dimanche 29 septembre 2019

September challenge on More Than Words

Hi everyone!

Long time no see!
Here is my latest layout inspired by the September More Than Words Challenge.

Word Inspiration - ORIGINS
Creative Challenge - YOUR COUNTRY COLOURS
My ORIGIN is Canada. My boy proudly wears his hat with the maple leaf, that is the canadian flag symbol, during our trip to New-Brunswich this summer.
I decided to interpret this challenge using the COLOURS of my country's flag (White and red) 
Also, I used the Lindy's squirt whose color is "Oh Canada Crimson"

Materials used:

See you soon ladies xx

mardi 3 septembre 2019

Summer Tone Watercolor Layout for Beginners

Hi Lindy’s lovers!

Valerie here and I’m back today with a really easy summer tone scrapbook layout perfect for beginners. I created a step-by-step for you to demonstrate how to use different colors on a watercolor background.


I used 3 colors (South Shore Sand, C’est la vie Cerise, Kissin’ Kenickie Coral)


As usual, I started with a thin coat of clear gesso over my patterned paper. Now, I can use my sprays – spray on one color at time.
It’s very important to let each color dry or use the heat gun to dry the surface after each color.


I use a paper towel to sponge the excess liquid in between each color.



I created some splashes with a brush to create a water drop effect.



When your background is done, you can continue your layout with the addition of some textures. I used a piece of cheesecloth to add a beautifully fluffy texture.


After that, I mixed art stones and 3D matte gel and I applied the mixture on my layout.


The 3D gel will be clear once dry.


This is my finished layout.


Here are some close-ups of my finished page.




Lindy’s Products

Other Products
  • Patterned paper, clear gesso, 3D gel, art stones, Cuts to love, flowers
See you soon ladies!
Have a very nice day,
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Background collage technique for Lindy's stamp gang

Hi Lindy’s lovers!

Valerie here and I’m back today with a special background collage technique, it’s very simple to create and adds lots of wonderful colors and textures on your background. You can use magazine pages or books, rice papers or any thin papers.

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First of all, choose your collage papers and 3-4 sprays which fit well with your color palette.

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As usual, I started with a thin coat of Clear Gesso over my paper.
After that, I used a stencil and Modeling Paste to create texture on my background.

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Then, I ripped pieces from my collage papers and I glued here and there on my background with 3d Gel Medium.

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When it’s dry, I covered the pieces with another coat of Clear Gesso.  I love the effect of the Moonshadow spray to create a dark effect. I used 5 colors on this watercolor background: Pegleg Pete Purple, Moonlit Mulberry, Phantom Fuchsia, Blazing Black, Witch’s Potion Purple.

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I added my sprays using brush and I added one color at a time, then I added water to create paler colors.

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Don’t forget to let your background dry after each color. You can use a heat gun too to hurry things up.

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Add photos and embellishments and my layout is finished.

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Lindy’s Products

Other Products
  • Maremi’s Small Art paper, stencil, die-cuts and phrase stickers, clear gesso, 3D gel
See you soon ladies!
Have a very nice day,
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