Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bath time

This is a pic taken of my oldest son when he was just a sweet little baby. It's been hiding in a box for years so I was so excited to finally get an opportunity to scrap one of his baby pics. I wanted to try something completely new for this LO. Ever since I started playing around with mixed media gels and pastes I've wanted to cover an etire bg with it. You know, just to see what would happen...LOL!
I started covering the centre of my cardstsock where I planned to place my photograph with some masking tape which I could remove once the pastes were done. I then covered the rest of the surface area of the cs with some molding paste. I used a palett knife to smooth the paste out. I also stamped into the paste with my script stamp.
In some areas I added some Golden extra coarse pumice gel which dries to a very rough texture......absolutely YUMMY!!! In some aread I added some more texture to the molding paste by tapping my finger over the paste creating peaks. These are just gorgeous when you add colour to the dried paste at the end.

I also added some glass beads to some of the areas. All I dis was add the beads while the molding paste was still wet. Because these are slow drying products, you'll have pleanty of time to do this.

I altered this gorgeous Dusty Attic corner flourish with some silver acrylic ink and then added some rhinestones to finish it off.
Last but not least I made a flower cluster in the corner and broke up a Prima vine which I then added to the flower cluster.

For those of you who have never played with gels and pastes, I have one things to say......You're missing out BIG TIME!!! They are so much fun and add incredible texture to your projects. You can add just small amount as I have done to past layouts or you can go the whole hog and cover everything like I did here. Either way, you'll lov ethe results!!


  1. Looooove this page!!!!!!!!! Looks like you had a blast! I like the idea of using the masking tape for the placement of the photo and all the little peaks and stamps on the background:) Very eclectic elegance!!

  2. Wow! What a fabulous technique! It came out gorgeous!