Thursday, July 9, 2015

Watercolor Style Layout - VIDEO TUTORIAL! {Dusty Attic & Shimmerz Paints}


Hello friends!  Gabrielle here with you today! As I've mentioned before, lately I've become totally obsessed with watercolor painting. So today I thought I would create my own watercolor background design using Shimmerz Paints and some NEW and exciting Dusty Attic Chipboard!


I drew inspiration for my page from this months Dusty Attic Inspiration Board.  Have you had a chance to enter in this monthly challenge?  It's so much fun to use the beautiful colors, images and inspiring words offered in each months challenges.....and the best part?  You can win an AWESOME Dusty Attic prize each month (a $100.00 Gift Certificate to use in the Dusty Attic online store!!).  


Here are the Dusty Attic products I used on this project....Foliage #5, Spring Blooms #2, Word Pac #18. 

I also used the following Shimmerz Paints colors in my project:
~ Don't Citron Me Coloringz
~ Glorious Day Vibez
~ Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz
~ Chocolate Brown Coloringz
~ Power to the Purple Creameez
~ I Lilac You Dazzlerz
~ Teal Me No Lies Texturez
NOTE: If you are ordering Shimmerz Paints products be sure to mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the INTSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT/SELLER part of your order to recieve a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product in the color of your choice! :)  You can order Shimmerz Paints HERE.

I thought it would be fun to share a video tutorial I created showing step by step how I created this page.....Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial and hope you will give some of the techniques I employed a try!  Here are a few of the close-ups of the page for you to checkout at your leisure....


I so much love all the new Blossom chippies from Dusty Attic, today I used Spring Blossoms #2.  I just gave it a good coat of white Gesso for my base and then added some translucent paint colors (Shimmerz Heidi Ho Blue, Power to The Purple and Don't Citron Me).  I applied them randomly so that they just ran into each other as waterpaints are prone to do.


For the butterflies I used a fun little technique that Dawn from Wplus9 Design shared on youtube.  It's such a helpful little trick.  I used a very pale color ink to stamp my butterfly (Tim Holtz 'Scattered Straw' and Bo Bunny Butterflies stamp)....then applied clear water to the wings, then just lightly dabbed on some color to bleed into the wings.


For my title I used one of the new DA titles.....just loving all the new title options!  Here I used a piece from the Word Pack #18.  I gave it a coat of metalic and textured Shimmerz Texturez 'Teal Me No Lies'.


I also created a background color block behind my photo area using Shimmerz 'Glorious Day' and 'Chocolate Brownie' paints....and added a little Heidi Ho Blue into the design so that it looks like some ofthe color bled off the chipboard blooms onto the background design.


I used a bit of the DA foliage with some of the scatter blossoms from the Spring Blossoms #2 pack to  create my own little 3rd floral cluster.  I love that these floral chippies come with the extra tiny blooms, allowing you to get creative with your design!


I also did a little bit of stamping on my background design using a few of my own stamp designs (script stamp and chicken wire stamp....available at The Scrapbook Diaries).

I hope you enjoyed my project and video and hope you will get a little scrap time in this week....we all need a little creative therapy sometimes don't we!  Don't forget to play in this months Inspiration Board Challenge....be sure to use Dusty Attic chipboard in your design and to post a link to your project in the right side column of this blog!  For those of you looking for Dusty Attic Chipboard online in USA (also ship Internationally), you can find loads of Dusty Attic Chipboard at The Scrapbook Diaries and Moments of Tranquility.  Happy Scrapping! xo


20 comments:

Гуля said...

Very beautiful work!Thank you for master class .

Romy said...

Oh wow, the watercolour look on your lay-out is SO beautiful! I absolutely love what you did on this lay-out! The flowers look so pretty and I also love that picture of you!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful layout! I love the technique used on the butterflies!

Lisa Landry said...

So dainty & pretty! Love the colors and the choice of chippies!

Janene said...

beautiful page and pictures!!!! So pretty o all accounts!

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Hi Gabrielle, your selfie looks so wonderful, you used beautiful colours, I love the design.
LG Petra

Di Garling said...

Great tutorial Gabbi, love the whole watercolour look. Beautiful layout.

Joi at RR said...

Just beautiful in every way - your photos (stunning), your watercolors, your design... all so peaceful, soft and very special. Thanks BUNCHES for the great tutorial too. j.

jenny back said...

I am loving this layout Gabrielle. There is a wonderful stillness about it, the pictures, choice of chipboard pieces and the colours all add up to something rather wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Now am i brave enough to try this..................

Lizzyc said...

HI..another inspirational layout, love how you colored the chippies.. love the colors you used too... they look so good together.. and i did not know you could take the chippies apart if they were wet... bonus!!! hehe! beautiful photos too.. thanks for sharing the video.. always love seeing them...

Jacqueline said...

So beautiful, love the tutorial and those butterflies are stunning.
Thanks for sharing.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much Jenny, Hope you have a lovely, creative weekend! xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much Jenny, Hope you have a lovely, creative weekend! xo

mommyx2 said...

So pretty!! Every media you touch is breathtakingly beautiful!

Win Dinn said...

Love the soft, light look of this project. Fantastic!

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing this great video, Gabrielle. I just love the watercolour effect. Something new to try.

Love Julie x

phamil said...

I just LOVE your watercolor look here, this is such a soft and pretty page, the colors are just dreamy. Just a super stunning and beautiful page as always!!!! lOVE IT!

Diane said...

Another very Lovely Layout. Love when you use purples, my fav.
Hugs,
Diane

Denise van Deventer said...

I am such a big fan myself of watercolours...so this is just a HUGE hit for me! ;-) I love everything about this page...the softness, the colouring, the beautiful details! An absolute favourite for me! ;-)

Scrappinkar said...

This is really beautiful, Gabi--not just for the lovely selfies that you took (do you ever take a bad photo)? I love watercolor and Hydrangeas and the color combination is my favorite to use in my projects! It's simply gorgeous!

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