It is Timi here today and I brought you a layout tutorial with some fun techniques in it. Recently I really enjoy working on A4 pages (8.5×11 in USA). I feel it is a whole new world of scrapbooking.
What you will need:
- White card stock
- Neocolor – watersoluble crayons
- Pieces of patterned paper
- washi tape
- glassine envelope
- journalling card
- Polaroid frame ( paper, chipboard or wood veneer)
- stickers, labels etc…
First you need to prepare the background. I wanted to mix up geometric patterns with some watercolours, so I started with the stamping.
Mark where your photo is going to be and start stamping a shape that you like. It can be a square, rectangle, triangle, anything that you like.
Use a few different colours of ink and to achieve a faded effect, do not re ink your stamp after every stamping.
Get your watercolour media and start adding splashes to the other side of the paper. Dry it with a heat gun.
Start layering the glassine envelop and other pieces of patterned paper. I like to move my things around quite a bit before committing.
Into the glassine envelope I chose to put my journalling card. I used mini staples to stop the journaling card falling into the bottom of the pocket. I also added a tab sticker to the top of the journalling card, so it is now nice and easy to pull it out.
If you like the idea of using your own handwriting on a layout, just write it out on a paper, trace it around and cut it out. I colored mine gold.
As a final step I added some sequins and enamel dots.
I hope you liked this layout and it will inspire you to try something new.
Crafting Ireland Team