I have a PRIZE PACK to be won so check for that at the bottom of this post~!
It was time for a good ol' fashioned art journal page! I don't have a video for this one because my journal pages tend to take me a very long time. I do a little bit at a time and leave it alone for a bit. I do have a photo tutorial, though! yippee :)
First steps are basics... I created a COLLAGE (our theme!) using torn papers from an old Dear Lizzy pad. I adhered all the pieces with gel medium and let it dry. Then I coated the whole page with a thin layer of gesso and let that dry.
I wanted to do a teal/pink page so I painted large brush strokes up and down the page in a variety of blue shades and pink shades.
Now it's time for some stamps! I used some hearts from a couple Unity Stamp SMAK kits. I stamped them with my Twinkling H2O's in a teal and a pink. Then I applied gesso to the inside of the larger hearts.
Now to finish off the background I added rub-ons throughout the page...
Now I have to add my cupid! I wanted to incorporate a mini collage on the cupid...
I tore a lot of mini pieces of paper from the Studio Calico "Classic Calico" pad and adhered them all around the cupid with gel medium. Once it was completely dry, I intricately cut around the entire thing with my craft knife. Finally, I shaded the cupid with black and silver Gelatos.
I glued on my cupid, added an arrow rub on, and stamped the sentiment...
The sentiment reads "The best is yet to be" and is from the Unity January SMAK kit.
Now time for the close ups!
I hope you enjoyed my photo tutorial! I haven't left you completely video-less though... today I'm up on the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog with another Valentine project... and a video! So stop there and check it out!
I have one prize pack to give away to a lucky commenter! Leave a comment on all of my "5 for 5" posts and you'll be entered for a chance to win! One comment = one entry! 5 comments = 5 entries! Good luck!
Make sure to visit the rest of the designers in this hop!
RACHEL - www.rwkrafts.com (that's me!)
ALANNA - http://damoses.blogspot.com/
Ranger Craft Mat http://goo.gl/qQSwxt
Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Rub Ons - http://goo.gl/fhv9gL
Twinkling H2O’s http://goo.gl/qpCxxs