Friday, May 17, 2013

Gabrielle Pollaco Featured GD Projects

Hi, It's me, Gabrielle Pollacco, here with you today to share my projects created with the gorgeous goodies in the
ScrapThat! Anniversary Kit!

 Here is my first layout: 

I went with the basic design of Amarilys's sketch design but changed out the circle design for (yep! you guessed it! lol!) a heart!  I was inspired by a little project I recently saw by Ingvild Bolme, she had created these cute little bubbles using an art medium (a puffy paint)....but I thought I'd imitate the look using some bubble wrap!  I simply stuck down the bubble wrap onto the page and then gave it a coat of white gesso.  It is really hard to make paint adhere to plastic surfaces but the gesso allows other paints and tints to adhere to the plastic.  I then gave the bubble wrap some dabs of black paint.  When that dried I added spritzes of a rose color tint (Tim Holtz Pink Sherbert alcohol ink in a little spray bottle).  When that dried I lightly brushed on white paint so that it would only hit the raised surfaces of the bubbles.  Here is a closer view....

I used some oil pastels (I got them very inexpensively at my local dollar store!), I used some black and a pink and brushed a few random lines around the outside of the heart to make it stand out more from the page.  ......The blooms?....well they are a little creation I came up with using a fun piece of velum in the kit!  You can find the fun little tutorial here

"Joie de Vie"
This is one of my favourite papers in the kit!  I love the playful dancing girl image on that Prima paper!  I scrapped a photo of my youngest daughter Meagan, when we were on a forest walk a couple years back.  Joie de vie means 'Joy of Life' in French, I thought the title fitting :)  Here are a couple of close-up pic's....

I used a Coordinations white washed cardstock paper from the kit as a base for this page.  I then did a little bit of masking with a new clock mask I had recently bought by The Crafters Workshop.  I had shared a post on my blog a little while ago on how to make your own Texture Paste Medium (in the right column of my blog).....this texture paste was more of a rough texture paste.  BUT I have a new recipe to share, this texture paste is more delicate and great for finer detailing.  I will be sharing my recipe for this on a blog post I'm doing on Saturday, so be sure to pop back in again for a looksee!  Here are some close-ups of the page embellishments and the mask work I did.... 

To see larger photos of Gabrielle's amazing projects, stop by our forum post.

Stop by Gabrielle's blog, Such a Pretty Mess, to see more of her amazing work!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what amazing projects, Gabrielle!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at ScrapThat! This month!! ~ Blessings, Tracey