Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie here again with another layout that I hope you enjoy! The photo in this layout featured a VERY calm photo I took while on holidays. I thought it would contrast nicely with some yummy texture in the background. I thought that the Kelp Forest TCW498 mini stencil would be PERFECT for this!
Kelp Forest TCW498
I started off by inking with the new Kelp Forest TCW498 mini stencil on the background with some white ink. I then added Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Glistening snow.
I decided a little later that the white on it’s own wasn’t enough so if you look to the picture below you will see some added copper Metallic Melts by re-heating the white metallic melts and sprinkling over some Copper and re-melting. I also added some contrasting blue stencilling with a blue ink pad.
Next I wanted to add some of the same pattern to the foreground of the design. To do this I stencilled with the blue in on a white strip of paper
I also inked the edges with some brown ink to accent it a little more.
Here are some detail pictures of the finished layout. As you can see I added additional texture with some gesso that I added to some bubble wrap and then when dry removed the bubble wrap for some lovely texture pieces ready to add to another layout, as well as some more pattern paper twine and bunting.
I hope you enjoyed my share today and experiment with your stencils too 🙂
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
3 thoughts on “Calm before the storm”
This piece is lovely. I like all the texture.
I soooooo need to try embossing powder with a stencil……thank you for the inspiration Beck!!!
Stunning layout! great background work.