Hello Roadies! Are you enjoying this swap week with Maya Road & Tombow? Today you get two pieces of inspiration from Anne Jo & Me (Ronda). Let's take a look at Ania's layout which is simply stunning. She explains all the nooks & crannies of this colorful layout.
When my niece got confirmated this fall, I (Ania) helped doing my sister's hair. While I totally forgot to snap a photo of it myself, my step-father snapped not only a photo of the result, but also a few of me in action. Whee! So even if I don't like having my photo taken, I don't mind that awfully much when I'm actually doing something I want to remember....sort of!
I love the die cut kraft butterflies! First I stamped it with houndstooth clearstamp and the pure white pigment ink, changed my mind and went over the whole die cut with the deep rose pigment inkpad...which is the reason why the pink color seem so alive since there's lighter patches in between where it's layered over the white ink..
As for adhering patterned paper to the chipboard I found the tombow mono vellum adhesive to be perfect for this purpose...it does not make the Maya Road chipboard come easily off when rolling (not in my experience), and is yet strong enough to make the paper really stick.
I even used it on the portrait chipboard (which was gessoed then sprayed with Sunflower Yellow mist)...let it dry, added vellum adhesive all over then sprinkled iridescent glitter all over..tapped off the excess and the glitter stayed on, leaving a fine, even layer of sparkle.
I (Ronda) really wanted to use the tombow dual brush pens so I decided to make a tag. I first applied a layer of gesso on the background and then applied a light coat of diluted turquoise maya mist. Next I layered on some colors using tombow dual brush pens. I used process yellow, sap green, and cyan building up layers, blending the colors by using both the colorless blender pen and some water & a paintbrush. I love that these pens blend so easily. I also sprinkled some White Out Mist on the background to create drops of snow.
Once I had my background completed, I added some stamped images using the new vintage 2013 stamp. I colored the snowflake chipboard pieces with purple pen. I went back over the pieces with the colorless blending pen to lighten some of the areas. Next I sprayed the pieces with iridescent pearl mist. I stamped the "Let it Snow" with the Just my Type Stamp set.
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