Today, I would like to share with you one of my favorite tip about paper: mixing two (and only two) collections together...
Okay, it's not new, but it's so fun! It's a great way to use favorite collections with a new look (or even to use scraps), and it's so much faster than to build up your own kit from many different manufacturers... And you still get this fresh look!
For my first layout, I wanted to use again my beloved "Persimmon" papers (Basic Grey), perfect for fall, and I decided to match them with some "Switchboard"papers (Pink Paislee).
For my second layout, I had very few "Vintage Bliss" leftovers (Simple Stories), but I loved this collection so much that I really wanted to use them... And I finally found that they matched beautifully with "RSVP" papers (Basic Grey)!
The yellow background, the pink border, the aqua and orange titles are all from the "RSVP" collection.
What to do with last year Holidays papers? Why not matching them with summer papers! Here, I used two Fancy Pants collections: the wintery "Timbergrove" (the grid and the red paper) and the summery "Nautical" (the blue and the woodgrain papers). I cut them with a heart die and I outlined each of them with a white pen.
Papers from the same manufacturer often match well!
Another tip is to start with a multicolored paper from one collection, and to look for matching papers from another collection (one color papers work better for this), like I did on this last layout with papers from "Brightside" (Glitz Design) and from "Hey kid" (Pink Paislee):
I also used my "Magicals" from Lindy Stamp's Gang on each of my layouts: the powder form is so versatile, you can use it to color any medium of your choice!
- I started by mixing the "Shabby Turbine Teal" color with some water in a mini mister, and I used it with a Heidi Swapp chevron stencil on my first layout.
- Then, I mixed the "Rusty Lantern Lime" color with some white Gesso, and I used it with a woodgrain stencil on my second layout. The effect is of course totally different!
- Next, I mixed the "Steel Shimmer" color (which is a beautiful and rich silver and not a black) with very VERY few water to create a silver paint, and I used it to color my title on my third layout.
-Finally, I mixed the "Steel Shimmer" color again with some white modeling paste, and I used it with a star stencil on my last layout.
I noticed that with both white gesso and white modeling paste, you get a lighter color, and if you want to keep all the wonderful shimmery look, you need to use water (spray ink or paint, depending on how much water you use).
Looking for stencils? Take a look at the Frosted Designs store!
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