Thursday, February 29, 2024

Frank Garcia Studio

 Hello beautiful people. Today I bring you a layout using all product from Frank Garcia Studio. And today my main focus is on Moulds. I absolutely love Moulds, because there are so many ways you can adorn them. For my layout, I used Finnabair Silicone moulds in Nocturnal insects, and one of my all time  favorites, Baroque Frames. I created a dimensional layout by adhering pages from the 12x12 Love Notes, and adhering them to corrugated cardboard. This makes it perfect for a shadowbox. The photo is of my girlfriends gorgeous little girl. 

Here is a closer look at the 12x12 layout. I used 2 different patterned papers from Love Notes. On the top layer, I stenciled a design using Finnabair 6x9 Stencil Folk Florals. It is such a beautiful design . I hated to cover it up. I know I will use it again, and next time with texture paste! I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Victorian Velvet, It was the perfect color to compliment the pinks in the papers. 

I layered the frames in a diagonal pattern, then snapped the smaller frame in half and added it to each edge of the bigger frames on opposite sides. You can snap the molds easily whether you use clay or resin. Just be careful and wear safety glasses just in case small pieces may fly out. Or place the resin in a towel before you snap it in half just to be safe. And I didn't want the pieces to be perfect in size, just close. I like the little bit of rustic look of the raw edges. To create the leaves for the gorgeous Prima Flowers, I die cut Tim Holtz Leaf Fragments using scraps of Loves Notes paper. I waste NOTHING. I used a blending brush and Tim Holtz Distress in k in Rustic Wilderness. It was the perfect green. Once all of the leaves were inked, I spritzed them with a light spray of water. Before they dried totally, I wrinkles them a little to give them some body. Once they were dry, I rubbed a tiny bit of the wax onto the leaves. 

I painted each piece of resin frames and moths in white gesso. This made it easier for the ink to adhere to it. Then I used the Metallique wax in white gold and rubbed it over the surface of the frames only to catch the raised parts. For the moths, I used a small brush to rub the wax all over including the crevices. I also rubbed a little Vintage Gold in parts to give it more dimension. Speaking of rustic, when you think Tim Holtz, you think beautiful grunge...BUT...It doesn't have to be. I made this layout, a little rustic, a little gold gilded and a whole lot of pretty!!! I also used some Metallic Flakes in Gold all around the page. I also dropped some gold Memory Hardware Pearls around the page as well. I just love the old world gilded feeling of the whole layout. 

Thank You for joining me this week. I hope that you are inspired to create your own projects. Shop at the Frank Garcia Studio. There is so much gorgeousness to be had!!

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