Together – Mixed media layout by Pascale B.

Together - Mixed media layout by Pascale B.

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on 49 and Market blog with a new layout featuring the Vintage Artistry Essentials. This new collection is just amazing to work with and especially with vintage photos. This one is a family treasure taken in the ’20s of one of the great-grandmothers of my children with her sister.

Together - Mixed media layout by Pascale B.

I tore the Affirmative paper from the VA Essentials in two and I glued one piece on top of the Airy paper. Then I primed the background with clear gesso.  I added some VA Essentials rub-ons.

Together - Mixed media layout by Pascale B.

I primed some resin elements with black gesso. Next, I colored them with different waxes starting with the darkest (Bronze Age) and finishing with the brightest (White Gold). I applied the same waxes to the metallic embellishments. I glued a laser-cut butterfly from the 6×8 VA Essentials Pack under a cabochon and selected a few elements from the Essentials Ephemera Bits and the Foliage pack that I wanted to add to my layout. The Foliage pack is a mix of plastic leaves and butterflies.

Together - Mixed media layout by Pascale B.

I started the composition with the biggest elements: the frame and the biggest Enchanted Petals flowers. Then, I continued with the smallest. I layered the flowers, the resin elements, and the metallic pieces with Ephemera Bits, Foliage, and laser-cut elements.

Together - Mixed media layout by Pascale B.

When everything was glued, I added glass glitters, microbeads, and glitters. To finish, I added some color around the composition in grey-green shades to match the color of the Affirmative paper that I’ve glued at the top of the background.

Together - Mixed media layout by Pascale B.

I had a change of mind and decided that the contrast between the color of the flowers and the rest of the composition was too important. So I decided to some color but not too much. I applied first white gesso, then Bodacious Blush ink. Sorry I didn’t record this last part of the process.

As usual, I recorded the process of making this layout. I hope you will enjoy it.

49 and Market products:

Vintage Artistry Essentials

Vintage Artistry Essentials

Vintage Artistry Essentials
6×8 Collection Pack

Vintage Artistry Essentials
Ephemera Bits

Vintage Artistry Essentials

Vintage Artistry Essentials

Binder Clips
Antique Bronze
Enchanted Petals - Parchment
Enchanted Petals
Maura’s Vineyard

Other products:

  • Starburst – Lindy’s Gang (Sea Moss Green, Green With Envy, Silent Night Silver, Bodacious Blush);
  • Moonshadow Mist (Malachite Green);
  • Moulds – Prima (Vincennes Hardware, Grungy Frames);
  • Art Alchemy Waxes – Finnabair Prima (Bronze Age, Aged Brass, Vintage Gold, White Gold);
  • Art Basic – Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, Black Gesso, White Gesso, ).

I hope you enjoy reading this post and watching the video.
See you soon!