I wanted to go all out pink with a touch of gold. I found this gorgeous picture of a cake on Pinterest, fell in love with the flowers on the cake, but then wanted to do the color combo. No matter what color palette you find, Lindy's Stamp Gang is sure to have the colors to match and meet your needs. I found my colors to do this layout.
I started my layout in the usual way. Mounting a piece of background paper on corrugated cardboard for support. I cut up squares of patterned paper and adhered them to the background. Then I brushed Liquitex gesso over the entire layout and let it dry. Over that I used a Prima Chickenwire mask with Golden Light modeling paste and let it dry completely. I sprayed the layout with water in a couple of places then sprayed over the background using 3 different colors. Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray, Alpine Ice Rose Starburst Spray and Bayou Boogie Gold Starburst Spray. I did spray on a bit of Sea Grass Green Starburst Spray, but I must have covered it with my embellishments. I wanted to bring out the leaves in the flowers. There is a bit peeking out. Very subtle.
I have these wonderful pink flowers that I enhanced with Lindys Spray. Alpine Ice Rose is a gorgeous color with an underlying hint of gold. A beautiful shimmery gold. I wish I could capture its beauty in these photos. I did a little stamping on the background once all of my embellies and photo were placed.
This is a closeup of the little resin frame I found at Joanns Fabrics. You get 2 in the pack for $1.50. They were white and I dry brushed a bit of gesso on them to create a base for my spray. I used the Bayou Boogie Gold on it when the gesso was dry. When it dried,, I gave it a second coat of spray. I let it settle in the crevices to create a gilded look.You could get the same effect with Lindys embossing powder.
The photo is kind of special.You will see this photo in the near future. (wink) In the photo are 2 of Tracey Plakinger's daughters (Lindys owner) and the other 3 are daughters of Lindys wonderful employees Wendy and Kim. I fell in love with this photo and got permission from Tracey to use it. It was the inspiration for my title on this page.
I mounted the photo on corrugated cardboard and to give it height, I popped it up from the background using bits of corrugated cardboard underneath. I tucked the other frame up in the corner. The edges were rubbed with gesso, then used the Bayou Boogie Gold and Alpine Ice Rose over the edge when the gesso dried.
This is a closeup of the masking and you can see some of the shimmer the Alpine Ice Rose leaves behind. It really is a gorgeous color and one of my favorite in my ever growing stash of Lindys Colors. I just love how the gold settled in the crevices of the molding paste. When you spray it on, tip your project back and forth to get the spray to settle in different spots.
I added some stamping and a few pearls to my background and called it DONE... Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will go check out the April Color Challenge and enter for a chance to win. The palette is beautiful!!!