Monday, 13 May 2013

Root and Wings

This is last of the layouts I made using The Paperie's May kit.

Roots and Wings

This page was quite a long process and has its own story. At The Paperie's Spring Retreat a few weeks ago, I was speaking with Pam about parenting.  The quote is one her grandmother, Ethel Parsons, used to say.  It reads, "You can only give your children two things: roots and wings."

I loved it. It feels very wise and true. My kids are little so I'm in the roots phase but the wings phase isn't far away.  I knew the papers from Studio Calico's Sundrifter collection, part of The Paperie's "Hey Girl" kit, were perfect for the roots and wings in the quote.

Here are the wings...
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and the roots...

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I didn't want the patterns to overwhelm the quote or the photo so I covered them in tissue paper. I used Liquitex Gel Medium as an adhesive, dried it with my heat gun and then let it dry overnight.

The next day I added drips in Distress Paint Antique Linen. Then it was time to pack up and go home.  At home, I added the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Classic Teal paint drips and my photo but the page was still missing something. Time for my go-to paint dots and pen work.

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It took me forever to make this page. There was a lot of thinking and deciding and each layer was really wet and took a long time to dry - definitely not one for a class but definitely a statement piece.

So, that is the last of my five layouts. I hope you've enjoyed them and have had a chance to play with your own kit. If you're curious to see the my other layouts, you can find them here and here and here.

Thanks for stopping by!


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