This is Alex and Zeke when we first bought Zeke home- Look at that smile!!!! Now it is three years later and he still has that smile, and Zeke is very much our second child.
Now the friendship layout.
I started by brushing on white gesso on background pattern paper.
Added modeling paste through a brick stencil. Once modeling paste is dry spray with water. I like to add the water before color so the color blends and bleeds easier. Next splash with color. Used Lindy's van Dyke Sepia, Buccaneer Bay Blue, Brushed Nickel, Pegleg Pete's Purple. I splattered the pegleg Pete's Purple.
I cut tags, tabs, texture edges, and harlequin with my silhouette from pattern paper and vanilla cardstock.
Distress and ink paper elements. Position everything on the page along with chipboard. At this point the chipboard and harlequin has been left plain.
I painted the harlequin with Pegleg Pete's Purple, I puddled it onto to get it dark and have slight variations in color. You could paint before glueing down but i didn't really know what i was doing still I was doing it.
I painted the chipboard with alchemy paints- metallique steampunk copper, opal magic blue-gold, and metallique black berry. I painted all the chipboard with opal magic blue-gold first then blended on copper and black berry in selected areas. No rhyme or reason to where i added copper and black berry just painted.
I like how the purple turned out, which is weird i am not a purple person. Not even sure why i bought purple lindy's spray but hey it works.
I like the contrast of white in the background from the gesso.
Have a great weekend ladies, maybe a gentleman or two. My family and I are off to Smokey Lake Pumpkin festival in our new to us 1965 Ford Falcon. Below. The husband is very excited, I figure this purchase is worth a couple scrapbook weekends without his moaning and groaning!!!