Friday, September 14, 2012

Tales of a Craft class Junkie: Gesso and Denim

I like to use scraps. It always feels nice to know that I got the most use possible out of something with a minimum of waste. I often hate throwing out scraps from my layouts. I am always on the lookout for ways to incorporate them into future pages.I learned a fabulous, yet simple technique in Gesso: It's not just a Primer.   I made a page base which utilized denim scraps and gesso.You might remember me saying you would have to stay tuned to see the layout I made with the page base...well, here it is! It was created for the Friday Color palette at the Scrapbook News and Review blog.

JuJuBee and Her Plastic Easter Egg by Christy Strickler 
Supplies CardStock: Colorbok; Markers: Bic Mark-It; Gesso: Grumbacher; Digital Frame: Pixlr-o-matic; Mist: Ranger, Homemade; Tape: My Mind's Eye; Flowers: Sassafrass, Maya Road; Ribbon: Maya Road; Tag: Making Memories; Brads: Pink Paislee; Stickers: Lil' Davis Designs; Rub-on: Imaginesce; Other: Denim; glass beads, metal buttons

My son's kitten decided that she loves plastic Easter eggs. We let her keep one and, months later, she still plays with it. We hide treats inside it for her. She loves batting it around and finding ways to break it open for the treat inside.

I chose to use the blue and green color palette quite simply because the egg is green. there are a few Easter themed embellishments to support the layout's theme. Once again, I find myself not using the Easter themed papers I have in my supplies. More proof that one need not buy themed papers. I will confess that I do not have plans to purge the themed papers from my supplies. I almost always find a use for everything!

You have seen two layouts today made with techniques I learned from Gesso: It's not just a Primer. there are many more and though I may not keep featuring the gesso class on my blog, rest assured that you will see lots of gesso based projects in the future. There were so many wonderful ideas that I gleaned from this class. I will definitely be going back and reviewing what I have learned so that I can incorporate more new techniques into my layouts.

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