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2015-06-30

Possibility

Fantastic composition, classic background and amazing final piece!
Dark teal and purple, addition of old gold elements created some sensational effects. Take a look!




Summer is on, but my work for today isn't really bright and shiny ;)
This time I was in a mood for doing something a little bit darker than usual. Dark, distressed a little bit mysterious :)
I started with a wood-like paper from the "Destination Unknown" collection. It's a little bit too dark for my usual works, but this time - it worked perfectly. 



My first step was to add some modeling paste with a flourish stencil. To add a color to a paste I just mixed it with a mica powder. And here's a little trick for you - if you don't have a mica powder in a color you want, you can just mix two or three different colors. I mixed teal with pink, which gave me a beautiful purple color. How cool is that?
I used a paste pretty heavily - you can see that the pattern is raised and beautiful.



I like to add some metal elements, which also work great with a dark and a little bit grunge pieces. The colors of the metal were different - silver, gold, copper. It bothered me a little bit, so I used two colors of the Inka Gold pastes (old Silver and Brown Gold) to tone down the colors a little bit.


  
I really like using chipboards in my works. I like to change the look of them in many different ways but my favourite is to cover them with a black UTEE and then add some shine with a Inka Gold metallic paste. It gives them totally different look - shiny and metallic. They don't even look like chipboards anymore!


The composition is pretty simple and I haven't use a lot of paper here ;) But to add some extra layers and more texture to my LO I added some strips of black paper. I mixed the gel medium with a little bit of silver mica powder and small glass beads. I put this self-made texture paste on the paper through the stencil. And then heavily sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. Adding a little bit of shine with Inka Gold on the edges and beads makes them look very magical :)

 
As you can see - with just a little bit of imagination and few different mixed-media tricks you can do magic :)
Hope you liked it :)


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5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layout and thanks for sharing your color tips.

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  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it!

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  3. Fabulous layout ! Allthough you say it's on the darker side the colors are very exciting. Love the wood looking background. And I adore your embellishments. Thank you for the great tips you also shared.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  4. Very beautiful! Thank you for ideas.

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  5. Very beautiful! Thank you for ideas.

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