June 13, 2018

Blue Fern Studios - "Creating Yourself" Tattered Walls Collection

I would like to share a new layout for you today for Blue Fern Studios titled "Creating Yourself".  I used the newest Tattered Walls Collection in a dramatic way!  The back sides of the papers are mostly dark and dramatic while the fronts of the papers are really soft and elegant.

At the end of this post I added an outline of how I created my background.  The paper is the back side of the Suite 204 paper.  The butterflies on my background are from the Flutter Music stamp.  I cut Tattered Walls The Reading Room Paper into strips and used Tattered Walls Ephemera as a base for my background.  You can also see I ripped The Reading Room paper and used it as matting behind my picture.


The chain designs are from the For the Birds Stamp set and I embossed them with Napa Valley Embossing Powder.  The Tattered Newsprint Stamp was also used with black solvent ink randomly on my layout.  The pink seedlings on my background are the new Maroon Seedlings.  I also added small amounts of Gilded Rose Glitter in areas on my background.


I cut the Briella's Mini Frame Chipboard into two pieces for the left side of the picture.  For the chipboard on my page, I applied two coats of gesso first.  Then I used the Crackle Texture Stamp with Napa Valley Embossing Powder to emboss the design.  I then painted over it with black watercolor paint.


The large flower is from the Spring Peony & Berries Set.  I took apart the flower in the set and made a smaller version of the flower from the top three sections of petals.  The other teal flower is actually a set of petals from a flower in the Summer Blooms Set.  I took apart the flower and folded it to make it look like a little rose bud.  The white flower here is from the Homespun Blooms Set.  I added Gilded Rose Glitter on the white flower and Marine Glitter on the teal flowers.


In this picture, I used the Elegant Flourish Chipboard piece and cut it into three different pieces to use on the right side of my picture.  The white flower is from the Apricot Blooms set and I made another teal rosebud for the right side of my picture from the Summer Blooms set.


Background Creation - Outline: 

To begin, I chose the Tattered Walls Suite 204 paper, covered it with clear gesso, then used the Flutter Music Stamp with a black solvent ink pad to add the butterflies on the background.  To soften the butterflies, I applied diluted gesso on my background.

I cut the Tattered Walls The Reading Room paper into strips and adhered them and some Tattered Walls Ephemera with matte gel.  After that, I used a pallet knife and randomly added gesso over the strips of paper.

Next I chose a stencil with modeling paste to add more texture.  Using several shades of pink and purple mists, I outlined parts of the strips of paper and spritzed it with water to let the ink run a bit.  I let it air dry then used a pink mist to splatter over my page and I let the splatters air dry.  To soften some of the splatters, you can spritz water on them while wet.

Then I used the Tattered Newsprint Stamp with a black solvent ink pad in several places on my background.  Finally, using the chain from the stamp set For the Birds, I embossed the design up and down the page with the new Napa Valley Embossing Powder.


Products Used:

Paper
Tattered Walls - Suite 204
Tattered Walls - The Reading Room
Tattered Walls - Ephemera

Chipboard
Elegant Flourish
Briella's Mini Frames

Flowers
Summer Blooms
Homespun Blossoms
Spring Peony and Berries
Apricot Blooms

Embossing Powder
Napa Valley

Seedlings
Maroon

Stamps
Tattered Newsprint
For the Birds
Crackle Texture
Flutter Music

Glitter
Gilded Rose
Marine

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