i spent the weekend at a low key crop and managed to get 4 layouts completed. First i used my new cell theory stencil
instead of using the stencil for the background i decided i wanted to use the stencil for the foreground. First i created the tag (description below) and then layered the layout together. I added journalling along the right side and used a texture stamp to add distress around picture edges.
Once the layout was completed added the stencil around the outside edges with modelling paste (used white modeling paste, didn't tint first)
for the tag i painted with scattered straw distress paint, before it was dry i ran my palette knife through the paint to create woodgrain then allow to dry. Once dry ink with walnut distress ink, the distress ink with settle in where you have scratched off the paint. Wipe off the excess distress ink that is sitting on top of distress paint. I added the same textured on the tag bottom and rub ons on the top. Finally paper clip, title, and jouralling tag.
The water pipe pieces from prima work perfectly for this layout.
once the modelling paste dried i painted the raised bubbles with a combination of distress paint stormy sky and dylusions blue spray. Along the bottom i painted in between the bubbles with watered down black soot distress ink, dark to light from bottom up.