, trimmed or distresses, add stamping with Gelatos too

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Now it’s time to add some texture, I used Gel medium, Palette Knife and a stencil. Leave it to dry and then grab some Gelatos over the textured area

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It may not be seen clearly, but it has some blurring look and I love this effect on the papers.

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To add some texture too, I used cheesecloth and flowers

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Added some lace trims and chipboard elements

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To finish my Layout I touched the papers and the embellishments with Gelatos as well

I hope you liked this coloring tips and don’t forget to share with us your creations on our Facebook Page too.

Products used:

Maja Design Papers – Äntligen collection (Ljusblåa dagar, Kaffe på trappan, Vårlökar, Vårdagjämning), 2Crafty Chipboard, Manor House Creations flowers, Vilda Stamps, Faber – Castell Gesso and gelatos, Lace Trims and Cheesecloth

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