I updated a layout that I created for my January Crop. I typically start with my photos and pick my colors and papers. I let the picures dictate the sketch of the layout. Every now and then, I do it backwards. It doesn't always work.
In this layout, I like how the background paper is a little darker and the white letters and snowflakes stand out more. The color of the paper does not go with the colors in my pictures. I also take most of my pictures horizontally instead of vertically. So, I found new paper and re-cut the pieces.
I wanted to give the letters and snowflakes a little glimmer. I made my own glimmer mist with a friend. We took Pearl Ex, alcohol inks, hairspray and water. I bought these little spray bottles and the Mini Misters at Michaels.
After some experimentation, we found that you should put water in first (not the alcohol ink) and fill it jut over 3/4 full. Add a small amount of hairpray. We took popsicle sticks to scoop some Pearl Ex into the spray bottle last. It was very much a trial and error science experience (can you say messy fun!). Shake it up ~ this is the ONLY time you want to shake the bottle!!!
Once it is mixed, let it settle. Then just swirl the bottle to get the Pearl Ex to mix in, otherwise you can get a clog.
I ran the letters through my cuttlebug with Swiss Dots. I cut a cardboard box down to use as a "spray spot" so my overspray was contained. I used purple to spray the letters and snowflakes. The letters and snowflakes were cut with A Child's Year.
I used gems in the center of the snowflakes. Yes, that is my Tanner licking the snow in the picture!!
Here is my Glimmer Misted snowflake layout!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a fun science experiment day soon!!