I diecut the Cogs from chipboard before applying the Flat Shot/Clear Gesso mixture randomly, drying with a heat tool and then randomly applying (and heat setting) the Queen Sheba’s Silver and Midnight Gold Embossing Powders using the Versamark ink as an adhesive.
I randomly applied swipes of the Magicals and the Golden Heavy Body Acrylic to the layout and layers once everything was put together.
I used the circles template, Versamark Ink and Midnight Pewter Obsidian Embossing Powder to create the glossy/pearly spots on the background.
Some of the other techniques I applied to this Mixed Media layout are distressing and inking the edges, misting and flicking the Lindy’s Starburst, fussy cutting page elements, stamping with the Newsprint stamp and Silver ink, collaging Tissue Wrap with Matte Medium and dimensional layering with foam adhesive.
The photograph is of Milton playing the Cornet with the Gladstone Municipal Band after the Main Service at Anzac Day this year. He had a very full day starting with singing (with school) at the Dawn Service followed by marching in two parades (Boyne Island and Gladstone) with the Band. After each Parade there is a Service where they play the Anthems and Hymns, and then give a short concert style performance for anyone still in the Park. The band plays some wonderful old tunes in these little concerts, many of which are favourites of the Veterans from their younger days.
And this is the fabulous sketch for this challenge, which I urge you to create with at the AFSC Blog:
Products I have used:
Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time Patterned Papers
Hazel & Ruby Tissue Wrap
American Crafts Thickers
Crafters Workshop Circles Template
Couture Creations Mesh Die
Tim Holtz Arrow and Cogs Sizzix Dies
Prima Newsprint Stamp
Colop Date Stamp
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Mist – Tainted Love Teal
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Shot – Merci Beacoup Mint (mixed with Liquitex Clear Gesso)
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical – Mad Hatter Mint Green
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powders – Queen Sheba’s Silver, Midnight gold, Midnight Pewter Obsidian
Archival Jet Black Inkpad
Versacolor Silver Inkpad
Versafine Smokey Gray Inkpad
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Iridescent Gold (Course) Golden Matte Medium
Liquitex Clear Gesso
Zig Mangaka 08 Black Pen