With this project I hope to show you, how the wonderful Craft Parts can be used in a lay out. As you can see mine is all vintage, but of course you could use them just as easily on a more modern Scrap page.
The Craft parts used for this project were as follows:
My substrate was obviously the Mixed Media Grey board. Mine was only 8 x 8 " (200 mm by 200mm), but you can get them up to 12 by 12".
I started by adding some texture paste through a stencil.
Next I covered the whole board with a thick layer of gesso and when it had all dried added some stencilling, using Archival ink. I also added background stamping with a variety of back ground stamps and added more colour with the help of mica sprays.
I then went to work on my chosen Craft Parts.
I covered them with a thin coat of crackle paint, mainly for some texture. When the tiny cracks had appeared I coloured them with the same colour of Archival ink I had used on my background stencilling. These inks colour the craft parts quickly and easily. I spritzt the surface with some surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol) in a little spray bottle. This lightens the inked surface and gives a mottled effect, a bit as if you use water on Distress Inks. When all had dried I edged them with some treasure gold.
Below is a close up:
Finally I gathered some ephemera and a vintage photo (my dad and his big brother, one of my all time favourites), and layered it all up with some lace and flowers.
Here are a few close ups still:
I decided to keep the word Memories untreated, so that the brown tones would fit in with the vintage look ephemera and the brown tones in the lace.
Well and that is pretty much it. Do check out the mixed media grey boards, they come in many different shapes and make for a fantastic and sturdy surface to work on.
Thanks so much for dropping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.