The Deconstructed Layout With Anita

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Good morning everyone!

Today is the very first day for something new here at Frosted Designs

Have you ever seen a layout and went,,
"I wonder how they made that?"
The Deconstructed Layout will feature a tutorial on one element of a layout,
showing step outs on how that one element was done.
Here we go!
Now,, who has ever seen Anita make a layout with a plain sheet of white cardstock as the base???
Anybody??? Nope- I don't think I have ever done it before. 
The little bit of pattern paper I used is from the Shades of Spring Kit

To make the awesome bricks below my photo, I started with Molding Paste and a stencil. 
When that was dry, I inked the paste straight from the ink pads using 
the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink from the Shades of Spring Kit.
Next I sprinkled dry powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang- Industrial Chic Magicals Set 
right on top using a dry paintbrush. VERY LITTLE powder is needed. I then spritzed with
water to get the color to show up. Super cool- huh?
Then I cut the individual bricks out and glued them down. I used a brush marker to outline them.
How did I get them so straight? Well,,,, I am so glad you asked. 
I almost never use washi tape on layouts- but I use it ALL THE TIME 
for holding things in place, marking my place, and for marking locations on layouts. 
If you look at this photo, then the top photo- you can see how much difference the 
black outline on the bricks helps- it really makes them pop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

The next installment of The Deconstructed Layout is
March 24th- so mark your calendars to stop back by!
 photo Anita_zpse7bed73f.jpg



5 Comments »

5 Responses to “The Deconstructed Layout With Anita”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that brick!!!!!

Lori Apgar said...

Great concept!!! Love how you did the brick!!

Jean said...

Wow - this layout rocks!!!

Barb Craft said...

I am so excited for this new series Anita! I know I am going to learn all kinds of great tips and tricks from you!

barb :)

Brandi Matos said...

GORGEOUS layout Anita!!! So lovely :-)