Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Never forget the men and women who have died, while bravely serving our country's armed forces! This Memorial Day, I'm honoring my late uncle, who served in the Army, with this page that I scrapped of him, featuring Prima Marketing's Rust Pastes from

     My design inspiration came from Sketch #2, used for the May Monthly Sketch Challenge at

     I started with a piece of black cardstock, and TCW Chickenwire stencil that I applied Prima Marketing Rust Paste (Camouflage Set) to, using all three colors from the set. Then I assembled the postcards and papers, cut and torn from Stamperia's Around the World 12 X 12 Paper Pad, and inked along the edges with Distress Inks.

     The key, chains, gears, and cogs were made with Prima Marketing's Black Gesso applied to the Stamperia Steampunk Mechanism Thick Stencil. Once dry, I used my fingers to rub on some Prima Marketing Metallique Waxes (Bronze Age, Rich Copper, Brushed Iron, and Old Silver), followed by Prima's Red and Brown Rust Pastes.

     The same steps were used on the large circle that I glued twine to, before coating with black gesso. Then I did some stamping and fussy cutting with Prima Marketing's Finnabair Stamps, adding Rust Pastes to one of the gears, and popping it up over the circle.

     The buttons belonged to my late grandma, some covered with Rust Pastes, along with the brads and anchor on the photo, that's finishing the hand-stitching.

     Thanks for looking, and check out all of the GREAT Memorial Day Sales going on at!

Challenges Entered:

Stamps and Stencils ~ Let's Fake It (I made faux metals and rust)

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful layout and a special way to honor your uncle. Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly. =)