"Creativity takes Courage"It's been a long time since I've joined in with Kraft+, but I couldn't resist the look of this month's challenge:
Once it was dry, I used a pallet knife and black gesso to add a large smear down the middle of the page. I chose the pallet knife over a brush as I wanted to get the effect of the scrunch vs smooth texture I had created in the background.
I stencilled some opaque white texture paste through a cobblestone stencil to the top and bottom of the page. I wasn't happy with the finish once it was dry (to me it wasn't white enough), so I touched it up with some Titanium White acrylic paint.
I grabbed a film frame chippy by 2crafty and heat-embossed it in black. I then added some Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in 'Carbon Black' to give it some additional detail (hard to see in the photo).
Looking through my Tim Holtz "Small Talk" book, I found my exact quote "Creativity Takes Courage". I grabbed both white ones and both black ones and planned to put them inside my frame - but how??? Lightbulb moment - the back of the packing from these books is in a Kraft colour - why not use some of the packing on my spread?!! So I measured up my frame on some of the packing cardstock and put it all together. I thought it might also be nice to use some extra bits of the packing cardstock elsewhere on my spread. Before putting down my central piece (being the film frame), I added some black and white cotton thread for extra texture and interest).
Taking my Sharpie White Paint Marker and Black Paint Marker, I added some journalling which I highlighted with the alternate colour in a shabby circle, as well as some small doodling bits. Finally, I spattered white acrylic ink over the layout, added a few black enamel dots and some words ("be brave" and "create") from my Tim Holtz "Big Chat" book.
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