Monday, May 23, 2016

It's hard to believe it's been nearly two years since my daughters dream to dance overseas came true. To make it even better my mum and dad and myself traveled over to Basel Switzerland to watch her dance as a part of the OzScot Australia team and we were lucky to share in her excitement and as well her 20th birthday. It was an amazing holiday and a chance to share in this amazing journey of Bec's. 

Off The Rails Scrapbooking May Challenge.

I used the following supplies to create my layout
  • 12"x12" White Bazzil Card stock 
  • Memory Maze chipboard 'Fancy Boarder' & the Arrow from the 'Sunshine word set' & words Friends and Together from the 'Together word sheet'
  • The word 'Dance' from Kaisercraft 'Pop Collection' page. 
  • Black card stock for backing the photo and word 'Dance'
  • Kaisercraft 6 1/2"x 6 1/2" paper pad 'Enchanted Garden'
  • Bella 'Die cut'  Pack 
  • 'Blue London' Dylusions Ink Spray
  • Black gesso and water in an empty glue bottle with fine tip
  • Dimensional Magic.
  • Wire thread- white and black
  • Acrylic paint 'Semco'- black, Phthalo Blue and Ultramarine.
  • StazOn Ink- Black
  • Black ink

  • I first chose the chipboard pieces, the photo and die cuts I thought fitted with the theme I wanted to use; really hard when you have so many fantastic Memory Maze Chipboard pieces.
  • I experimented with placement of pieces and thought of different techniques and colours I could use.

  •  Using the Black StazOn Ink I edged all of my die cut and 'Dance' pieces. 
  • I glued my photo onto my chosen backings and edged the final piece with StazOn Black

  • Using black acrylic paint I painted the large chipboard piece and the word 'Together'. I then mixed the blue paints together until I was happy with the colour I needed to paint the word 'Friends'. The arrow was painted half with black and the other with the blue paint.

  •  When the paint was dry I used the Dimensional Magic over the top of the words and arrow to produce a gloss 3D effect.
  •  I placed a piece of cardboard (The cardboard in the packaging of the large chipboard piece) on to my paper to protect my white space and leave approx 1/3 of my page to apply ink to. Using a small spray bottle filled with water I sprayed the exposed section of paper  and then sprayed some water onto a piece of the plastic wrapping from the packaging of the chipboard. 

  • Next I sprayed 'Blue London' Dylusions Ink onto the plastic over the previously sprayed water .
  • When I thought I had enough on the plastic I flipped it over and placed it onto the paper, I continued to do this until I was happy with the coverage and effect. (Glad I had that piece of card down as I dropped a big blob of ink onto it, oops too much ink and water that time) 

  •  When the ink was dry, I used some of my Black Gesso mix I had mixed for a recently layout I'd completed. The mix consists of Black gesso and water mixed into a small empty glue bottle with a fine tip. I slowly moved the tip above the blue edge as I squeezed the bottle gently to get the mix to smoothly move out along the paint edge.
  • When the gesso dried I began to complete the layout by placing on the elements I had already prepared; chipboard, die cuts and words.
  • Finally I added a few splats of 'Black' ink and 'Blue London' ink to finish off the background and 2 circles of wire thread over the photo to complete the layout.

Here are some close-ups for you all to checkout:

Thanks for dropping by, I hope my tutorial has inspired your creativity and that you come by our Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog and give our challenges a try. I look forward to seeing your artwork. 


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