It is time for the next challenge on Scrap Africa. The challenge is to use some form of resist on your page. Now, to be honest...I was a tad anxious about this one. I have never done a layout with resist. Then I came across some Bazzill resist papers in my stash. Yes, my stash is THAT extensive. A few years ago when mists became all the rage Bazzill brought out a number of different patterned white resist papers. So I decided to take the easy way out and use this paper.
Here is my layout. The photo is of my son Wynand and his little Lukie.
Supply list: Cardstock: Bazzill resist; Patterned paper: 7Gypsies Savannah Journal Pack; Title and flourishes: Silhouette Cameo; Trims: Prima; Flowers: Prima; Pearls: Upikit; Other: PanPastels in Raw Umber, Turquoise Shade, Paynes Grey, White; Texture paste, Ranger colorwash mists in Sailboat blue and Butterscotch.
I have to be honest and say that when the background was complete I was ready to tear it up. It looked like a hot mess. I first shaded the PanPastels over the background and could see the resist stripes clearly. I then set it with an artist fixative. The next step was the misting and I went about it all wrong. I didn't wait for the one colour to dry before applying the next and the result was that the Butterscotch and the Blue mixed to form green that I just didn't want.
The next day I started just stacking the paper pieces and photos where I wanted it and decided to just go for it. The file folders were part of the 7Gypsies Journal pack and I just cut it slightly smaller.
I first didn't want to put flowers onto this layout. But then decided on this flourish and flower cluster. After toning down the flowers with some Gesso I actually started loving it.