Hullo! I thought every once in a while, I'd share some
tips & tricks for the pages I'm creating.
These two are part of a bunch from when I got creative with stencils &
crackle texture paste.
I made 8 bg's at once, starting with the original white, then
adding some paint to make yellow, then some
ink [from a spray bottle] to create the green.
That's a tip, btw!!!!
AT ETTALONG BEACH:
Just a note, most of these were made with my KITAHOLIC KIT.
I'm not on the team or anything, but if you're in Australia, I can't rate them
highly enough :)
TIP: Use the off-cut strips of patterned paper as an effective background 'mount' for
TIP: I ALWAYS cut my cardstock / pp to 11 & 1/2" BEFORE I create my page.
They fit much better in my album, especially if I've added some bulk.
This 'crackle' pp is from Kaisercraft. Nice eh?
TIP: Use a wide tip black pen to draw a line around your photos, for a border, especially
if you haven't got them backed onto other cardstock/pp.
I used a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Big Brush Pen here.
TIP: If you're not comfortable journaling straight onto your page, use a
pencil first, then go over with your journaling pen. It's easy to erase afterwards.
This was actually the 1st page I stenciled...I know cos the texture
paste is white!
TIP: To create depth on your bg, use the same stencil with a Distress ink pad
& a sponge [a makeup one works well], & rub this through your template.
TIP: Use up odd bits of pp & cardstock, by layering them up randomly behind your photo,
using the photo colours to guide your choice.
TIP: I always add a little glue as I'm creating my layers, just so they don't move on me.
Then for security I simply staple them all together.
TIP: To get nice big splats, use spray ink in a dropper. The greater the height,
the larger the splat!
TIP: Never throw away that 1/2 used doily. They can tuck in under a photo
as a neat embellishment.
TIP: Don't be afraid to use a different journaling colour than black. I've
just gotten an ink pen, & thought I'd experiment with blue for a change!
I love this photo Tim sent me!
TIP: Use the white space on your photo for a title, or embellishments.
TIP: If you don't have a 'Y' alpha, use a 9 & simply cut the top of the circle off!
And that's it from me:)
Hope something here has triggered a thought or an idea!
Cheers for now & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥