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Today I'm sharing my little family mini album that was created using Little Yellow Bicycle's (LYB) 'Poppy' collection and Faber-Castell (F-C) Aquarelle pencils. The two manufacturers have been locked in a product merge this week and both blogs have been a hive of bright and Summery inspiration.
I have used a LYB canvas covered chipboard album which was the ideal medium for the gorgeous FC Gelatos. I'm seriously going to have to get more of these creamy little sticks of colourful fun because they are amazing.
I started by adding some texture paste to my canvas cover by using a chevron template and then colouring over the whole area with the gelatos. I dipped a wide brush into water and set about spreading the gelato colour across the canvas to create an ombre effect radiating from the centre outward. I also coloured the LYB canvas butterfly using the Aquarelle watercolor pencils from F-C and again blending the colours using a wet brush.
At the start of this year I made a conscious decision to work on my journaling, I mean, that's why we scrap isn't it? To preserve the memories. And what good is making a photo look all pretty if we can't remember when it was taken, who was in it and what was happening on the day. So, I signed myself up for the Textuality course at Big Picture Classes run by Amy Sorenson and I have been surprised at how much I've learned in such a short time. I'll be unstoppable now... just you watch me. LOL!
I have printed my journaling onto vellum as I didn't want to lose the gorgeous patterns of the paper underneath. It creates a softer feel too!
Faber-Castell - Mix & Match Yellow Gelatos Colors and Clear Stamp
Faber-Castell - Mix & Match Green 9 Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
Doodlebug Mini Pearls - Beetle black
Mister Huey's Opaque White
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