The great thing about a sketch is that you can use it as a jumping off point, taking a couple of elements that inspire you, or you can translate it faithfully to your layout. In my case, the light swath under the photo looked like a smear of gesso, and that got me going.
I started by laying down a layer of Prima Heavy Black Gesso, and once that was dry began to lay down rusty, weathered layers on top using Distress Paints topped off with rusting powder.
The rusting powder was a bit dark once it had finished reacting. To give it a more textured, rusty appearance, I sanded over the raised areas, and you can see the gorgeous roughened texture in the photo above. It was almost a pity to cover it up!
The Prima vine from Flying Unicorn's October kit was perfect for a grungy layout, partnered it with Flying Unicorn Adornment flowers.
For a final touch, I splattered Izink on the background. Because I had pretreated the background with clear gesso, the ink sits on top of the paper rather than sinking in.
Everyone is welcome to play along with any of our challenges on the Flying Unicorn Forums, and best of all, you can use whatever you've got in your stash - it does not have to have been purchased from the Flying Unicorn Store (though I would encourage you to stop by and have a look as Alda stocks many overseas paper companies that aren't available elsewhere in North America, as well as the brands you know and love). We look forward to seeing what creative direction this week's Mojo Monday sketch takes you. Remember, there is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs for one randomly selected winner!
01. You have one week to create your project using the sketch as an inspiration (it does not have to be a layout, it can be a card, tag etc).
02. You must post your creation into the Mojo Monday thread in order to be eligible for the $10.00 GC.
03. You may use your project for any other monthly forum challenges except for the 'Anything Goes Challenge'
04. Your project must be posted no later than 8:00pm on 10/19/2014
Prima Time Traveler's Memories: Falling Roses, Love Affair, 3x4 ATCs
Prima Heavy Gesso: Black
Liquitex Gesso: Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Antique Bronze, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Broken China
Prima Providence Vine: Bay (578251)
Flying Unicorn Adornments: Fairy Garden, Buzzing Around
Prima Vellum Flowers: 577865