Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I chose a photo I created.
I primed the background with clear gesso. When dry I added a design with a stencil and black gesso. Then I sprayed two shades of inks through a second stencil. Then I added some splatters with two Magicals.
While the background was drying, I sprayed the chipboard with the same inks.I dried them before applying some Platinum Crackle Paste.
I added a last design to the background with a third stencil and Platinum Crackle Paste. I colored some flowers as well as some leavesI’ve die-cut in a watercolor paper.
When happy with the result, I glued all the embellishments: chipboards, flowers, and leaves with a 3D gel.
To finish the layout I added some mica flakes and micro beads.
Maja Design papers:
Denim and Friends
Jeans and T’Shirt
Vintage Autumn Basics
Just beautiful work here as usual. I love how you created the picture with these amazing Elephants and the color choises are fabulous too, it looks sooo amazing hun. Beautifull work once again here.
Such a beautiful layout! I am fairly new at doing this kind of dimensional work, and I notice that the artist quite often cover the background with a layer of clear gesso. What is the reason for this?
To answer your question, clear gesso helps to work with the inks more freely. If you spray an ink on a paper it will soak in the paper, if you prime the paper with clear gesso it will react more like a water color paper. I don’t know if it makes sense but I think you have to try.