Hey Hey, Happy Wednesday!! So glad you're taking a moment to check out Gina's blog! My name is Tamiko and I am the guest host for the month of July! Ya know, I am totally in awe of the plethora of talent that fills Gina's site! Her Design Team is awesome and knowledgeable! Well on to my project! I will be the first to tell you I am guilty of shopping with my eyes and wanting everything new and trendy! Gina's store is a real call for an #enableralert. Today's project is art journal page and I hope it makes you smile.
When I saw the Bamboo in Gina's store, I knew I had to have it before I even knew why! I was so glad it came in three nicely sized pieces. I am using the large Dylusions journal, so that means my pages are 9x12 inches. I only used one because I like to plan for the future. Yeah that's my story and I am sticking to it! Plus you never know when you need to make a card for a panda loving individual! (haha) I took my bamboo piece and I covered it with gesso.
Then I took my page also covered in gesso and began to lay down some color with my Design Memory Craft Gelatos in various shades of blue. I rubbed it in with my finger and pow.. I had a nicely colored sky!
Proceeded to add some brown and gold gelatos for a ground. To seal and blend my colors, I activated them with matte medium. Then I added my bamboo piece and adhered with my Helmar Premium Craft Glue. After adding several browns and greens to my bamboo I decided I needed a moon and stars for my gorgeous sky. As it all was coming together I went and drew my first panda on some card stock and adhered him to the page with glue. While I usually put a quote or something on my pages, this time I chose not to. What I felt was really missing was a little sparkle in the sky. I quickly grabbed some Faber Castell Glass Beads Glitter Gel. That was the sparkle I needed in the sky and on the ground to create the perfect little twinkle to my chipboard pieces! Here are a few more photos.
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