Friday, October 10, 2014

What is an Ornithopter with DT Guest Daphna Barbalat

Hi! Daphna Barbalat here and I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer for Leaky Shed Studio today.
There are so many great chipboard shapes to choose from at Leaky Shed Studio, it was so fun looking through all of them but when I saw the Ornithopter I just knew I had to make a layout.
The LSS chipboard Ornithopter reminded me of a design by Da Vinci and I thought it would look perfect on a layout to document our recent trip to France.  While in France we visited Amboise, the village that Da Vinci Spent the last years of his life and where he is buried.

I stared by painting the Ornithopter then I glued some painted tissue paper to the back. I used clear Tim Holtz Crackle paint, giving it a aged antique look. I also used the watch parts, which I painted in metallic gold and copper paint.

For my base layout I chose antique looking script paper that I tore on the bottom edge, I  layered three pieces that I edged without paint. These were again layered on red script paper. I added gesso, glimmer mist and stenciling with Distress ink.

I found some great images of Da Vinci and his amazing sketches online and printed them out to use on my layout. Everything was layered with vellum and book paper, I tucked some gears into the layers of paper giving lots of texture and interest to the page.

I enjoyed sharing my trip to France with you and Leaky Shed Studio, thank you for stopping by.

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  1. Oooh, love the layers--your beautiful layout!


  2. LOVE this page, I want to go to France