I love dimension in my layouts so for the foundation I took some cardstock and ran it through a Sizzix embossing folder "wood grain" and also inked the embossing folder to give the texture an old wood appeal. Then I cut the cardstock in strips and distressed the edges. To create dimension, every other strip of cardstock I applied cardboard to the back and that raised up those strips on my layout. This provided a "shiplap" look. The photo used really provided my color palette for the layout, so I kept it pretty neutral with pops of red and black shades provided by Reneabouquets pretty mulberry flowers. All supplies are listed below.
I did use several beautiful board pieces from Reneabouquets and they are gorgeous in their natural state, but I gave each one a little different mixed media touch. The bottom corner is the NEW Wrought Iron Panel.... gorgeous !!!!! I sponged on some green and brown paints and allowed to dry then went over it with Deco Art Crackle Varnish. For the Fancy Fall Tuckins I gave a coat of the crackle varnish and then added a bit of bronze shimmer wax here and there.
The Clockwork gears I painted with black gesso, then crackle varnish and topped also with bronze shimmer wax. The Feather Set I embossed with bronze EP. Then to finish off the layout I included one of Reneabouquets handmade Delicate Beauty Glitter Glass Butterflies. I hope you will give your layouts a sense of dimension by trying out this simple technique... Wishing you a week plump full of goodness and "lazy daze"... hugs
.5 Ounce Sand Chunky Glitter Glass (SOLD OUT)
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