Sunday, August 19, 2012

Girlie Grungy Art

Hello Grungy girlies! It's Lisa back today and I'm sharing with you a really grungy layout with a tutorial too! I usually don't make these types of layouts because I'm always afraid it will be a disaster! Meaning the colors wont come out right or the misting will be out of place? Anyone else have that fear? If so I can totally relate :) Let me tell you that once you give it a whirl, you will be in love too! My inspiration come from the famous Finnabair and her amazing artwork. By using Donna's fabulous products you can easily get the same look with no problem. So here is my grungy art layout using 3 different mists, 2 glitters and a lot more goodies from Donna! This is an older picture of Roxy and with that dark eye shadow it thought it would work really great with the look I was going for today. 


So lets get started....
First, pick out a piece of patterned paper from the Botanique Collection and cut a .25 inch all around the paper. Then distress edges with Zutter Distrezz It All. Layer over some plain cream cardstock and doodle on the edges some faux stitches


Next, place matted photo off to the left of the page and slightly down the middle. 
Stamp Donna's ruler over  the top of the photo and place doilies in opposite corners. 
Both Doilies are small ones and cut one in half...save for another project. :) I misted the doilies slightly ahead of time with Pralines & Cream" but you really dont have too because it will get covered later.


Next, make lots of paper flowers using Bitty Blossoms and Rose Creations in 2 different shades of blue and cream to match your background paper. Ink in brown the Sprockets from Want 2 Scrap.  There are 4 pieces in the pack, I torn apart the largest sprocket to get 6 pieces, but I only used 5 of them for this project. Be sure to save the largest piece for yet another project...


Place flowers and sprockets where ever you like, I also added buttons and metal fixtures.
Once you have it all glued down, place a piece of tissue paper over the main part of the photo. It is ok to leave a little bit of the edge of the photo showing to blend all the colors together. 
OK, here comes the grungy part! :) Just start misting in spots everywhere...


I chose Pralines & Cream first, then Sea Breeze, and finally topped off with Candle Glow.
There really is no special technique to mist, just started misting in spots until you like the colors.
(I actually went back and forth with colors until it was darker in some areas) 
You can then air dry it or speed it up a bit by using a embossing heating tool.
Once it is dry add some smooch glitz on the flowers and buttons.


Im sooooo sorry...I forgot to take an original picture while I was misting...I was a bit inked up at the time....but here is an example of how i started....


After everything is completely dry add some Want 2 Scrap black bling and a title in black. 


I also used some more stamps from Donna called "Banner and Words". I diecut a small oval in cream and stamped "Believe" in black. This was placed before I misted. 


More stamps from Banner and Words. These I stamped after everything was dried. 
I also re-doodled in black the stitches to make them a bit darker. 
Check out the button...it sure is grungy! It actually looks sticky, but it is dry as a bone! 


Can you believe this is the same plain blue rose? 


Well, I hope you are inspired to try your first grungy art piece too. 
It really was fun to jump out there and try something new, dont be scared like me! lol
For a chance to win some goodies from Donna...be sure to stop over HERE.
Have a great day....hugs

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6 comments:

Buttons said...

That is one heck of a take on Finnabair's style Lisa! LOVE it!!! Get totally that worry about going for it with the spray inks but you had nothing to fear based on this evidence. Looking forward to seeing more. Hugs, Buttons x

Lizzyc said...

Oh Thank you so much for sharing the process of creating this amazing layout.. I love it and who knows? one day I may try something like it!!

Laura said...

I just had to comment...I love Finnabair's work too and I recently posted something very similar on my blog on Dina's Out of the Journal challenge- complete with step-by-step, heehee. Your layout came out beautiful (much better than mine, lol) And I love your step by step as well as the products you used. Just the perfect blend of beautiful and grungy. (if you want, take a peeky- there's one with just a step by step and another post right under with more close ups http://anartfulpassage.blogspot.com/ )

Laura said...

thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment. Unfortunately, I haven't taken a class with Finnabair...(although I heard she was at CHA this year, probably the closest she's ever gotten to Philly, lol) I just love her work. Thank you again for stopping in. I'm enjoying your blog...your newest follower :)

Caroline D. said...

Saw this post on Donna's page.... it is gorgeous!! love all that inky spritzing you did...great colors!

Lise said...

This is very beautiful. Love the colors and everything else :-)thanks for the inspiration.