I am excited to announce that I will be once again teaching at;
Australian Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention,
Brisbane Exhibition Centre,
June 9-11, 2012
Class 1 Presentation ~ Scrapbooking Memories Studio
Thinking Outside the Square
"Have you ever been tempted to create a layout just a little bit 'outside the square' and outside your creative comfort zone? Well Louise Nelson has, and she is here to share with you how she 'was tempted'. Louise will talk a little about how she uses non-traditional products to create unique layouts that not only feature her photos and record her memories/moments, but are an expression of her inner artist as well.'
This is just a sneak peek of one of the 2 layouts that showcase the techniques that will be taught in my classes at the Brisbane Paper Crafts Festival, 17-19 February 2012, RNA Showgrounds, Fortitude Valley, QLD.
If you are interested [LOL and I hope you are :)] please contact Sherry Mendoza via email; firstname.lastname@example.org
LOUISE NELSON – ‘Thinking Outside the Square’
In Louise’s ‘Thinking Outside the Square’ class Louise will share with you her passion for creating with products that she loves, in ways that perhaps you may not have thought of before.
This is the double layout that I taught at the recent Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo
Class 1 - Advanced A double 12 x 12 layout combining both traditional scrapbooking products and up-cycled elements. Demostrated tips and techniques for creating unique and tantalising background textures and dimensional elements.
Class Kit Chipboard and chipboard elements by Imaginarium Designs; Chalkboard GlimmerMists by Tattered Angels; rub-ons by Kaisercraft; tissue paper, string, bling/confetti, gauze, watch crystals.
Imaginarium Designs chipboard hessian square [designed by Louise Nelson]
Gesso – Monte Marte
Paint – Making Memories, Jo Sonja, Kaisercraft
Mist – Crafty Notions
Flower tendril – Prima
Chipboard Alpha – Prima
Vintage Findings word fetti – Making Memories
I first glued the chipboard hessian square to the background using a glue stick. I then mixed some cream paint in with the gesso before applying it to background
Place a few dollops of paint/gesso mix on to the background and chipboard embellishment
Using a coarse foam roller, roll out and cover the layout background and chipboard with the paint/gesso mix. Don’t over roll the paint/gesso mix otherwise you will loose the lovely coarse bubble effect of the paint and gesso.
Just a close up of the lovely effect you can get using the gesso and a coarse foam roller
I usually use mists, but for this particular colour combination I needed to mix some pink paint with water and put it into a spray bottle to get a colour match. This was then sprayed liberally over the chipboard embellishment. I then dried the pink spray paint with a heat gun, after tipping it from side to side, to get it to run and drip across the background board
This is a close-up of the final paint effect on the background and chipboard