Hello BoBunny fans,
I'm so excited to be showing you a scrapbook page made with one of the fabulous new lines - Life in Color, teamed up with Pentart's Porcelain and Glass Paints and a couple of fun techniques.
I started the page with the Glass and Porcelain paints and the Alphabet Stickable Stencil. I stuck my letters on a sheet of acetate in order, it is really handy that the Alphabet stencil has repeats on letters. I then layered a piece of acetate on top of my stencil and used the lead contour liner to draw around the edge of the letters. I did practice a couple of letter first to get the hang of it, like the pressure needed and the speed at which the paint flows from the contour liner.
The lettering doesn't have to be perfect as you can go in afterwards, once it has dried, with a cocktail stick and gently scrape off any of the contour liner that is not quite in the right place. Once the liner had dried I then painted Apple-Green Glass and Porcelain paint in the middle - the color goes a long way, so you don't need to use that much to get the vibrant green. Another great thing about these paints is that they are water-based, so you it's really easy to clean your brushes afterwards and they don't smell. I set it aside to dry and they dried quite quickly.
For my page I started with a couple of rolled tears in the Life in Color paper, and then used the Lots of Love Stickable Stencil with white structure paste. Once that was dry I added a layer of gel medium over the top as I didn't want the mists that I was going to use on top to sink into the paper too much. The gel medium does a nice job of protecting your layers of mixed media. I could have done this step before doing the stenciling, but it works either way. The gel paste was dry in about 5 mins as it was only a thin layer. I used the Frost and Gold Glimmer sprays with a paintbrush and added those around the structure paste, watering them down a little as I went. Next I used silver metallic wax paste. A little real goes a long way with this and I rubbed it into patches over the structure paste with a very light touch with my finger. You can see it in-between the gold and blue mist below - it has a beautiful iridescent shine.
I added some of this paste to the blue frames that I cut from the Graphic paper, and also the lock and key die cuts from the new Royal Dies. I used orange and lead contour liners to colour in some of the numbers on the left hand side of the Life in Color paper, once they were dry I then added a layer of silver wax to bring out any unevenness on the surface (you can see this in the photo)
As the Porcelain and Glass paints have such a nice sheen to them I sprinkled some drips over gold over the page - the gold has plenty of mica in it so it looks really pretty.
For my final technique I used the gearing up stamps and painted on a layer of black gesso, rather than ink. Just a note if f you get the stamps straight into cold water after you have used them they clean up fairly quickly - don't let the paint dry on them as it is much harder to get off. I then sprinkled on some of the Rust effect powder and painted on the different regeants. You can see a partial change in colour straight away, but it really develops over the next 24 hours.
I hope that's brought you lots of inspiration and you enjoy this paper line as much as I do.
Patterned Paper: Life in Color - Life in Color, Hidden Treasures, Graphic, Retro and Typewriter.
Clear Stickers: Life in Color.
Chipboard: Life in Color.
Stamps: Gearing Up.
Glimmer Spray: Frost and Gold.
Stickable Stencil: Alphabet and Lots of Love
Structure Paste - white
Rust Effect Powder and Regeants
Metallic Wax Paste - silver
Porcelain and Glass Paste: Apple - Green and Gold