Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Color Room - Guest Designer Feature Tutorial

Hi Guys

This is a layout I created for The Color Room Challenge site when Imaginarium Designs were sponosring the challenges in May :) :) :)

Layout – "a forever memory"

Background and chipboard element paint technique

Materials used;

Imaginarium Designs chipboard background

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

Close ups of the layout :)

Cheers and Happy Scrapping :) xxx

February Challenge 123 Step-by-Step

February Challenge 123 Step-by-Step

1. Colour - Cream
2. Word - About
3. Technique/Theme/ - Upcycling

Materials List:
Chipboard background
Book page
Surgical Gauze
Potpourri Flowers
Macramé Belt
Crochet Cotton
Spray Mist
Vintage button
Gel pen

For this particular layout I’ve chosen to use the above listed non-traditional scrapbooking projects.

To start I created the background using the chip board, book page and paint. I first adhered the book page using a glue stick and then scraped some cream paint randomly over this, using a piece of scrap card

I then dried it using the heat gun.

To further embellish the layout I used some surgical gauze, parts of a macramé belt, flower from a vintage doilie, and dried potpourri flowers.

To begin I coloured the gauze using a cream coloured spray mist, and dried it quickly using a heat gun. This way it dries stiff and makes it easy to adhere with the glue stick, and then tease, fray and shape as required.

This was dried with a heat gun before being adhere to the layout using a glue stick.

The potpourri flowers have been adhered using a quick clear drying gel glue.

To create the stems and centres of the flower embellishments I have cut down the tassels from the macramé belt and adhered them using quick clear drying gel glue.

I have also used a flower cut from a vintage doilie to use as a centre for one of the flowers

To create the title I have used one of the macramé belt tassels to create the letter A.

Here are some close up shots of the final project.

Well I do hope you enjoy this months challenge. A big big thank you to Charmane and the team for having me on board I so so chuffed.

Cheers Louise xxx

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