How to Make My "Grateful" Layout

A layout about myself and my sweet family.

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How to Make My "Grateful" Layout
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First of all I cut out a picture of myself. I made it pretty big.  About 17 cm tall.

First of all I cut out a picture of myself. I made it pretty big. About 17 cm tall.

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Then I cut out this old camera from Graphic45`s great Communique collection.

Then I cut out this old camera from Graphic45`s great Communique collection.

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These old slide frames are so cool to use for the pictures. I made my pictures(for the frames) in size 2,5" x 2,5" (or 5x5cm)

These old slide frames are so cool to use for the pictures. I made my pictures(for the frames) in size 2,5" x 2,5" (or 5x5cm)

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On Graphic45`s Communique Tags I found this cute little film strip. I made 4 pictures on one 2,5" x 2,5" picture.  So I got these small, sweet photos.

On Graphic45`s Communique Tags I found this cute little film strip. I made 4 pictures on one 2,5" x 2,5" picture. So I got these small, sweet photos.

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Take a look how cute it was with pictures in the little film strip :)

Take a look how cute it was with pictures in the little film strip :)

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I used this pattern paper from Graphic45 as my background. And added gesso to the page. I covered the middle of the page, leaving around 2,5" on all sides clear of gesso.

I used this pattern paper from Graphic45 as my background. And added gesso to the page. I covered the middle of the page, leaving around 2,5" on all sides clear of gesso.

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When the gesso was dry, I found a stencil, and used Faber Castell`s Whipped Spackle over it.

When the gesso was dry, I found a stencil, and used Faber Castell`s Whipped Spackle over it.

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This is how the pattern turned out. Here you can also see how big the layer of gesso was.

This is how the pattern turned out. Here you can also see how big the layer of gesso was.

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I used Gelatos from Faber Castell to color the pattern.

I used Gelatos from Faber Castell to color the pattern.

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When I have added the gelatos, I use water on my fingers and drag the paint over the pattern.

When I have added the gelatos, I use water on my fingers and drag the paint over the pattern.

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Here you can see what it looks like when I am finish coloring. I used red, green and gold gelatos. When it was dry, I added some stamp motifs.

Here you can see what it looks like when I am finish coloring. I used red, green and gold gelatos. When it was dry, I added some stamp motifs.

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I found some cards from Graphic45 and a tag that I will use to "build" the background.

I found some cards from Graphic45 and a tag that I will use to "build" the background.

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Here you can see how I have made some layers by using cards, tags and some pattern paper. I also made som gesso splats over the painted background.

Here you can see how I have made some layers by using cards, tags and some pattern paper. I also made som gesso splats over the painted background.

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I placed the small pictures in my hand, in front of my foot and next to me.

I placed the small pictures in my hand, in front of my foot and next to me.

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And this is the finished layout. Hope you liked it. Thanks for looking ... :)

And this is the finished layout. Hope you liked it. Thanks for looking ... :)

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