The Deconstructed Layout with Anita!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hi everyone, it's Anita here today to share a new Deconstructed Layout with you. 

For my project I am using items from the Capture The Moment kit and 
the Summer's End Kit, available in the Frosted Designs Store.

Today's tutorial is on paper pleating, which is a great way to add some
dimension and texture to your layout using just a plain piece of paper!

Here is a look at my layout
I have had this photo of my dad for some time, but wasn't sure how I wanted to scrap it.
Since it is a black and white photo, I didn't want to overwhelm the photo so the colors of these Authentique papers were great.

I wanted to use this paper, with these accent colors, but I didn't want the pattern on the paper to show. I decided to pleat the paper to distort the pattern.

I scored the paper every 1/2", then flipped it over and scored on the 1/4" intervals between the first score marks. So the paper ended up being scored every 1/4", with every other score mark alternating front and back.  Now the fun really begins!

Accordion fold the paper until it is pleated all the way across.
(This is time consuming and takes some practice, I admit. I recommend that you start with some fairly thin paper and make the score marks further apart, maybe every 1/2" instead of every 1/4" to practice. Once you get a feel for it, then work on the paper you want to use on your layout.)

You will need something extra strong to hold the pleated paper down, so I used a tape similar to Score Tape. Any very strong double sided tape will work. 

I adhered the pleated paper onto several other layers of paper, then matted my photo and adhere it on top using more double sided tape. 

I used a variety of embellishments for my cluster. To color the wood leaves from Prima, I first covered with a layer of Molding Paste, using my paint brush to give it some texture. Once it was dry I used Time Travel Teal from Lindy's Stamp Gang Industrial Chic Magicals Set to color them. 

I hope you give this technique a try! It takes a little practice, but it is a great tool to have in your bag once you get the hang of it. 


3 Responses to “The Deconstructed Layout with Anita!”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeeeee those leaves!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What gorgeous project Anita! Love it! said...

I love how you explain everything you do Anita! If I didn't think it was possible.. all I had to do is see you do it on one of your deconstructed tutorials!! The papers you use are devine and also love your clustered corners!