Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Boho Beautiful!

Hello and Happy New Year! This is my first blog post of the year and I am delighted to share this mixed media project with you all.

Tonic Studios have launched a new set of Boho Beautiful dies and my absolute favourite is this gorgeous lady, Ava! I thought she had a Native American vibe so that's what I went with. 
Tonic Materials Used: 
Other Materials
  • Distress Inks - Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Stormy Sky and Shipped Sapphire
  • Deep Purple Card Stock for Card base. 
  • Pebeo Liquid Gilding - King Gold
  • Twine
  • Candi (CWC)
  • White Gesso
  • Nuvo Blue Glitter Marker - Dark Blue
Distress Inks were used to create a night effect background using Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet Picked Raspberry and Black Soot and then splashed with white Gesso. 
 I let dry naturally as I wanted to keep the effect. I then added more white Gesso and Pebeo gedeo King Gold Liquid Gilding. As you can see, I smudged a blog of gesso just to the left of centre but my Boho covered it up perfectly. If you look really closely you can see the there is an oily residue around some of the gold splatter - don't worry, when this dries, if disappears. This liquid gilding is my absolute favourite craft product ever. I cut the original A4 sheet down to 15.25cm squared (6x6)
Cut your Booho lady out to get an idea of how you are going to use her. I thought she looked like a beautiful Native American woman so worked around that. There are four different Bohos but she is my favourite. 

As well as our lady and the night sky, I used this quote by Chief Dan George. The entire phrase is:
“May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong”.

I was so moved by these words, they really resonated with me and found them powerful and beautiful. 
The words have been cut out, inked around the edges and bordered with Navy Craft Perfect Card. 
Here is just some of the die cuts which were used to build up the card. The dies are cut and then embossed. I cut out another blue boho and put gold craft perfect paper behind it and added gold glitter to where her headband sits. there is also a splash of gilding paint on the blue feather. 
Once you put the other blue Boho over your later, you can see how everything comes together. Now place all your die cuts down and make a small bow with twine. I used a Candi from CWC but coloured it with my Nuvo Glitter Pens. 
The card blank is 17.75cm squared or 7 inches. All the die cuts are assembled and your quote adhered, stick your bow on with hot glue and that's about it! Hoping I've done her justice and I felt a little sad she was sent in to Tonic.

I did make four other cards so will give you a little snippet....
Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope you've liked my project. 
I'll be back again soon
Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx


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