This layout is inspired by the soft colors of the vintage books, roses, and peaceful mood of all the photos in the April Inspiration Board Challenge.
On a 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper I painted stripes of colors on,using a #8 flat brush . I used Twinkling H20s and Winsor and Newton watercolors. I made a few layers on a lot of the page,letting each layer dry before I put another one on.
I sponged on gesso in different areas because I wanted to soften the hard edges of the stripes. I let it dry partially,then misted water on, I turned the page around to make the water and gesso mix run and drip all over.
I stenciled on some modeling paste.
I punched a border of holes with an embroidery needle, and stitched a line all around, using a backstitch. I flipped the ppr so that what you see is the reverse of that stitch.
I put silver perfect pearls all over. I brushed on blue chalk, and also purple mica powder.
I put a few layers of Twinkles on the edges.
I put crackle accents on the upper right, and when dry brushed on blue chalk to emphasize the cracks. I rubbed on some perfect pearls, and then a layer of paint.