Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Guest post: Bernii Miller

My name is Bernadette Miller, although I go by Bernii and I am a passionate crafter and memory keeper for the most part. That is between my teaching job and being super mum to my two little babes Abigail (6) and Hunter (3). They tend to be the main subjects of my scrapbooks, although lately I have taken time to scrapbook about myself also. I live in the beautiful ranges of The Great Diving Range, in sunny Queensland- Australia. 
My Scrapbooking style almost always features pops of colour, layers and watercolour. At the moment I have a real crush on all things floral, I never used to be like this , but I guess with all things our style changes and evolves!! 
So with all things evolving and changing at the moment my 3 loves are Instagram, Mango Smoothies and pretty paper/embellishments (especially if there is glitter involved) ! What I hate most is cleaning up after an awesome scrapbooking session ha ha . I think we can all relate to that!! 

My favourite food is pancakes!! Anytime of the day.. I never ever tire of them, especially if they are smootherd with ice cream, berries and maple syrup ..yummo! 

You can find me :
Instagram: Bernii_Miller
Pinterest: Bernii

 1. I organized all my cut files into a wreath layout, to make sure I had enough. I then drew a light circle under the wreath as a guide to remember where to come back and glue everything down .

2. I then used my WOW ( words or whatever) rose template with some gesso and painted some roses around the pencil circle that was drawn earlier. 

3. You can just see the gesso roses forming a wreath. These will be the base of our watercolour roses. 

4. Then to figure out what colours to paint the watercolour roses, I laid back all the cutfiles and flowers to make sure I had enough gesso roses painted. 

5.  I then made sure that the photo I was using was going to fit nicely with the wreath.

6. Then it is time to use watercolours to paint the gesso flowers. So it by bit, I slid the cut files and roses off to the side and pained the roses.

7. Once the watercolour is dry , I then went back in some places and added another layer of watercolour to add more depth and interest. 

8. Now to add a more defined look to the back ground, so back and grab your template, and either a number 1 or 2 fine tip pen to outline the roses. This really defines back ground.

9. Then to "rough" up the edges I went back afterwards and roughly drew around the edges.. I like it a little messier as I think it adds a little more depth to the roses. 

10. So this is the final look of the back ground,. This is the time to go back and add more watercolour to parts of the roses if you wish too.

11.  Then finally , start to place back all the cut files and flowers to match the watercolour roses. I also trimmed down my photo in the middle, so that I would have a place to journal. I added my title and started to adhere it all down. I use E6000 glue, which is just amazing. It is a super strength glue which will adhere anything. Then I added some ink splatters, I find it hard to never add ink splatters. I used a think paint brush dipped directly into the ink bottle and holding it high above the page, just letting it drip in its own time. I then went through and added some smaller splatters, resin flowers and petals to fill out the wreath. I then went and added in my journalling . And done :) 

12. All complete :) 


Cindy - FL said...

I would love to see what you're talking about, but alas, the photos are missing...........from my screen anyway.

Leanne said...

Wilna, your images aren't loading.

Anonymous said...

No photos, unfortunately:(

Ruth Bonser said...

Exciting to see your post here Bernii!

Moira said...

No photos here either unfortunately. I did see your finished layout on IG though and absolutely lovely :)

Karen Beldon said...

cant see the photos here :(

dawnaclark said...

Don't keep us in suspense! LOL! No pix to see. :(

Wilna Furstenberg said...

Eeeekkkk so sorry i missed this somehow. I will fix it!

Libby Morris said...

absolutely gorgeous

Bine said...

Sooooo wonderful !!! Great layout.