Find Balance

Posted on March 19, 2015 in Art, Art Mediums

Sherry frame

Hey everyone! I am beyond excited to
bring you my first post as a Guest Designer for Limor Webber Designs!
Today I am making a layered, texture filled layout using some of the
brand new stamps Limor designed with Indigoblu!

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From the new stamps set, I used the
'rugged edge' stamps and the 'splattered heart' stamp!

splattered heart

Rugged Edges

Alright let's get to the fun part! Sit
back, relax and enjoy...

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I started off by adhering my paper to
heavy chipboard. I made sure to leave a few places without adhesive,
so that it will buckle a bit when I spray the paper. I like to use
chipboard as a backing so the layout will stay strong under all the
layers. It also makes it easier to display after! Starting with my
lighter colored spray, I sprayed a few spots and tilted my paper to
spread the color and create drips. I then did the same with the darker
colored spray keeping it to a smaller area. This is when I decided
approximately where my photos will go.

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Before stamping, define where your photo
will be on the layout. Make sure you aren't going to hide the
stamping behind your embellishments and photo. I used a grey Stamper's
Big Brush Artist Pen from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and colored directly on the back of my
'splattered heart' stamp. The ink from these pens dries permanent and
won't bleed when I added other mediums later. Make sure as you stamp,
that the splats poke out from the pictures. Using a black ink pad, and
one of the 'rugged edge' border stamps, apply a few impressions so
they will also peek out from the photos. Using different colors to
stamp, gives a diverse color range, and added depth to the background.
Be sure to coordinate with your color scheme when selecting colors, so
that your stamping doesn't distract from your photograph.

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I selected another 'rugged edge' border
stamp and the Lindy's Stamp Gang Limor Webber Designs Tres Chic
'bonjour butter' embossing powder
. To apply the embossing powder,
use an embossing ink pad as your stamping ink. Then sprinkle with the
embossing powder. Return the extra powder to the jar for future use.
You will see your design in fine powder. Use a heat tool to melt the
embossing powder. As it melts, you will see your design come to life.
I added my embossing along the bottom of where my photos will be
displayed on the layout.

Once the embossing powder has cooled, I
applied gel medium through the Prima - Finnabair 'bubbles' stencil to
add another beautiful layer of texture! The gel medium will dry clear
and give a great tone on tone effect that looks like bubbles.

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To mat my photos, I cut two pieces of
additional paper for each photo. I cut each slightly larger then the
previous to create a layered look. I also distressed the edge of the
smallest mat paper piece by running the tip of my nail along the
edges. Tip: Sometimes if the paper it to sturdy I
will mist the edges with a tiny bit of water first.
I adhered my
layers together, then added some Faber-Castell Design Memory
Craft&reg Whipped Spackle through the Crafter's Workshop 'Tiny Circles' stencil along
some of the edges. I adhered these layers with foam adhesive for added
dimension!

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Ok people, the Indigoblu Flitterglu kits have stolen my heart!
This kit makes it so ridiculously easy to add metallic accents to most
anything! It is designed to use with stamped imaged but I used it to
add metallic accents to my chipboard piece.

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So here's a quick rundown of how this
kit works! In the kit there is a container of 'glue', a container of
'mega-flakes', a foam pad and a scrubbing pad. apply the glue to the
foam pad making sure it is even. This pad can be used like a stamping
pad, or do like I did and press it directly on my chipboard piece with
even pressure. This glue is very sticky, and will never dry out. You
can leave the project for days without adding the gold flakes, and it
will forever be sticky. With this said - if you do decide to use a
stamp make sure you clean it immediately after you apply glue. After
the glue has a chance to dry and become tackie (just seconds really)
add it to a scrap piece of paper sticky side
up.Tip: Give your hands a quick wipe to remove any
sticky residue on your fingers and allow them to dry.
Now
sprinkle the Mega-Flakes onto surface and rub into the chipboard with
your fingers. Once the surface is full of metallicy goodness use the
scrubbing pad to remove the excess flakes by rubbing it over the
entire area!

Once my chipboard piece was finished, I
cut it up so I could have a few pieces pop out from both ends of the
images. I decided where I wanted them to peek out, and adhered them
down to the layout.

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To finish the piece off, I added the Prima
- Donna Downey 'Find Balance' stencil
below the photos for my
title. Then I added a few more of the 'tiny circles' along the edge of
the layout using the Whipped Spackle.

Thank you so much for checking out my
project! I hope you enjoyed:) Feel free to stick around and continue
to be inspired:)

Supplies

IndigoBlu Limor Webber stamps Splattered
Heart

IndigoBlu Limor Webber Stamps Rugged Edge

Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Kit

Lindy's Stamp Gang: Sprays- Limor Webber Designs
(Under The Boardwalk-pop rock purple and raspberry lemonade

Lindy's Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder-Limor Webber
Designs Tres Chic bonjour butter

7 Dots Studio paper: Dreamer Collection
(SDPP0010)

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen, Cold
grey

Faber-Castell-Design Memory Craft® Whipped Spackle

Faber-Castell-Design Memory Craft® Gel medium

Prima Finnabair Bubbles Stencil

The Crafters Workshop tiny circles

Prima Donna Downey Find Balance Stencil

12x12 heavy chipboard

Blue Fern Studio chipboard Poppies Collage

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