Webster's Pages recently put out their NEW mid-season release called 'Plum Seed'! This collection is filled with fresh spring colors but also has some mellow contrasting colors as well. For my layout above I chose the more laid back warm beachy colors in the collection. I embellished using some of the Websters Pages Perfect Accents (heart, oval frame) and WP's Metal Charms, fussy cut some of the blooms from the patterned paper and finished it with some Dusty Attic Chipboard (Corner Flourish #1)
Here I gave the Websters Pages Perfect Accents frame light whitewash with some Gesso to give it a more shabby-chic finish.
I finished my chipboard pieces in my favorite way, first painting them with Gesso, then I gave it a good coat of a Vanilla acrylic paint (off-white), then brushed the edges with a chestnut brown inkpad (Colorbox), and then applied some Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish to each of the pieces.
The heart design is a Websters Pages Perfect Accents resin piece (it's usually in a peach/orange color) but I painted the whole thing with Gesso and then lightly brushed it with some brown chalk ink to fit in better with the colors I chose for this page. I also added some texture/design to the page using a mask and some home-made texture paste (I've shared my recipe with you all before, but if anyone missed it, I thought I'd re-print it here).....
Homemade Smooth Texture Paste
1/4 cup Talcum Powder (I used Johnson's Baby Powder, Make it smell good too!!)
1 tablespoon White All purpose School Glue
1 tablespoon White Craft Paint
Instructions: Combine talcum powder, glue, white paint with disposable chopsticks (or plastic spoon) in an airtight container, adding water to get it to the consistency you are looking for. You want a nice thick texture much like toothpaste. The mixture will keep perfectly for many months. Here is a basic step by step on how I apply it....
Lay your mask onto your page where you want your design to show (It helps to outline in pencil your photo placement). Using an old credit card or a palate knife, apply texture paste onto mask in nice firm even strokes.
This is how your texture design will look when you lift the mask. The paste dries nice and quick but if you want to speed up the process and help to keep your page from getting buckles, it helps to apply a little heat/air with a blow dryer on a low setting. You can spray your design with mists now if you like, or rub on some inks. I chose to just leave it white for this layout because I just thought it gave a nice contrast to the background. Once the paste is dry, continue to add your embellishments to finish your page.
I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope you'll give the texture paste a try! I just love it and I think you will too! xo