Hello and Happy Monday! Tina here today to kick off our February project tutorials! If you haven't had a chance to see the February Mixed Media kit, here it is again!
The February Kit is one of my personal favorites. I love the romantic themed elements, combined with the wonderful PanPastels.
Today, I will share with you how I created a Love Quote Mini Album. This would be a perfect gift for a friend who needs a little pick-up and reminder of what love means.
Cover each page with a thin layer of gesso. Dry.
Grab your favorite stamps and Versamark Watermark ink. Stamp 1 page.
Grab a Softt tool and PanPastel. Dab tool onto PanPastel cake and rub onto page. The watermark ink will act as a reverse resist and grab the PanPastel.
Once you are happy with the coverage and color vibrancy, spray a thin layer of hairspray/fixative/water to set. Dry.
Using the stamp image as a guide, doodle in and around image with pens and Gelatos. Keep layering color with pen doodles.
When happy with a page, fix with hairspray, fixative, or water.
Repeat the same process on each page of journal, using a different stamp.
On backside of each stamped page, rub PanPastel in coordinating color and fix.
Draw a whimsical square on each page and color with Gelatos.
Type (or write) favorite love quotes and adhere inside square.
Add buttons to random pages. I used Gelatos on my buttons to grunge them up a bit.
This technique with PanPastels is one of my favorites. I hope you try it on your next project.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!