Hello! Lorilei here today sharing a layout featuring the new Metallic Ink Color Wheel Ink Pad by Vicki Boutin. The Inkpad was released with the Wildflower & Honey collection and couldn’t be a better accompaniment to the collection! It was a natural fit for me to use the new stamp set as well for my layout!
I started with a 12×12 piece of Foundations Mixed Media paper and chose the neutral Art Crayon set for my background. I covered the paper with a thin layer of Vicki Boutin Gel Medium and let that dry. I added a mix of black and white Art Crayon with some packaging and also added splatters with a brush. The Art Crayon made a cool effect on the Gel Medium, separating a bit, which I love! I had an idea of the shape I wanted for the background, but I am always ok to switch it up depending on what the paint decides to do!
While my background was air drying, I stamped loads of flowers and leaves onto plain thick cardstock with the metallic ink wheel. I used all the ink colours as they blend so beautifully together! I did a mixture of fussy cutting and cutting using the included die with the stamps. One tip I can share is to allow some time for the metallic ink to dry once you stamp with it. It takes a bit longer to dry than the other colour wheel inks.
Once everything had dried, I added the same stamps on top of the background with the metallic inks. This will give me a fuller look to my fussy cut florals and add additional texture! I placed my photo next and began to adhere all my florals and leaves. I started at the top right of the page and trailed them down to the bottom left corner. I usually add diagonal designs from left to right; it was fun to change things up!
I found a gorgeous chipboard sentiment from the Wildflower & Honey collection and added that beneath my photo, that gave me a great spot to add a puffy gold phrase for my title! I tied the gold together by adding puffy gold hearts, throughout the floral trail!
I do love a neutral scrapbook layout. The neutral Art Crayons are one of my favourite supplies, and I am glad to have a gorgeous ink set to go right along with them.