Hi everyone! Melissa here with a post for Paper House. I love the photorealism of these papers, the colors and details are amazing! My son Nick didn’t want to be goalie at this game, this is his “angry” expression.
To make this page I tore the top layer off a piece of corrugated cardboard. I painted it with yellow and orange acrylic paint. I pressed on some embossing ink around the edges, poured on clear embossing powder, and heated it almost completely. I dry brushed on layers of gold and turquoise paint, sprinkled on linen colored embossing powder, mica flakes, and micro beads. I topped it off with white gesso and pearl mica powder. I put the photo with layers on the soccer paper on some foam core board for dimension.
To pick up on the look of my son’s hair, I sprayed water on a piece of canvas, and pulled out the horizontal threads with a straight pin. After doing that to the four sides, I then applied gesso, then black watercolor.
I used mod podge to adhere two sheets of old scrapbook paper underneath the black cardstock ,to keep the project flat. I applied gesso around the cardboard with a cosmetic sponge, then glued on dry embossing powder to make it look as if there’s dirt on the page.
I pressed die cuts onto an embossing ink pad, and put on gold and copper embossing powder. After I heated them, I dabbed on some turquoise metallic paint. I added some metal pieces and flowers, then topped off the page with a little gesso, followed by pearl mica powder.
Thanks for looking at my page, and I hope you liked it!