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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Extra Alphas!


I have a fair few alpha sets that are part used.  I use wordsolver.net to make words with what is left over.  It's a great tool, and comes up with words I would never think of.  Of course there are left overs left over from the left overs!  So I got my mixed media on...


I randomly stuck down my spare alphas - I did make sure not to spell anything, rude or otherwise! - and then covered them with  thin layer of clear gesso.  This helped them to stay stuck but also gave me a good base to add a bunch of wet Shimmerz products without damaging the paper.


I used the 'packaging technique' which involves putting your ink, mist, watercolour etc on to plastic packaging and then smooshing it on to the paper to transfer the ink.  You get great random splodges with natural soft edges - something which is hard to do with a paint brush.


I added some sequins - both yellows but from two different collections.  The larger ones are from believe in you and the smaller from spring blooms.  These are available along with the yellow twine and a selection of Shimmerz products from SpiegelMom Scraps, and you can use the code Laura15 for a tidy discount!


You might notice a few dots on the background... both alpha sets had a tonne of full stops and unused tittles from I's and J's - I love how they look!


The paper layers, hearts and tag are from the current like for ever kit 'little things'.

Linking up at Inspire Me Mondays!

6 comments:

  1. This is wonderful - what a great way to use up alphas. I must get me some clear gesso too. Your final page is SO pretty!

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  2. This is wonderful - what a great way to use up alphas. I must get me some clear gesso too. Your final page is SO pretty!

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  3. Hi Laura, Your LO reminds me of Tutti Frutti Ice Cream:)

    Hope you've had a nice weekend. Sue

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    1. Haha!! Now I want ice cream for breakfast 😁

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  4. This looks fabulous! I use full stops as dots too.It saves wasting them.Your colour choices are really good with the wet details on the layout.

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  5. Dear Laura,

    Your idea is wonderful and your artwork is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    I'm delighted to share that I'm featuring your art at this week's party (#223)!

    Have an amazing weekend! :-)

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