The Deconstructed Layout With Anita

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Good morning blogging friends!!

Today I have another layout for my new series at Frosted Designs

Today we are talking about adding texture to you chipboard. 
You know I love chipboard, and I love to alter it.

Here is a look at my layout
How yummy are these Prima Papers?? Of course, they are available in the Frosted Designs Store
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals from the Nantucket Pearls set to make a spray for my
background. I love the Cape Cod Coral - one of my favorites!

I wanted to use this chippie from Blue Fern Studios, but I wanted a bit more
"something" to it. 
Out come the art supplies- I used Gloss Gel, which dries clear, and some 
old, old, old, glass Micro Beads that have been hanging around forever.
You know you have some too, so don't judge. 
The iridescent medium is optional- but it adds a little bit of shine to the final project.

Mix up a little bit of everything in a cup,,,,,,,

and apply. Now, this is a serious pain to apply. My method is to get a little bit onto a flat
brush, and basically wipe it off onto the chipboard a little at a time. Spreading it is 
out of the question because it just gets everywhere!
Set aside to dry for about an hour, then give it two good coats of Heidi Swapp
Color Shine in Gold, drying between each coat with a heat gun.

And this is what it looks like- nice, huh?

And since I had this super nice piece of chipboard, I couldn't 
leave the other chipboard plain so,,,,,,
I heat embossed with Gold, then used StazOn to stamp a crackle pattern on it. 
(I ended up using StazOn Black- not the Brown)

 It ends up with a nice, aged/vintage look.
Here are a couple of other shots of my layout.

I mixed the Cape Cod Coral in a Mini Mister with water and sprayed, then sprayed
randomly with Dylusions White Linen.

I used several of the die cut stickers from the paper pack to accent my photo. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


5 Responses to “The Deconstructed Layout With Anita”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the flowers!!!!!!!!

Lisa in Texas said...

Love how you dressed up the chipboard! What a beautiful layout!

Jean said...

Love what you did!! Amazing!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Wow! Love what you did with the chipboard! And I denfinitely have some microbeads lying around too.

BrendaB said...

I love the texture and shine you added - fabulous!