Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ink & Gesso, with a side of Perfect Pearls!

Oh Happy Day! Today I have a very inky layout to share...
You know those days that you wake up way too early... and you just can't get back to sleep? Today was one of those days. I had several things that I wanted to try, so out of the warm bed and into my fluffy socks and to my studio I went!
1. I started with Ranger's Manila Cardstock. I used the 12x12 size.
2. I laid down my mask:
3. ...and then sprayed with various colors of Adirondack Color Wash:
Those are the steps for the foundation of my layout.

I then put some Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line Gesso on to my craft mat and dropped Peeled Paint Distress Ink Re-Inker into it and mixed it up... next I smeared it on to the bottom right of my layout.
Here is a close up of the grouping.. The clock is a rub-on from Studio Calico and the hands are
idea-ology by Tim Holtz. My flowers I cut out of Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas... I peeled off the back to expose the sticky and then adhered Perfect Pearls Powder. I love how they turned out... I used three different colors and they look iridescent!
My title I cut out using the Silhouette Cameo. To get the holes in the paper, I used the Cinch.
So... I had a great morning getting all inky!
Happy Creating!


  1. This is lovely! Love the masking and all the products you discussed.

  2. What a beautiful layout! Gotta try that masking! Cause that is beautiful! :)