I added white gesso to the transparency, which is something I've never tried. It dried, and then I added in some of the Shimmerz Paints from the Color Kit. They dried and looked great on the overlay! I was pleasantly surprised at how well the overlay took the mediums. I also stitched through it without any problems.
Now for the close-ups :) I used a few of the 3x4 and 4x6 Project Life cards to layer behind my photo. I added a strip of the blue American Crafts glitter tape for an extra pop of shine, and then I added in this big LOVE acetate piece at the bottom. The gold stitching finished everything off.
I used a few pieces of paper from the Shine 6x6 Paper Pad for more layers here, and then pulled in a few chipboard pieces. That diamond seemed like the perfect piece to add in, and then this "shine" die cut from Heidi Swapp worked for my title. I used the Golden Wheat Shimmerz to color it.
Here you can see the paint on the overlay. I also added some Color Shine, and it dried wonderfully. Aren't these colors so yummy?! Yes!
Here's the left side of the photo. I added in more of the Maggie Holmes Thickers, a wood veneer coated with Shimmerz, some tangled thread, some chipboard and a die cut.
Here's one more close-up of the layers and background.
Here's a look at my process video if you'd like to see how I put this all together. I hope it inspires you in some way!
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