Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Topsy Turvy Guest Designer

Hi everyone, Lys here!
I'm very happy today to introduce to you Pascale, from Scrap made in Touraine, a wonderful French artist who makes amazing creations, from scrapbooking to mixed media, which are always a great source of inspiration for me. I'll let her show you what she has made for my Topsy Turvy challenge...

Hello Sweeties,

I'm really thrilled to be guest DT here at Our Creative Corner and I want to thank Lys for the invitation. I chose to make a canvas for the "Topsy Turvy" challenge.

And now the whole process, step-by-step

First I primed with two layers of white gesso the canvas. When dry, I added a design with a Alpha stencil with 3D Gloss Gel. I added the design in several place rotating the stencil every time.
When I'm not in an hurry, I let dry naturally for a better result. I continue to added the same design with Graphite paste.
Again I let dry, before adding a last round of design. This time I used white crackle paste.

When the background was completely dry, I sprayed a first layer of ink. Then I started my composition. I glued all the big elements such as the flowers, bulbs and metallic embellishments with 3D Gloss Gel. To glue the microbeads, I used Soft Gloss Gel.
I added a layer of white gesso on top of all the embellishments and let dry for a moment.
Then I added some Mica Powder, sprayed water, added more Mica until I was happy with the result. To finish, I mixed some Black Cherry Mica Powder with some Soft Gloss Gel and dry-brushed the flowers and micro beads with the metallic paint I obtained.

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you again Lys, Laura and the whole team for having me here.  
 Materials used:

Canvas 8"x8"
Stencil - Finnabair Prima - Alpha
Spray Ink - Lindy's STamp Gang - Opal Sea Oats
Mica Powder - Finnabair Prima - Gold, Copper, Black Cherry
Mechanicals - Finnabair Prima - Pendant Caps, Flowers
Texture Paste - Finnabair Paste - White Crackle, Graphite
Gel Medium - Finnabair Prima - 3D Gloss Gel, Soft Matte Gel
Gesso - Finnabair Prima - Heavy White
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts - Gardenias, Roses


Didn't I tell you she was wonderful? Thanks so much Pascale for this Topsy Turvy creation. Sure you will inspire us and all who can enter the Topsy Turvy challenge until November 28th!

Remember there's a fabulous prize to win from


So see you soon!


  1. Stunning piece!!! Such a fantastic composition and gorgeous colours!!!

  2. Gorgeous work! I love the close up pictures, so much to see, and the tutorial is very helpful!

  3. Intricate and Lovely. What a treat to have such a talented guest designer. Thanks bunches. j.

  4. What a fantastic inspiration, really beautiful!

  5. Merci Pascale pour ce magnifique tableau! Je suis heureuse que tu aies accepté mon invitation sur OCC!

  6. So gorgeous and such amazing textures, flower clusters and colors - and your step-by-step is awesome!

  7. Pascale you created the most amazing layouut. Such a lot of texture, fabulous colors, beautiful flowers...waw.. I love it. Thank you for the tutorial as well.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty art.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  8. Wow absolutely beautiful textures, love the subtle colours. Amazing x

  9. Woow!!! I've missed this post... Congratulations to Pascale for her beautiful work,
    bravo à toi si tu repasses par ici Pascale, ton canvas est magnifique!!!!
    Et merci aussi pour le pas à pas, c'est toujours très chouette de voir le processus de création.
    Coco xx


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