Saturday, June 7, 2014

Use those scraps of fabric and paper!

Hi there, today I´d like to share with you a little step-by-step tutorial on how I added canvas elements to my May "Fabric challenge" layout.

I first took a piece of white old T-shirt and cut some circles out of it.

Then I chose some Lindy´s Stamp Gang spray ink tones and sprayed the fabric circles in different colours.

Then I went along and stamped with a rubber stamps (N* Studio "Wired") and black archival ink over the circles and let them dry properly.

While the fabric was drying I started creating the background for my layout. I first applied some crackle paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background paper and let that layer dry.

After the paste was dry I applied some color splatters (using the same Lindy´s Stamp Gang colours like for the circles) onto the background for additional detail.

Then I used the same wired stamp and stamped some images with a grey dye ink onto the background.

I then cut some paper scraps into various sized pieces, inked their edges and glued them on their places.

Now that the fabric circles were all dry I could glue them down on their places. I applied them in clusters and also cut some additional circles out of a piece of residue misted paper (the smaller yellowish circles) and glued those down too.

Then I just used the same yellowish misted paper piece for adding some rub-on details to the page. I first rubbed the words onto the misted piece, outlined them with a black pen and then just fussy cut those.

And this is how the finished layout looks like. I have added some enamel embellishments and chipboard pieces as well as some rub-ons and puffy stickers for decoration. The title is outlined with a black Copic marker. I hope you get inspired to use those scraps of fabric and paper - they make for great additional elements on cards and layouts!! Have fun!

xoxo, Sanna


  1. Love your page, thanks for the inspiration and I can't wait to try out your techniques.

  2. That is so much fun and colorful. What great ideas!