Sunday, November 29, 2015

Great Grandma

Today we have Carol sharing with us

Hi, everyone. Today I have a layout project and tutorial to share with you. This month's sponsor is Imaginarium Designs and also being part of Imaginarium Designs' DT, I'm going to share how I usually used their chipboard.

"Great Grandma" Layout Tutorial


I spread texture paste over a stencil for the background.




Cut out pieces of patterned papers for the background. Distressed the edges with the Prima distress tool.


I gesso the chipboard and use the H2O Twinkling watercolors to color them.


Tip: I loved to use this sponger dauber to dab the gesso over the chipboard. It helps to create uneven "rough" textures and let the watercolors absorbed into the uneven surfaces.


For the chipboard titles, I painted them with this sequin black acrylic paint.


Using foam tape, I pop up all the pattern papers and photo and chipboard. I loved to create dimensional layout.


Wrote journaling unto strips of papers and adhered with foam tape and glossy accent.


Added some crystals unto the layout randomly with glossy accent.

And here's the end results:


I also added some flower cutouts and Prima flowers.


Here you can see the rough texture created by the dauber. One tip on chipboard: I always save and used the chipboard negatives (the 2 hearts with cross).






In the above project, I shared 2 ways to use chipboard. One is to gesso over them and use watercolors or mists over them. Another is to simply paint over with acrylic paint.  You can also leave them raw or add glitters to dazzle them up.

Here's the Imaginarium Designs chipboard I have used:





Hope you enjoy my sharing. Do join us in this month's mood board challenge and stand a chance to win Imaginarium Designs chipboard. Have fun.

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