This page was totally inspired by those beautiful bohemian flower halos and crowns that are so beautiful and colorful. I was using a photo of my husband and I at a fancy anniversary dinner we had on our 15 year anniversary cruise. The dress I was wearing was very colorful and abstract so I wanted the page to reflect that color and the love and feeling we were experiencing at that dinner.
I came across this beautiful photo of a couple, presumably a wedding photo. The woman was wearing a wonderful flower crown. This is the feeling I had that night, and perfect inspiration for this page!
photo credit: www.margheritacalati.com
This is the page I made from that inspiration…
To create the flower crown look, I got to work looking through my stash and found a great stencil that worked well with my gesso. I applied the gesso with a pallet knife and once dry I was able to paint it with the Tattered Angels paints from the kit (the gold is from a previous kit) and I accented the leaves with some green water color.
Next I wanted to add some dimensional flower accents to the page. I removed the center from one of the silk flowers in the kit and used just one layer of it. I folded it in half and applied a generous layer of Bad Girls Couture gesso to the flower. Next I layered a little of the teal Tattered Angels paint for added color and depth. Then I mixed some texture beads and gesso and applied that to the outer edges of the flower and gave the entire thing a little watered down brown acrylic paint touch with some finger painting. I sewed the flower down to the paper to secure it and add some interest. For the center I just painted a couple of the chipboard cutouts with the Tattered Angels paint and dabbed a bit of the textured gesso mix with my finger.
The title is a couple of the 7 Dots stickers, layered with an American Crafts foam glittered word from last month’s kit.
I did the same treatment as with the flowers on leaves at the bottom with the textured gesso mix and give it a brown wash as well.
Using a photo or an object is such a great inspiration since we have so many beautiful things around us to inspire us and these 7 Dots papers are so colorful and versatile that they can go from muted to blazing color! That’s enough to fuel your creativity!