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#rainbowismyfavouritecolour Layout | Diane Williams

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Rainbow really is my favourite colour so I covered this page with as many rainbows and colour as I could using mixed media and the Bloom Street collection.

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I started by covering my white cardstock with a layer of white gesso and let it dry thoroughly. This gives the mixed media something to grip onto and will stop your carstock from warping too much when adding water.

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Then using a stencil I made myself on my Silhouette, I added texture paste to one side of the cardstock base and let it dry. Don’t forget, you can easily cut stencils for mixed media yourself using cardstock. It won’t last forever but it will be sturdy enough to use to create your background.

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While my background was drying I used the RAINBOW cut file from Paige Evans to cut two different sized partial rainbows from white cardstock. Then I used papers from the Bloom Street Paper Pad to back my rainbows, in rainbow order of course! When I started backing my second rainbow, I swapped the order of colours so I would see more of each pattern.

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Once the texture paste was completely dry, I spritzed the background with a little water and added liquid watercolours in rainbow colours. Allowing the water to help the colours mix and blend together creates really interesting shades. If you play around mixing them with your brush too much, the colours can get a little muddy so just be patient and let them mix themselves! Once dry I added a few little splatters of colour as well.

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After the watercolour was completely dry, I added some craft foam to the back of my rainbow pieces and adhered them onto my background. I also popped my photo up on some foam to give it even more dimension.

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Then I used a bunch of florals from the floral die cut pack and adhered them in and around my photo to create a focal point of colour and whimsy. I like to use liquid adhesive when adhering smaller pieces like this onto a raised, mixed media background to make sure everything stays nice and stuck.

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I also adhered a few silver sequins from the Bloom Street sequin mix to add a little sparkle.

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The last thing I needed to do was to add a title and I decided to use some small white, foam alphas from the Pick-Me-Up collection because my title ended up being SO long!

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Here is a quick little process video of how this page came together…

I love the explosion of colour and texture on this page, it really does make me smile! I hope you’ll try creating a page celebrating your favourite colours, even if that means all of them!

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