First, I primed all the chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint-easy peasy:
I used Faber Castell Texture Gems to draw random lines and squiggles on the flourishes for added texture, then added another layer of white paint when that was dry.
I like the irregularity they add; I then brushed them with ColourArte Twinkling H2Os in Iridescent Blue and Meridian.I dabbed a little Lemondrop Silks here and there on these as well when I was using it on the fairy.
For the aforementioned fairy, I first covered her with white glue and then sprinkled clear glass glitter onto the glue.
She looked quite pretty and sparkly just like that, but I felt like she got a little lost among the vibrant colours on the page, so I lightly brushed on ColourArte Silks in Lemondrop;the sparkle of the glass glitter still showed through, but the yellow brought the fairy to life where she sat upon the blue flower.
I used white flocking on the last piece; it is Queen Anne's lace, but I thought the shape was close enough to the head of a seeded dandelion to fit in here....now make a wish and blow!
I added some cheesecloth here and there to continue the feeling of dandelion fluff-I love the added bit of texture it adds to a project:
I did some stencilling with blue and yellow texture paste and added a few spritzes of glimmer mist in both colours as well, and added some random border punching and inked edges.
I love adding a variety of textures to all of my layouts, and my Gypsy Soul Lasercuts give me perfect surfaces to do just that-I always enjoy seeing different ways to finish these great pieces, and look forward to seeing your creations! Have a terrific and creative week! xoxo
GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED
Queen Anne's Lace
Garden Fairies medium
OTHER ITEMS USED
Authentique Felicity papers
ColourArte Twinkling H2Os
Prima stencils and flowers
Faber Castell Texture Gems