Prima: Poise and Grace

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a Prima project to share created with the beautiful Fairy Belle Collection. I have also had a play with some Pan Pastels and have incorporated these with the background work.  A step by step is available on the Prima blog as well as below.

'Poise and Grace'

 Layers of  hand cut elements and paper strips from the Fairy Belle patterned papers have been combined with  pretty Prima blooms. 

The dancing girls have been cut from Fairy Belle patterned papers 'Summer Dream' and 'En Pointe'.

Prima Cotton Tape and Masks, Pan Pastels, and Texture Paste have been used to first alter the background.

To recreate a similar effect:

Start with the Fairy Belle 'Marcelle' Patterned Paper as the base - I used the reverse side

1. Attach strips of Cotton Tape vertically and horizontally over the area where the main design elements and photo will be featured. Cut them at different lengths and stagger them.
Prima Cotton Tape is already adhesive backed which makes it quick and easy to attach.

2. Lay a large Prima Swirl Mask over the top the attached tape - I used the Prima 12 x 12 Mask #545628

3. Apply Texture Paste over the top of the mask. Remove Mask and allow to dry.

4. With a 'Sofft Art Sponge, add some colour to the Texture Paste with Pan Pastel. 


A light application of Yellow Ochre Tint was first applied.  Highlights of Turquoise and Permanent Red were added. A round sponge bar was used to apply the Pan Pastel.

If the color was too intense for my liking, I was able to remove by erasing.
The area was then sealed.


5. Some additional masking were added.  The thistle element of the mask was highlighted with Pan Pastel Turquoise. 

6. Attach thin strips of patterned paper vertically and horizontally - I used the decorative strip at the bottom of the Fairy Belle Patterned Paper and attached over some of the previously attached Cotton Tape.  

 7. Add other design elements and photo.

  • Products Used:

  • #555433 Vinetta Fairy Belle
  • #555467 Charme Rose Fairy Belle
  • #555474 Essential Petals Fairy Belle
  • #554330 12"x12" Cardstock Stickers Fairy Belle
  • #950156 Fairy Belle Col. La Ronde
  • #950132 Fairy Belle Col. Marcelle
  • #950118 Fairy Belle Col. Le Toulle
  • #950095 Fairy Belle Col. Summer Dream
  • #950088 Fairy Belle Col. En Pointe
  • #556259 Lucerne Almanac
  • #550790 Writers Tape - Khaki
  • #551711 Firefly - Tone
  • #554620 8" x 8" Mask
  • #545628 12" x 12" Mask
  • #549053 Sugar Blooms Sparkling
  • Pan Pastel - Yellow Ochre Tint, Permanent Red, Turquoise
  • Sofft Art Sponge - Round Sponge Bar

I loved putting this one together. 

Prima and Pan Pastels - truly are a 'graceful' combination.

Till next time,

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