A Face Among Many, a layout

February is here, a month when the world celebrates love! Today Ambassador Louise Nelson will teach you a simple technique to create a heart on your pages.  This layot made it all the way to California and was exhibited at the Prima booth during CHA, the Craft & Hobby Association megashow.  It was shared on our Social media and on Prima's Instagram page.  It is such a beautiful work in photos and in person as we were privileged to see!

The best part is that you get to see how it came to life as Louise shares with you Step-by-Step!

Begin by preparing the background grey board with a coat of heavy white gesso using a foam foller. Then adhere selected RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Figureheads to the background using strong clear drying glue.

Using a palette knife apply sand medium in random areas on background

Using palette knife apply crackle medium in areas where there is no sand medium.

Create a photo frame using wire thread, begin by forming multple loops and then bend into the shape of a heart, attach to back ground using a stapler  

Create a photo frame using wire thread, begin by forming multple loops and then bend into the shape of a heart, attach to back ground using a stapler

 

Apply a coat of gold foil spray paint to the lower 2 thirds of the layout, including the Figureheads and the bottom half of the wire thread heart frame loops.

Apply a coat of gold foil spray paint to the lower 2 thirds of the layout, including the Figureheads and the bottom half of the wire thread heart frame loops.

To highlight the texture of the sand and crackle medium apply some heavy black gesso using a moist baby wipe; rub into cracks and depressions and then buff off excess.

To highlight the texture of the sand and crackle medium apply some heavy black gesso using a moist baby wipe; rub into cracks and depressions and then buff off excess.

Just look at the awesome results!

Using the same technique highlight the facial features of the Figureheads. To complete seal the layout with artist grade matte sealer and adhere photo to centre ofwire thread frame using adhesive foam dots and extra strong glue on the underside of the foam dots.

Using the same technique highlight the facial features of the Figureheads.

To complete seal the layout with artist grade matte sealer and adhere photo to centre ofwire thread frame using adhesive foam dots and extra strong glue on the underside of the foam dots.

Thanks Louise for sharing your amazing work with all of us!

Here's a list of the things you will need!

941628 RELICS & ARTIFACTS® Figureheads

961503 Texture paste Crackle medium white

961473 Texture paste Sand medium white

961442 Heavy Gesso White

961459 Heavy Gesso Black

572061 Wire Thread Ink Black

 

Other: Imaginarium Designs 12 x 12 grey board, staples, Krylon Gold Foil Spray paint.