Here is my layout for the Blue Fern Studio February Sketch challenge
The sketch had a valentines look to it so I used these pictures of my
daughter and her boyfriend.
I made the background by first covering most of the page with gesso.
I distressed the edges with a distress tool, some tearing and an edge punch. I then colored the background with gellatos and several colors of mist. I used texture paste and a stencil, stamping, embossing, washi tape, and some rub ons too.
Here is a close up of the texture
I colored the Blue Fern Chipboard (I love this stuff!) first with black chalk ink.
Then I painted over it with iridescent gel medium, and applied some random blotches of texture paste. Finally I splashed on some watered down acrylic paint and sprinkled distress glitter over it all. I think it gave it an interesting look.
I finished everything off with a floral cluster, some cheese cloth, a few resin pieces, a really cool looking big crystal brad and some pearls.
Blue Fern Chipboard used:
Blooming Foliage, Winter Titles