This layout was made for the May Issue of Inzpira magazine and included a step by step instruction on how to make it.
Start by covering parts of the white cardstock with clear gesso and let it dry
Drop mist over the cardstock and use the water brush to spread it out, wipe away parts of it – and then drop more mist. Let it dry and drop more. It’s important to let it dry if you want tiny drops on top, otherwise the mist will spread out.
When the mist has dried use distress ink together with stencils.
Stamp in black and grey to get different shades of colour
Pick out some coordinating leftover papers and papers from 6x6 paper pads.
Staple the pieces to the cardstock and place out the embellishments.
And a few closeups
Material & Tools
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics – white
Patterned papers American Crafts – Amy Tangerine Plus One 6x6 paper pad; Papirdesign – Data, Glitz Design – Diamond; Finnley – 6x6 Paper Pad; Teresa Collins – Everyday Moment 6x6 Paper Pad
Stamps: Kaisercraft; Wycinanka; Glitz Design; You Do
Paints, inks & effects: Homemade blue mists, Studio Calico Mr Huey – Warm Calico, Peerless Watercolors – Japonica Scarlet
Embellishments: You Do – Metal star; Studio Calio – wood veneer, flag clips; Panda Eight Design – flair; October Afternoon – buttoms; Create Paper – washitape, vellum star; Heidi Swapp – letters, journaling, doily
Tools: Waterbrush, Kelley Purkey stencil – Chevron; Hero Arts stencil – Tweed; Crafters Workshop stencil – Stacked Triangles