August host of Brand Ambassadors' Spotlight is Pascale B. Scrap and her theme is "Using natural elements like poppy pods, alder fruits, and any kind of dry plants". Below our talented Ambassadors: Pascale, Riikka, Aga and Juliya share their projects with you.
If you have been following me, you should have noticed that I love using flowers in my project. It has always been a real challenge for me to not use them. Well, it's mostly because I always feel very inspired by the Nature around us: the colours, the shapes, ... It seems just normal to use natural elements in projects as well.
To start I primed the MDF base with white gesso which I covered with a book page. I covered it with a thin layer of white gesso as I wanted to see the print. Next, I added a design with the Victorian Tiles stencil and paper paste.
I primed all the elements with white gesso. I find it easier this way, but you can prime when they are glued. It's really up to you. I started my composition with the biggest elements. Here it's obviously the frame, the handle, and the flowers. When those were in place, I added the natural elements: poppy pods and alder fruits. I continue with more minor elements like the watches and the leaves. To finish the composition, I added different sizes of Art Stones. They are really great for filling empty spaces.
I used liquid acrylic paints to colour the composition. I used different shades of green and blue as well as a little touch of purple. I added several layers of paint. When I was happy with the colours I highlight the details with Bronze Age and White Gold waxes. To finish I added some Magic Potion Unicorn paste and glitter.