Hello "REAL" people, it is Mary-Ann here. I just wanted to share "My Chalk Family!" layout with you. Just recently I attended an open house at a new store front location and got my hands dirty with some really cool product. I felt like that really clean girl in a fancy fluffy dress, not wanting to play in the mud puddle with all her friends. But, with much encouragement from my mixed media friends, I jumped in....with only one foot! I enjoyed seeing the creations of others and decided I would buy Gesso. What? I am still not sure what it is but I like it. I tried my hand at what I thought was reaching WAY outside the box, for me! This is what I started with.
Lily Bee papers, Gesso, a template and my super cute chalk art photos!
Then I thought that the white Gesso was to stark on my choice of blue paper, so I dug deep and found some old blue embossing powder when I dug out my heat gun to help dry my Gesso. Maybe that is why I am not hard-core mixed-media, I have not patience when allowing things to dry. I like instant gratification folks and my heat gun helped. So did the powder! LOOK!
After I changed the Maya Road wood frame with distress ink, I added Gesso and embossing powder to the bottom. Which I actually turned on its side. I added stitching to help hold some of my embellishments in place. I layered papers, tucked tags and added random chipboard pieces. I also added the perfect color flair from A Flair For Buttons - My Life Words 1.
I added some more little touches of My Mind's Eye enamels, Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks and twine.
Here you can see that I changed the wood banners with ink and embossing powder like before and the word "awesome" with green paint. I added another flair and a chunky heart!
Ta-da, a Mary-Ann style layout with a mixed media twist! Thanks for getting a "little" dirty with me!