Today I have a simple step x step to share with you. I love adding texture and paints to my layouts, it always adds something I reckon, so I am going to show you how you can do this too.
Step 1 – First of all I have used some Pink Paislee Resist paper and have used a combination of green and blue inks to bring out the pattern in the background. Next I have sprayed some Jazz Blue TA Glimmermist, and let it run in a few places.
Step 2 – This is my favourite part… I have placed raw chipboard directly onto the background cardstock along with my button and grabbed a smallish paint brush and just started dabbing away, getting in and around all the pieces of the chipboard. I have also added some fabric strips at the top and bottom.
Step 3 – Once that was dry I got my Jazz Blue TA glimmermist and took the nozzle off. With a very fine paintbrush I dipped it into the glimmermist and started painting the background cardstock close to the chipboard. I love the shadow effect this created. Once I was happy with that, I added some Shimmerz randomly to the top of the chipboard and also down around the sides to accentuate it even further.
Step 4 – To add some more texture to my layout I ripped pieces of my pattern paper, layered some fussy cutting with foam tape and distressed edges. I also wanted to add some bandage gauze. This is just your normal medical gauze which I just pulled and stretch.
Step 5 – With the bandage gauze in place, I have used the same colour paint that I used on the chipboard, which is mint green, and quite thickly just dabbed some paint on in different places over the gauze. On top of that I have added some Shimmerz as well.
Step 6 – Add your photo and embellish with your gorgeous MH blooms and other bits and pieces. Also just a tip…when I sprayed these beautiful white flowers with Rum Punch Glimmermist they came up far too bright, so to tone this down and give the flower a softer look, I sprayed them with some Studio Calico white mist.
Products Used: Grandma’s Handkerchief – white (misted), Dahlia – Blue, Springtime – white (misted)
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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial today. Until next time…happy crafting :))