Hello and welcome back 49 and Market friends.
Today I am back with my first share for May. This time around I decided to do something a little grungy and masculine. The project features a photo of my husband who much prefers not to be the center of any of my projects, but here he is. I hope you like it.
I adore the collection Old School and every now and then I take a sheet of it out to see what I can be inspired by. This time around it was the “High School” sheet. I love the grunginess of this paper and thought that something a little seaside would work well. I primed my paper and added in some matting from a second piece of the paper using the “b” side. I turned my background page around giving it a completely different look. I find that turning the paper makes the difference in how you would sometimes use it. And it was so for this. I attached the photo and matting and then added in some textures using a slate paste mixed with Texture Sand.
I think went to work trying to replicate the rocks on the shoreline where my husband is standing. I wasn’t so happy with the outcome of this, but not everything works every time. Again I used the Slate Paste with the Texture Sand and this time I added in Art Stones. I applied this very thickly and allowed it to dry. I painted
it randomly using Black Onyx Liquid Pearls to help keep it a little shiny. I then brushed over it with Frank Garcias Artisan Powders. I then went to work on priming two packs of the “Timeless” archival boards. The archival boards were dressed in acrylic paints in the shades of Rainy Day and Cool Grey. Highlights were made on the Archival Boards using Black Soot distress inks. I went to work on cutting the Archival Boards in halves and finding where they sat well on my project.
I love the look of layers and I tried to achieve this by adding in some more textures using some distressed cheesecloth. This also created more movement on the page.
I added in an extra laser cut clock I found from the Vintage Remnants Laser cut pack #2. I cut this in half and added it along with the anchor that I found from the “Escape” Archival Boards. I also added in a few shells and a couple of flowers that were colored with the Artisan Powders. The title “Timeless” was dressed with a thick application of the Black Onyx liquid pearls. I finally added in some random stamping using 49andMarket’s “Snapshots of Yesterday” Stamp set and archival ink in Watering Can. Lastly, I added in some white gesso splatters to help brighten the layout a little.
49 and Market products:
Laser Cut Shapes
Frame Set n°2
Snapshots of Yesterday
- Dusty Attic Stencil – Cobblestone
- White and Clear Liquitex Gesso
- Liquid Pearls – Black Onyx
- Archival Ink – Watering Can
- Frank Garcia – Artisan Powders Umber, Clay and Black
- Finnabair’s Art Stones Mega
- Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste – Slate
- Little Birdie Texture Sand
- Acrylic Paints Rainy Days and Cool Grey
Well, that is all from me today. I do hope you like my project. Stay tuned for more design team inspiration coming your way tomorrow.
Until next time take care and happy crafting.