Hi everyone, it's Tracey S. here today to share a wedding layout featuring lots of Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.
We recently took a trip to Florida and one of the travel papers at our hotel spotlighted the Jacksonville MOCA Art Museum's "White" exhibition featuring iconic white art. I've also noticed a growing trend of white on white paper arts and thought I'd give it a try. Our daughter's good friend married last summer, and I created this layout for her and her husband. I thought the white background would be the perfect backdrop to complement her gorgeous dress.
"Hand in Hand"
Tips and Techniques
Here's a full view of the bottom cluster including the Leaky Shed Studio Willow Flower, loads of soft white flowers, feathers, bow, and subtle textures.
Don't you just adore this grungy crackle effect on the chipboard?
I used spray Gesso as a base coat, then brushed here and there with Viva white crackle paint, then dabbed with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. I know from past experience, that the crackle really cracks and pulls off of the spray gesso which is the grungy feel I wanted to achieve. I also know that "ALL" of the crackle would easily be chipped off, so I dabbed the piece gently with Donna Salazar's Clearsnap Emboss Gloss and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. While the embossing powder was still hot from the embossing, I sprinkled on more powder and heated again. I repeated several times until there was a nice thick coat of clear embossing to hold the grungy crackle in place. Finally, I dabbed and rubbed with white gesso to lighten the color and bring out more of the crackled texture.
**I did end up with bits of crackle in my Emboss Gloss, which is fine with me since I usually use it in grungy applications; however, if you want to keep it clean, I suggest pouring out a little on a craft mat, and brush it very gently onto the chipboard with a soft brush. That way you won't contaminate the rest of your Emboss Gloss. **
It looks like bits of the crackle paint chipped off onto the background. This is actually Golden White Opaque Flakes brushed onto the background paper. It dries clear, allowing the white flakes in the gel to show up against the background.
Another view of this lower cluster. The background is dry brushed with gesso in two directions for added texture. I then spread molding paste over a leafy flower stencil with molding paste, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
In this side view you can see I added some pearls and used a metal flower from my stash of jewelry findings.
Here's the smaller top cluster. I layered texture under the photo with a delicate crochet doily, die cut doily, then more grungy chipboard. I've just adore the amazing design at the bottom of the Leaky Shed Studio Bird Cage and snipped it off to tuck into these layers. I've treated all of my chipboard pieces the same as described above for the Willow Flower piece.
I painted this large metal leaf charm to tuck into the flower cluster as well. While still wet, I wiped off paint from the raised ares to let some of the gold show through.
Leaky Shed Studio dragonfly from the Garden Bugs collection.
This is a darling set of insects!!
I've cut this piece in two and used half of it.
Here's a close up of more of the background textures.
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So glad you stopped by today!
~ Blessing ~