As promised, I'm back again today to show you how I created this adorable album page.
Step One: Heat emboss stamped image with clear embossing powder. The embossing will work as a resist when the background colors are added.
Step Two: Choose the colors you want for the background. I have a good mix of colors ranging from light to dark.
Step Three: Randomly apply to the colors to fill the entire page. Using a damp cloth, lightly remove any ink on the embossed areas.
Step Four: Using the Branches Reversed Crafter's Workshop template and White Zig Posterman Extra Fine Tip pen, trace the outline of the tree branches.
Step Five: Color in the trees completely.
Step Six: Mix a tiny amount of shimmer powder into White Opaque Flake Medium. I used roughly about a tablespoon amount of the medium.
Step Seven: Spread the mixture over Punchinella Crafter's Workshop template. Allow to dry, which generally takes 24 hours or so, depending on the humidity.
Step Eight: Randomly stamp images onto the background using your favorite stamps and inks. The stamps used here are Stamper's Anonymous.
The leaves were inked with the same Tattered Angels and Zig inks used on the background. The veins on the leaves were drawn on using a Brown Zig marker.
The owl was full inked with a light brown color. The highlights on the ears and chest were drawn on using the same Zig pen used on the trees. The edging on the wings were made using a very loose blanket stitch and lastly I added the googly eyeballs.
On a side note, I do want to a quick tidbit on using templates and stencils with dimensional mediums. Be sure to wash the template **immediately** to remove the mediums. Once it dries on your templates, it's permanent. And due the lumpy, bumpy nature of the most mixed media gels, your template will not lay flat on the page if this happens. Sadly, this is a lesson I learned the hard way.