And my version:
The background is explained below, but once I was satisfied with it, I used NeoColor II crayons (water soluble crayons which I just LOVE) that gave the yellow background.
And a few close-ups:
This layout turned out nothing like I had planned. What I initially did was this:
As you can see, I started with a dark grey cardstock, then added rub-ons around a lightly drawn square before adding yellow paint. I then sprinkled on some orange zing embossing powder and heat set it before adding my light grey die-cut shape. I didn't like it at all. Way too heavy looking for me. So to my rescue yet again, came the gesso. After drying, I then sprayed various yellow mists over it. I still didn't like it, so applied gesso yet again which ended up giving a yellow tinge to the top layer of gesso. This was satisfactory, so went ahead and used this as my background as above.
Back to study for me.
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