Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Australian Scrapbooking Ideas #18 - Using Gesso on your layouts

Back again to show you another layout that has been featured in the latest issue of 

"Australian Scrapbooking Ideas" 
Issue 18 

The layout is one that I created using Gesso as a background with a mask, all the details are in the magazine. Gesso can create beautiful effects on your projects that become unique pieces of work, I find that every time you use a mask you can get a different result too.

"Moments in Time"

I little history on the photograph in the layout, it is a photo of my Grandmother when she was only 13 years old (she is the one on the far left) next to her is her mother and father (which are my Great grandparents) and next to them is my grandmother's sister. It is very usual to only have 2 children in a family, usually in the older times around the 1920's everyone had at least 7 to 10 children. Later in life, my grandmother married and she eventually made up for it and had 9 children.
This photo is such a treasured one from my family history.

Now for the technique about the layout, I created the background using a mask and applying gesso over the Prima paper, once dry I applied Pan Pastels over the gesso to highlight the raised areas. I soften the flowers, as well, by applying gesso over them. The list of materials and step by step are all in the magazine but I will make note that the 
Chipboard frame, words - Imaginarium Designs. 
Lace - Meg's garden.

The magazine is so jammed packed, 
100 pages of inspirational colour layouts, 
designs and techniques. So happy and excited to be in the Designer hall of fame for ASI along with many talented creatives, so do yourself a favour any buy a subscription to the magazine, there is a special offer at the moment on page 45 of this current issue. Also, it is available from all newsagents now around Australia or you can purchase it here online from Practical Publishing, HERE 

Thanks for looking , have a great day. :)
Cheers Adriana XX


Sandrine Dawes said...

Oh wow Adriana! Congratulations! It is so well deserved!!! I love your background technique, this page looks absolutely amazing!!!

Keren Tamir said...

beautiful LO Adriana!! love the vintage look mixed with shabby chic

Anonymous said...

This is so bright, bold and beautiful! I love results of the masking! I have that mask and- boy does it ever give trouble- but it played out so nicely on yours- this has renewed my faith in the damask- lol! Beautiful work!

Sandra said...

I regularly get the magazine (since Edition 1)and I love it. I saw this layout there and love the texture on the background and its such a special family keepsake.

Heather McMahon said...

I saw this in the mag Adriana. Love that gesso background! Plus I love the story behind the photo. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Lizzy Hill said...

This is sooo fabulous - the history behind the LO & that bg work looks like wall paper from the time period...v clever, as always!!!!!!!!! Might have to get this mag & check it out, methinks:):):)

Lizzyc said...

Oh how precious to have this photo, and I love the back ground details..love the flowers and the frame around the photo too!! and that mag really has lots to look at this time too!!

Di Garling said...

Beautiful layout Adriana, I always Love vintage. Cheers Di xo

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Simply stunning Adriana, loving the vintage look. xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Just beautiful!

Eila Sandberg said...

Wowzer Adriana! congrats on the pub!! LOVE the background work, looks like soft wallpaper pattern, paired with this precious precious photo it all comes together in the most beautiful way. Vintage = love! xoxo