Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Weathered

The weathered ruins are all that remain of St. John's Episcopal Church--one of Harpers Ferry's 5 earliest churches.  Built in 1852, St. John's served as a hospital and barracks during the Civil War and suffered considerable damage.  December, 2012

I used several techniques on this layout to add texture:  I sprayed the circle chipboard with glimmermist, then added sea salt.  (After drying I removed the large chunks of salt).  I colored the texture paste with acrylic paint prior to icing it across the tree and fence masks.  Finally, I added a piece of adhesive dry wall mesh to the bottom of the layout.

Can you believe the blue sky we had Saturday?  Here's wishing you the same! 

13 comments:

Heather Landry said...

I LOVE the iced tree on your page. You have the most interesting adventures Cindy!

Shona said...

you visit the coolest places...amazing photos...just stunning

Charlotte Brochu said...

Excellent ways of adding texture to a layout! Looks great!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Cindy, your layout is just gorgeous! I love all of the cool techniques that you used on y our page. And those photos are just fabulous. Thanks for shairng!!!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is really clever and effective!!! Love it!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Love all the techniques you used. Harpers Ferry is such a nice place to visit.

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the sea salt treatment of your chippie. So cool.

Sandie Edwards said...

Cindy the texture is beautiful, really like how you completed this layout. Loved reading the history as well...

Keren Tamir said...

Amazing layout and great technique with the salt

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

Absolutely stunning LO, love all the details!!

MARILYN said...

oh yes, you're always visiting great places!! It Looks fabulous with all these textures!!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Love the design and colors in your papers to go so perfectly with these photos!! Amazing techniques to add so much texture!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Micupoftea~ said...

SUPER texture....I enjoy that all your pages are so different from each other...great!