IMAGINE – Black Gesso & Scrapbooking Layouts

Hi everyone!  I am excited to share this layout I created with a photo from our recent beach trip.  I took this photo from a sunset picnic and it inspired the use of this tiny stencil ‘Remnant’ called Sun Flare.imagine-final

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I wanted to keep the layout simple with just a few colors.  I thought the Black Gesso would make a wonderfully dramatic background for the Gold Gesso and the colors from the photo.2016-10-13-20-43-08I started by brushing an even layer of the Black Gesso onto a piece of plain white textured cardstock.  This Gesso is really great because it dries so quickly and doesn’t warp the paper very much. 2016-10-13-20-50-28The Black Gesso is a nice Matte finish and almost looks like chalkboard paint.  It also really highlights the Gold so well.2016-10-13-22-51-35I mixed the Gold Gesso with the plain Modeling Paste and used it with the small ‘Sun Flare Remnant’ stencil by Rebekah Meier. 2016-10-13-23-12-44After the gold dried, I used the 12×12 ‘Inspired Words’ to stencil the word IMAGINE vertically down the page, using the ‘Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste.’ 2016-10-13-23-17-24

2016-10-13-23-18-17This Light & Fluffy paste is the most awesome medium to work with! 2016-10-13-23-22-33I added lots of painted wood veneers over and around the photo and stenciled areas. 2016-10-13-23-43-04

2016-10-14-12-57-59I loved using the Sun Flare stencil along with this photo of the sun setting behind my daughter…love using the inspiration and the literal symbolism together.imagine-final

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!


TCW2115 – Doodling Template Sun Flare Remnant

TCW585 – 12×12 Doodling Template Inspiring Words

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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