Hello peeps! Have another lo to share which will be my last using the Scraps of Darkness (SOD) July kit. What I like best about this lo is that I used many scraps left over from the kit and my stash. I love using up what I have on hand....if you could only see what I have on hand....I need more ROOM!! Here's my grandson, Chase, in his graduation photo from Kindergarten. Doesn't he look like McCauley Caulkin from "Home Alone"???
I wanted to play with textures and paint splatters on this layout. It's so much fun and very liberating. Starting with a plain white piece of cardstock, I covered it up with gel medium. I had run out of the matte, so had to use gloss, which shows all the brush strokes and is real shiny. It's not my favorite, but I was in a "use what you have on hand" mode. Next I used modeling paste and an older stencil with triangle designs. I wanted a geometric feel to the layout. I drew around some of them with a black pen to make them stand out. Once everything dried I sprayed the around the area where the photo, mats, etc., would be located. I used silver, black and blue inks and gesso to make the paint splatters. Next I stamped like crazy using a Bo Bunny stamp. Here's how it looks:
Using the Kaisercraft "Junk Yark" papers from the kit I cut banner strips and used the scraps I snipped from the tail I made the large arrows in the center of the page. I also used a left over brown paper bag to make some tags. The script mat behind the photo is actually a page I tore out of an old engineering textbook that a friend gave me. He had tried to give them away and even the Universities in Africa wouldn't take them, as they were published more than 10 years ago. I also made little pennant rosettes and topped them off with buttons and stars. The other flowers are from older kits from SOD. Oh, and the little piece of acetate that I placed over the photo doesn't show up in real life like it does in the photo.
I hope you enjoyed my blog today and that you have a wonderful week...summer is fading fast...