The Little things
This was one of those projects that I started on without a plan!
Sometimes I find the best things come from a little spontaneity, a
little bit of unplanned fun! This project came from uncommonly used
colors and uncommonly used products! Sometimes we fall into a rut of
the same old, same old and since I didnt start with a solid concrete
plan, I thought I would pick out a few amazing products that got
shoved to the back of my stash! So before we get started today I
challenge all of you to dig deep, pull out some colors and a few
mediums that need some love and create with me!
As always I back up my background with heavy chipboard. This helps
to give me a solid backing for support when I use sprays, stamping and
mediums. (also great for displaying upright later)
I arranged my photos where I thought they would look nice and
traced around them with a pencil. This ensures that any background
texture and stamping that I do will peek out from behind the photos in
Using my lightest spray (yellow) first I sprayed a large area
peeking from behind all of the photos, then I allowed this to dry
completely. Then added my medium color (orange) and sprayed so the
color would peek from the right side of the photos, allow this to dry
completely. Using the third and darkest color (purple) I unscrewed the
lid and used the tube to create circles that would show beyond the
photos, allow to dry.
Now for the beautiful IndigoBlu Limor Webber stamps! Using
'splattered heart' large and small, 'splattered butterfly' small and
'rugged edges' I created a ton of texture peeking out from behind the
photos and along the right side of the layout! With the 'splattered
I used a black ink pad and stamped so the heart and splatters would
Next came the 'splattered butterfly, now I must admit this is one
of my fav ways to stamp these days, I used Faber-Castell Design Memory
Crafts® Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pens to
color the image. The reason I like the big brush pens for this is
because they blend seamlessly together when you are using more then
one color, on a pre-prepped surface like mine! In this image I used a
yellow and a pink to color the stamp, then made impressions wherever I
thought they would peek out just right!
Making use of the 'rugged edge' stamp set, I selected the
splattered border stamp! and using the same coloring technique i
stamped along where the photos would be wherever i hadnt already
stamped. i did this to ensure i would cover up or hide the previously
stamped butterflies! i also added texture to the right side of the
layout using this same stamp and technique.
Now to add a bit of shine! It's no big surprise that I adore the
Indigo Blu Flitter Glu starter kits! these are an easy way to add
metallic elements to any project. so today I did so using the Limor
Webber 'ink splatter' stamp set.
Quick 'how to' of the starter kit, you apply glue to the foam pad,
press your stamp onto the foam and press lightly onto your surface.
Sprinkle mega flakes onto glue image and rub lightly with your hand to
press flakes into glue. then use black scrubby (comes in kits) and
scrub the surface to reveal your image!
I applied metallic images along the right side of the layout and
along the edges of the where the photos would be.
I have had string gel in my mediums trolley for ages and haven't
had the opportunity to give it a go so I decided this project would be
it! I gently folded some white gesso into my string gel, the reason I
point out that I gently folded it in is because if you mix a lot or
too vigorously you will create air bubbles that are tough to get rid
of once they're there!
I took a scoop of the string gel on a palette knife and tilt the
palette knife to allow the medium to 'drip' off the end. As it starts
to drip and touch the layout I made a circular motion to make rings of
string gel that peek out from where the photos will be and around
where they will be. allow this to dry, I prefer to allow to air dry as
i bubbles easily when heat gunned!
I wanted to make sure that my photos stood out form the texture,
color filled background so I put a little black gesso in on a paint
palette and dragged the edges of my photos through the paint on all
four sides. Allow this to dry, before adding your photo to the layout.
Using pop dots on the middle photo and tape adhesive on the top and
bottom photo, I adhered my photos to the layout.
Thank you so much for checking out my toturial using a ton of fun
Limor Webber Designs products! To check out more, head
over to my blog.
7 Dots Studio-Messy Head pattern paper-#SDPP0071