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So back when I was working on my August design team projects for Soul Sentiments I created the following layout using random leftover chipboard letters - it ended up being the basis for the first class I'll teach at the store.
I adhered all the letters to the page, then painted a very thin layer of gesso over them. Just use enough to help hold paint on the glossy letters (notice that you can still see the colors of some of the letters through the layers).
Then I painted over the letters with watered down paint. When it was mostly dry I drew a couple of circles in the middle of the layout with a lighter shade of blue.
I had already built the rest of the page when I decided that I needed something else colorful on the page, the edges were to boring so I splattered some of my mists in colors that would complement the Echo Park Paper & Glue papers I'd used.
In a few days you'll see how I used the letters to make another layout before I'd painted over them.