Hi, it's Katherine with a mixed media page using the beautiful Bella Rosa papers. I went with a romantic page using the pinks and reds in this collection and some photos of a Chateau we stayed in on holiday (just an apartment, not the whole thing!)
Bellissima by Katherine Sutton
I started by covering a large area of the page with the crackle paste primer, let that dry and then added the white crackle paste - I used quite a thin layer of the primer so I got fine crackles. Once that had dried I then used some of the gold glimmer mist, it is a really beautiful soft gold colour, I used a paint brush to spread it all across the crackle paste and then added a couple more spritzes to deepen the concentration of the colour in a few areas.
Whilst my paint layers are drying I get to work on the mats for the photos. I used the 6 by 6 pad as my photos were only 3 x 4's. I also added a few of the die cuts from the Love Squared dies - I trimmed the centre out of the largest die so it would reveal some of the layers of paper underneath. I distressed the edges of all my pieces of paper, and added in some flowers and a wagon wheel from the Bella Rosa Noteworthy elements, as well as a bit of gold net and florists twine. Once the mist part of my page was dry I added a layer of stamping using the It is Written stamps - I didn't use a stamp block, I covered the acrylic stamp very roughly in ink as I wanted a worn look to the image and then arched the stamp as I printed so it gives a very rough impression of text on the page.
You can see all the different layers of paint, mist and stamping as well as the papers and the roses from the Bella Rosa Noteworthy elements.
For my title I used one of the Bella Rosa stickers and distressed the edges and piled it up on some of the papers I had used around the photos.
To add a bit of sparkle to the flower I used some of the sugar glitter paste, just on my finger, to give an iridescent shine to it. The word "Love" is from the Love Squared die set and you can see the largest frame from this collection - I cut the centre out.
This shows all those beautiful delicate crackles that you get with the paste and a bit of the shimmer.
Patterned Paper: Bella Rosa 6 by 6 pad
Double Dot: Dusty Rose
Stickers: Bella Rosa
Noteworthy: Bella Rosa
Stamps: It is Written
Blossoms: Natural Earth Zinnia
Glimmer Spray: Gold
Glitter Paste: Sugar
Dies: Love Squared
Paints: Crackle Primer and White Crackle paste