Monday, March 4, 2013

Beautiful Untouched (Mixed Media Tutorial)

This layout featuring my Mother is published in this month's on line monthly magazine.  I made this layout around St. Patrick's Day as my Mom has family from Ireland and her favorite color (like mine) is green. I loved this picture of her, which is "untouched" as I thought she looked absolutely beautiful with no makeup and the wind blowing through her hair. 

For the top border, I  mixed modeling paste with a touch of acrylic paint.
I then spread it over the Tim Holtz mask adhered to a dark green background. 
and carefully lifted the mask from the paper.
When the paste was dry, I cut around the best impressions.
I stamped onto the dried paste with a darker turquoise color.  

I pieced together several cuttings for my finished product.

Stefan Harlen, editor of has monthly submission calls and looks for new talent.  It's fun to be published.



Papercrafting Princess said...

How cool is that! Congratulations Cindy. Thanks for the tutorial!

Heather Landry said...

This is such a gorgeous page! I love the swirls and thank you so much for the tutorial too. Very, very cool.

Anna C said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning lo!!

Shona said...

congrats on the publication and tyty for the tips on the technique. This is just stunning and your mom looks great :)

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful layout and thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Such an amazing page in so many ways, Cindy. The photo of your dear mom is just beautiful and will be treasured for years to come, I am sure! You scrapped it with such creativity, as always, my friend. Thank you for sharing you heartwarming layout with us!!!!!

Denyse Bédard said...

WOOW so cool!! and tanks for the tuto

Connie Mercer said...

very nice~love this!!!