Happy Together

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a mixed media page for Paper House. I love the colors and details on the Discover paper, and just had to use it!

Here is a fun photo of my son and his girlfriend, I think they’re so cute together.

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Supplies Used:

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To make this page I used mod podge to glue the top piece of scrapbook paper to a piece of black cardstock, and glued on two more sheets of old scrapbook paper underneath.I did this so the paper wouldn’t warp from the materials I planned to apply.

 I dabbed on gesso with a cosmetic sponge,let it dry, then put a piece of cheesecloth on, and glued it on in a couple areas with glossy accents. I dipped a brush into gesso, mixed it with a little water on my craft sheet, and flung it on the paper.  I distressed all the edges of the pieces, layered the tags, and put a photo on top. I used foam core board and masking tape between layers, to give it some dimension, while attaching it to the page.

After I had the pieces on, I stenciled on some texture paste.  I made kind of wreath for Aron with dried pressed flowers,dried moss, gold and silver metal chain, rhinestones,feathers,and pearls.

I decided that my arrangement looked too busy with the tags under the top photo, so I brushed gesso on and added some colors. I painted with an aqua blue sparkly water color,and when dry,brushed on then gold mica powder with water. I put on lavender paint, and when dry, brushed on dry pearl colored mica powder.

 I took a piece of black tulle and covered the paper layers with it, I used masking tape  to draw the tulle tight onto the bottom of the layers. I glued some areas on with glossy accents, then cut all the tulle off that wasn’t right on the paper. I put more aqua blue paint on, then silver mica powder.I brushed on dry copper mica powder all over to pick up a color of the sunset. To complement the copper I brushed on turquoise Dylusions ink around the edges, and some on the layers too. The Dylusions made the page work, as it added some “punch”, or definition, to the design.

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You can see some Vintaj metal pieces, seed beads, and glass glitter. I added the adorable  butterflies at the top to kind of tie the page together.

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What a gorgeous sunset!  Thank you for looking, and have a great day.

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