Athanasia Loves Shoes!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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! 





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8 Responses to “Athanasia Loves Shoes! ”

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

I love to see your pages Athanasia! You give in such detail.. what you do to your pages. I feel as though I was there watching you put it together! I love shoes too.. my legs don't!! lol Great page here!

Ольга - Juchok said...

very beautiful page! Sandals is a dream!

Ewa M said...

Beautiful !!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the colors and the textures!!!

Marion Armitage said...

Beautiful page... Love the detail.

Lori Apgar said...

Darling page!!! Love all your little goodies!!

MichelleMc said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and details!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fab and beautiful LO. Love it!!!!