The Scraps of Darkness October Kit had an amazing Colour Add-On that included the Lindy's Stamp Gang Industrial Chic Mists set, designed by Limor Webber. I decided to use the mists to create my own background for a page featuring my son dressed up as a dragon (Halloween 2012). The colours in the Industrial Chic set were ideal for this - the greens/teals with sepia and silver accents really complement the picture and make this one of my favourite layouts this year!
I started out with a large piece of cardboard and tore off the top layer to reveal the corrugated layer underneath - this made a great, heavy base for the mixed media layout and looks great too. Then, I masked "Scales" onto a piece of white cardstock using a Prima Finnabair 12 x 12 stencil and some light molding paste mixed with Luminarte Primary Elements pigments (Forest Green, Lucky Apple, Mediterranean Blue) to tint it a light greenish-blue colour. Once that had dried, I started misting with the Industrial Chic mists - mainly the green and teal colours (Rusty Lantern Lime, Shabby Turbine Teal, Time Travel Teal) along with hints of the Sepia and Silver (Steampunk Sepia, Steel Shimmer). Here is a close-up of some the masking/misting.
Once the background was complete, it was finally time to get to the picture and embellishments! I fussy cut the picture so it would look like my son was sitting on the layered ribbons (from the Creativity Add-On and Main Kit) and then added some "graveyard moss" for texture (and to hide the fact that my husband cut-off my son's legs in this photo). I added a combination of Prima, Kaisercraft and Petaloo flowers from the Main Kit and Flower Add-on and the Signature Stick Pin from the Embellishment Add-on. Finally, after carefully covering the picture, I did some more misting of the flowers/moss to finish off the layout!
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