Hi everyone, it's Anita here today
and I have another Deconstructed Layout to share with you!
Today we are going to talk about adding background texture to your layouts
using stencils, stamps, paste and colors.
Here is a look at my layout
Now, you know I like to have a lot of "stuff" on my layouts, but I
am really trying to make them more flat so I can get more than 10 in an album!
So I added a lot of texture to this layout without adding a lot of bulk.
Start out by stamping randomly on the page, I inked my stamp
with a Stampers Big Brush Pen in black, then misted it with water before stamping.
I only inked a small part of the stamp each time. You can see that the image is dependent on
how much water you mist onto the stamp, less water equals a cleaner impression, more
water equals a messier impression- totally up to you.
Next up, I cut a small slice off the end of my Gelato® stick and added water
(I normally use a craft mat, but here I was working on a large piece of clear plastic that my
die cut chipboard came in, you just can't see it in the photo)
Mix the Gelato and water into a thin, runny paste, and flick it onto the layout using
a stiff paint brush.
Next use a stencil and Modeling paste to add another layer.
I have no idea why I have no photo of this!
While your paper is drying, grab a large Die Cut Chipboard piece and apply a coat
of gesso. (I didn't apply the gesso on this cardstock, I just used the cardstock to get a better photo)
When I apply paint, gesso or whatever to a large piece, I always get a bunch on the bottom
of the piece, so I take the chipboard and put it onto a plain piece of cardstock- this will take
the excess gesso/paint off the bottom of the chipboard AND start another background page
I can use later.
I used a variety of mediums to color my chipboard when it was dry; markers, pencils, and Gelatos®.
Rub a little bit of your Gelatos directly onto you work surface, mist it with water and combine to
form a workable paint. Using a paintbrush you can paint the smaller pieces. I used Gold Gelatos to paint the bows on the chipboard in this same manner.
Mix more Gelatos® with water- you want this one pretty runny
Use your ribbon to soak up the color- using this technique you can color your
ribbon any color you need to match your layout.
I used my Cameo to cut my title, then I added white accents. I also
used a Pastel Pencil to add more depth to the edges- a Watercolor Pencil will
work in the same manner for this technique.
Here are a couple of close ups of my layout
Here you can see the modeling paste I applied- when it was dry I used a sponge to apply
Gelatos® directly to the paste to give it a light color.
Thanks so much for making it to the end of the post today!
To see more details on this layout, check out my blog.
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