Abuelita (Grandmother) Layout
September 28, 2012
Hello fellow Clear Scraps fans! Let me introduce myself--I'm Karla, better known simply as 'Kay'. It's such an honor to present my debut project for Clear Scraps as one of the newest DT members.
For my first project I decided to go with a layout featuring a Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheet as the base for my page. This would be me & my grandmother back in 1980. My grandmother was a very important part of my life & I remember her fondly (she passed away in 2006). I've been looking for just the right way to pay a bit of tribute to her and this would be it!
I used several techniques in altering my acrylic page. To create the border around my layout, I used a large home-made mask. I then took several alcohol inks and dabbed all along the edges of my mask. This created the shaped border. I wanted to make my alcohol inked border stand out more--so I further highlighted my border with dots of Liquid Pearls.
I then used a second mask to create the design going down the center. For this I used an olive green acrylic paint and dabbed all along my mask. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled a bit of glitter & chunky leaf glitter to give my design more texture. Here you can see a close up of both the acrylic paint design & a bit of the alcohol inked border.
The rest of my page is composed of a variety of flowers, special fabrics/fibers, corrugated cardboard, jute, tulle & several other bits & bobs. Here are a couple more closeups.
All of these elements really stand out beautifully against a transparent background. That's the beauty of acrylic! You can find more details & close ups on my blog. Have a great weekend!
Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team
wow wow wow is all I can say, this is amazing! L)
Posted by: Pinky | September 29, 2012 at 07:49 AM
Stunning Kay, I love it!
Posted by: Leah Crowe | September 29, 2012 at 08:01 AM
Posted by: adora | September 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous tribute to your grandmother!
Posted by: wendyp81 | October 02, 2012 at 09:48 AM
SO many wonderful ideas!
Posted by: Rita Barakat | October 04, 2012 at 07:33 AM