Okay, I admit it, I got out the old heat gun to speed up my paint drying! I have always liked the effect of paint splatter on other peoples layouts, but never quite had the confidence to try it out on my pretty patterned papers. For this layout I had to give it a go though, and I love it. It just gives the page that extra depth. It also really adds to the rough, decaying look I was going for to match my story about this lonely town in Cambodia:
I was really pleased to find this ‘Aged and Confused Vagabond’ ‘Green Bean’ Basic Grey paper in my stash. It’s perfect for echoing the peeling red paint on the buildings in the photos, and it’s got the distressed look. I worked this even more by distressing right around the 12×12 page and then inking it with a rusty colour pad. The other papers used are My Minds Eye ‘Wild Asparagus’ 6×6 papers, and the heart is a photo of some graffiti that was on the walls of one of the buildings.
So there we go, my entry for the scrapping with two 4×6 photos challenge. Though I think my photos ended up slightly smaller than 4×6 as they’d been printed with a border which I sliced off. Hope it still counts!