I decided to try something new (for me) with this and did an image transfer.
I started by printing out my photo using a laser printer.
(I originally tried a black and white photo but that didn't work. Not sure why, maybe user error!)
I then coated both my cardstock and the front of my photo with matte medium using a silicon brush and placed the printout face down on my card stock. I used an old credit card to squeeze out all the wrinkles trying not to get any medium on the top.
When dry (well, almost) I spritzed the back of my printout with water and gently tried to rub off the paper. All I can say is that I should not have been so impatient and waited until it was well & truly dry. I lost a fair portion of my imagine as it wasn't completely dry. Lesson learned.
I then dry brushed on some gesso and added some background stencilling. I used a Donna Downey stencil but any would do. I then glued down some chipboard pieces I had in my stash.
I added colour with an assortment of Dina Wakley paints and some Distress sprays. I mixed a little Lime paint with some Faber Castle whipped spackle for dimension an scrapped that roughly through a stencil.
I added some words and highlighted them using a Stabilo aquarellable pencil.
I then finished of with some Viva Décor Inka Gold in platinum and copper which I watered down a little and painted on with brush.
I'll definitely be trying this technique again. Why not give it a go too?