Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gesso and Shimmerz - a beautiful combo!

Hey, it's Lucy with some messy fun - gesso, Shimmerz and crumpling!! I was working with the Earth Love line from Cosmo Cricket and wanted to create a textured background to my layout. Here's how I did it:

I dry brushed over the background paper with gesso and let it dry. Then misted with Licorice Spritz and Baby's Breath Spritz for a pearly irridescence. Crumple the paper while it is still damp with the Spritz and let it dry for a gorgeous, textured effect!

A simple easy way to spice up your next project!

Have a great week!



Danielle said...

GORGEOUS layout!!! I don't think you have created anything I don't absolutely LOVE!!!

Angela W said...

Love it! Thanks for the idea!

Joanie said...

Beautiful!!!! What a great idea!

Leslie Ashe said...

absolutely STUNNING Lucy!!!!

Jenniwren32 said...

Beautiful, Lucy! Loving all that texture!!!

Stac said...

So Awesome! I love all the textures and layers.