Sunday, October 04, 2015

Awesome Pumpkins Layout

i'm in a very autumnal mood at the moment. i'm extra excited for Haloween this year as i'm going to be spending it in the USA! i decided to channel that excitement into a layout. It's inspired by the latest class from Wilna. It's a year long class, so expect to see more Wilna inspired layouts from me in the future. i adore her layouts and her teaching style and i am really loving this class.

Last year rather than carve pumpkins i decided to get crafty with them instead. You can find out all the details of how i decorated them here

In Wilna's class layout she used watercolours, but i don't have any in my mixed media supplies so rather than go out and buy something new, i made do with gelato's & lot's of water to create a similar effect. As always, when using gelatos i prepared my background with gesso first. Once the gelatos had dried, on the top part of the layout i used a roller stamp with some dye ink, the effect is quite subtle.  

As some of the pumpkins in the photos had glittered stems, this silver glitter frame was perfect for this layout. The frame on the bottom left hand side wasn't bought like that. It's actually intended to be gold, i just used the back side and then stamped the diamond pattern with black ink to give it more of a Halloween feel. 

Because my usual style uses mostly patterned paper and few embellishments, it's always refreshing for me to create a layout like this. It typically takes me longer, but i'm always pleased with the results. If you are also taking the class, please level me a comment. I would love to see what you are creating! 


Sian said...

I'm not taking the class. But I have been having a lot of fun lately doing inky and painty backgrounds. Once I made one I couldn't stop! Yours is a beauty

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