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Monday, 30 July 2012

Metallics - It's better Together

I'm really excited as this is my 1st scrapbook page for the Tando blog, this weeks theme is using metallic colours. I decided to use silver and some golden papers and sequin waste.  I used the Tando chipboard bird cage and birds  set which fitted perfectly with the sketch at Once Upon A Sketch, and the 2 birds go well with the theme of friendship.

I firstly coated my chipboard bird cage with white gesso, applying a thick and bump layer with my brush.  Next I sprinkled on some silver embossing powder in different areas whilst the gesso was wet.  Next I heated it all up with a heat gun to emboss the silver, but it also makes the gesso bubble a bit too and adds to the aged effect.  I cut my papers out to cover the birds and then went around the edge of each of the shapes with the gesso, and added a little pearl for their eyes.  The other Tando product you might spy is the Harlequin mask.  I added a little detail at either side of the picture by sponging some distress ink through it. 



Karen said...

This is a beautiful LO, I love the 'ragged' edges on it :D x

Carol said...

gorgeous layout Katherine - a really eyecatching page!

Gez said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous layout

Angelnorth said...

Great LO, I love the effect on the bird cage (and I always like to see birds on the right side of the bars!) and the baker's twine circle looks fab!

Di said...

Such a gorgeous layout Katherine :)