Justine & Nicolas

Posted by Pascale B

24 March, 2015 - ,

Hello Sweeties,

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.

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Pascale B

Hello, I'm Pascale B. from France. Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition. Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com


  • What a beautiful couple your grandparents made on their wedding day. Your layout is just gorgeous and the plate with their names is awesome. Thanks for sharing your art.

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Another heritage beauty! I love your paste with micas in it. It gives it an extra push compared to black paste without it. Your layers are gorgeous and your flowers really brings out the best of the photo without stealing attention.