I have a special honour today to be a guest desginer over at Lindy's gang blog. It's such a happy occasion for me! Those who know my work a bit know that I love to make off the page projects. And I love to create stories with them! I tried to do the same with my today's project. I altered a coffee maker which we weren't using anymore and added a cup of coffee and some cupcakes and sweets, all mixed media made. There is everything one needs for a perfect relaxed afternoon with friends.
I first made a coffee maker which I covered with white gesso and white crackle paste. I colored it with several coats of Lindy's Starburst sprays, you can find in their online shop:
- Icy Primrose Gold for the first coat,
- Cocklebells Coral for some shading here and there,
- Bratwurst Brown Magical Shaker and Cajun Carnelian Red Magical to emphasize some parts.
The coffee cup is colored with my favourite shades of Lindy's:
- Sassy Sapphire for the base coat
- Tibetan Poppy Teal for some highlights.
I used a bit lighter shade of blue for the cupcake trays - TiffanyLou Blue.
I found Creme Brulee Cream Starburst perfect for coloring of my whipped cream on top of the cupcakes and coffee. And I used Bayou Boogie Gold Magical for the batter and Bratwurst Brown Magical Shaker for the coffee. The coffee stains on the tray are made with Bratwurst Brown Magical Shaker mixed with some gel medium and some white texture paste and applied through a stencil. I've also added some additional color to the paper flowers, because I wanted them to match perfectly with the rest of the project. I used Bayou Boogie Gold for the yellow roses and Cajun Carnelian red for the orange roses.
In this project I paired amazing Lindy's with another amazing product - Graphic 45 papers. The Cafe Parisian collection was just perfect for the occasion.
There is a detailed video tutorial available on my youtube channel so you can follow through if you'd like to. :) I hope you'll like my project and that it maybe inspires you somehow!
Have a great day!