The Best Thing To Hold On To

Hello Kaisercraft friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. I am sharing a mixed media layout that I have created using a technique which is something that I admire in other crafters. I have mixed feelings with how my projects turn out when I use mists in my background, but I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and create something in a different style.

PAPERS: Antiquities Collection – P2745 Treasured |P2747 Beloved

KC PRODUCTS: CT960 Antiquities Collectables |CS352 Clear Stamps |CR207 Antiquities Curios|Ink Pads – IP757 Permanent Black|IP724 Bark|Kaiser Mists – KM129 Navy | KM132 Gold| IT493 Designer Template Distressed Dots |F630 Paper Bloom Iceberg |F646 Mini Paper Bloom Buttercream |T321 Craft Glue |T303 Foam Tape

OTHER: Clear Gesso |White Gesso |Modelling Paste |Hemp

One thing that I have discovered that when using mists, is that I find it very difficult to control how much mist goes onto my background when I spray it OR having the mist land where I would like it to go. In my layout (after preparing my paper with clear and then white gesso). I applied the mist straight from the bottle with a paintbrush. I had control of where and how much colour I used.

Once I had added my colour, I could start add my layers of paper. I inked the edges and used mounting foam for definition. I also place the mounting foam only in the centre of the papers in case I want to tuck something in later.

I print my photos at home for my layouts. By adjusting the filter or adding a filter to my photo, it also adds to the overall feel I wanting to capture. As the tones of this collection are muted, I toned things down in my photo.

The collectables provide so many wonderful embellishments to each collection. I always open my packet and pull out what I want to use and go from there. You can tuck them in and behind your papers to add layers and interest to your layout.

I hope that my thoughts and discoveries may help you try to step outside of your comfort zone when you decide to create next. I hope my suggestions about mists might encourage you to try and use them on a card or even on your next layout!

To download full step by step instructions click here.

To purchase any of the products used, visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.

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