The Elfant

Posted by Pascale B

3 August, 2017 - , ,

Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I chose a photo I created.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

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.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

While the background was drying, I sprayed the chipboard with the same inks.I dried them before applying some Platinum Crackle Paste.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

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.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

When happy with the result, I glued all the embellishments: chipboards, flowers, and leaves with a 3D gel.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

To finish the layout I added some mica flakes and micro beads.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

Jeans and T-shirt
Denim and Friends
Jeans and T’Shirt
Vintage Autumn Basics


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  • 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.

  • Sandra Wilkinson says:

    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?

    • mm Pascale B says:

      Thank you!
      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.