Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new family photo. This is a photo of my paternal grand-parents, Justine and Nicolas, on their wedding day.
I began my layout by gluing some scraps of papers on the background before adding a design with a stencil and Graphite paste. The paste has a grainy texture and some mica in it. The texture, when dry, is amazing!
When the paste was dry, I added some colors: first some splatters of blue Primary Elements,and then splatters of diluted Gesso to tone dawn the color. I wanted to obtain a white washed effect. I finished the background with some white splatter of acrylic ink and some random stamping.
I used the same trick with the roses, I used first Primary Elements to color them then diluted Gesso.
To give the light pink color to the cherry blossoms, I just applied a pink Distress ink with a piece of Cut’n-dry on the tip of the petal.
I added several layers of medium to the bookplate. I began to prime it with white Gesso, then Black Gesso that I partially removed. When completely dry, I added a layer of clear crackle paste. I let it air dry as it is the best way to obtain nice cracks. Then I covererd the bookplate with a layer of glossy gel to prevent the cracks to fall. And last step I added some color.
Maja Design Papers:
Nyhavn – Sitting on the Dock ;
Nyhavn – Historical Atmosphere ;
Nyhavn – Old Town House.