Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Battery Sunset

This page, based on the April Tres Jolie sketch by Kim Heard, features a sunset photo taken by my son at Battery Park in New York City last March with my daughter-in-law and the grandchildren in the forefront and the Statue of Liberty and the New Jersey coastline etched against the sky.

Except for the stamp and StāzOn ink, all of the elements of this layout are from Tres Jolie kits. Most were included in the April shipment; I’ll indicate the exceptions as I go along.

After selecting my base paper and trimming it to 11½” x 11½”, I took out an old Tim Holtz stamp to create areas of texture here and there around the page. (I ended up covering some of the images with my photo, but that’s something I do a lot!). Next, I used a pair of scissors to rough distress all of the edges.
I put this aside and selected my second sheet. I wanted the lighter hue around the border and I also wanted the varied patterns in the center of the sheet, so I cut an 11” square from the center, leaving a 1” border all around. Before attaching this border to the base paper, I glued some packaging to the back to create some stability.

I did some fussy cutting and used my paper trimmer to create a few border strips. Next, I cut two pieces of the remaining paper to size, creating matting for my photo.

The chipboard was painted on both sides with the black gesso from the Mixed Media kit and allowed to dry thoroughly. I cut this large piece into several sections of different shapes and sizes.

And now for the assembly… I inked the borders of my photo with StāzOn ink to give it some definition, then I adhered it to the two matting layers, adding a thin layer of packaging between each piece to create a bit of dimension. Next, I decided where I wanted the chipboard pieces and lightly glued them to the back of the photo. Next came the two long paper strips that I attached to the bottom after distressing and inking the edges with chalk ink. I divided the large fussy cut piece into several sections and arranged them in layers on top and along the side. When I was satisfied, I glued the entire piece to my base.

I placed another piece of the chipboard in the upper corner and added a small polymer column on the side. The matching large column was adhered alongside my photo below.

I used flowers from the March kit as embellishments; the colors were a better match for my photo. I did use a few of the small April flowers, altered with Nuvo mist, as filler. The resin clock piece was also part of the March kit.

The top of my photo still looked bare to me, so I looked through the other papers for an idea when it occurred to me that the Pretty Pale packaging came with a sheet of printed vellum. I cut it into strips and layered it in varied lengths until I was satisfied.

There was one more spot to fill: under the flowers next to the clock. I took the Prima spray and gritting my teeth, I cut two of the “gems” off the vine and glued them down to finish my layout.


49 and Market – Vintage Remnants Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Paper N° 1 #VRP-87988
49 and Market – Vintage Remnants Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Paper N° 4 #VRP-88015

49 and Market – Handmade Flowers – Blossom Blends – Aloe #BB-86134
Prima – Candy Gems Collection – Spray Embellishments – Melon #549381
Prima Marketing – Zella Teal Collection – Flower Embellishments – Fearless #597115
Prima Marketing – Pretty Pale Collection –Flower Embellishments – Sand Dunes #637545
ScrapBerry’s – Set of Polymer Columns – Discover Italy – #SCB26002104
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Moroccan Lattice
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Clock #573300

Prima – Ingvild Bolme – Chalk Fluid Edger – Tin Can #891152
Nuvo – Mica Mist – Antique Gold #571N
Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – Gesso – Black – 2 Ounce Tube #MDM41702
Tsukineko – StāzOn – Solvent Ink – Jet Black #SZ-31

Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set – Mixed Media #CMS125

Duncan Enterprises – Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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