Hello everyone, it's Athanasia here! I'm hosting the blog today and I have a little secret to share... I love shoes! Actually I have an obsession for any type or style of them and I just can't have enough :) I wanted for a long time to make a page about it, so here it is!
In order to create a mixed media background I used quite a few stamps, a mask, inks, mists, gelatos and gesso. I always do this to create texture and give dimension to my pages, but this time I also did a new technique, something different to have more fun while I was playing with my stuff. I realized that I haven't used my embossing powder for a very long time, so I decided to give it a shot with my mask (to the past I used embossing powder only with stamps) and leave aside my 'precious' gesso (of course I used gesso, but only here and there with my spatula:). I applied the VersaMark watermark stamp pad directly on the mask, then I removed the mask and spread the embossing powder. Of course at the end you' ll have to heat it with the heat tool - it is not so easy or quickly like using the gesso, but I totally recommend this technique, the result is amazing, trust me!
As a final touch I love to make doodles and outlines on my projects with a permanent pen (usually black) like I did with the big star. This star is made of watercolor cardstock and has a perfect surface to work with many different media on it. I just love it on my page!
Well, that's all for today, until the next time have a lovely crafty rest of weak!