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7 Dots Studio January – February Challenge Industrial Theme

Good afternoon my lovely friends,

I’m back today with something a bit different – a layout I’ve created for the 7 Dots Studio January – February Challenge Industrial Theme. I have used the 9th Wave Collection papers. Hope you’ll like it. Enjoy!

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I started with a 12 x 12 piece of paper from 7 Dots Studio 9th Wave Collection – Stormy Sea that I glued on a piece of chipboard. I needed a sturdy base as I was going to add lots of metal embellishments to this LO. I covered the center of my paper with Finnabair black gesso, dried it with a heating tool and then I added more black gesso through a stencil. While this layer was still wet I sprinkled a generous amount of rusting powder, got rid of the excess and then activated the powder by spritzing it with a mixture of water and white vinegar. Left it sit for about half an hour and then dried it thoroughly. Repeated the same steps for rusting all my metal embellies.

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While I was waiting for the rusting effect to develop, I went and created my cluster of more 7 Dots and other papers, added some plasterboard joint tape in some places and a gorgeous photo of some natural rusted industrial cogs that I found on Pinterest.

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Adhered everything to the background and then started to play with the placement of my metal bits and glued them down when I was pleased with the result. Then I added here and there a layer of Finnabair clear crackle paste, glass glitter and microbeads.

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Using ColourArte shimmer mistsprimary elements and pure mica minerals I started painting my LO trying to match the colours in my photo for a cohesive look. When everything was dry I went and sponged some extra heavy white gesso.

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For the finishing touches I used Finnabair fine glitter and inked the edges of the layout using Colorbox Mix’d Media Inx and here you have it. 🙂

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Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check out my new Online Workshop, you can watch a video trailer HERE.

Have a wonderful evening,

Much love,

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12 Comments:

  1. What a fantastic page! Really cool textures and colors – thank you for the close ups! And thank you also for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

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  2. Sandra the detail on this is amazing! Thank you for joining us over at 7Dots for the industrial challenge xx

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  3. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us over at 7Dots for the industrial challenge xx

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  4. absolutely gorgeous make Sanda! I love your use of textures and elements and that rust! Pure yumminess!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration! xo

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  5. Stunning page! Thank you so much for joining the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

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  6. Anna, thank you ever so much! <3 xo

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  7. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us over at 7Dots for the industrial challenge

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