The Curiosity Crew17 August 2012 | By Rebecca in Page Layouts
Hey everyone! Basically Bare is swapping with Authentique this week and I am excited to show you my project! Recently I met up with a friend and her boys for lunch at a local park. The park used to be a quarry and there is a cool, supposedly haunted, tunnel located there. You just have to cross a creek to get to it. So, we dressed the kids in some proper creeking shoes and headed off to explore the darker side of this park. We got some great shots that day, some of them from my spot, standing knee-deep in dirty creek water sweating my hind end off. But hey, that is what a good scrapper does right? Anything for “the shot.”
One of my favorite pictures shows the kids leaning against the tunnel wall. I loved the dark feeling of the picture and I wanted to make it stand out. I turned to the blues and yellows of Authentique’s Curiosity collection. I glued my basic design down to the background first. Then, I poured black paint all over it. It was a little scary, and yes, I could have ended up hating the results. But actually, I think it turned out great! The paint ended up looking a bit like a tar spill. It really works with the papers and picture.
To embellish this picture, nothing could be better than Bare Basics Gears. I lightly distressed the chipboard and corrugated gears with some inks and a White Painty FX Pen from Kuretake. I also layered in a few of the acrylic gears to create depth.
Thank you for joining Basically Bare and Authentique for our swap! Stay tuned for more inspiring projects!