This layout was featured on the Shimelle.com blog last week.
The idea for this page came after looking through my many backgrounds and finding one that would make the many colors in this collection pop even more by layering them and adding multiple drops of mists in all the colors found in the papers, the girly pics where chosen to I could finally use the “lovely” die in the collection.
Today I will share a little tutorial on how I mix watercolor effects with stencils, stamps and this months lovely rubons from the Citrus Twist Kits November main kit and embellishment kit.
I am a little camera shy so you will not here my voice, but I hope you will be able to follow what I do anyway.
As the little text in the start of the video says, I started to prep the ordinary white cardstock with clear gesso. You might wonder why I use clear gesso and not white gesso and I can think of at least 2 reasons. One is that white gesso come out as yellow on the white cardstock and that the colors mixes better with the clear gesso than the white. The clear gesso is not smooth like white gesso.
Here you can see the finished layout and some closeups
Now I hope you will not forget to use all the lovely rubons in the kit on your projects.
I have actually been pretty creative a few days in October. I made 8 layouts at a crop one weekend. The week after was pretty unproductive though. I don't know if I drained my creativity with the crop, or that I get a little tired after a full weekend - friday evening to Sunday afternoon with a full room of other scrappers and sleeping on an inflatable bed..... OR that I have become a too social scrapper and that I would love to have someone to scrap with everyday...... It might even be a mix... I know I would love to meet up to scrap more often, and I am very sorry that I don't know any local scrappers to meet up with. All crops have been around 1 hour away in three different directions. So if you live in or around Røyken and is interesting in coming here and scrap - you are very welcome...
So here are lots of layouts...
Layout made with the Shimelle collection from American Crafts
Next layout - Fancy Pants designs - and October sketch
Last a layout made with mostly the Open Book collection from Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes) I have ordered more from it, so I am ready to make more.