Sunday, 30 October 2016

Live Colourfully with Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today with a quick tutorial on how i created this fun and colourful layout titled "Live Colourfully". Ok so the word Colourfully is spelt wrong because it is an American branded product used but I bet you didn't really notice at first glance anyway so we will just run with that LOL.

Creating the background for this layout was fairly simple. All you need to do is follow these quick and easy steps...

Step 1: Spread some Dina Wakley White Gesso over the top of  The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Sweet Posey Stencil using a palette knife or a credit card. As you can see, I have first placed the stencil on one side of my 12x12 Bazzil Cardshoppe Marshmallow heavy weight card-stock followed by the other part of the stencil for the other side. Be sure to have a much smaller side and a larger side to get this fun effect. The larger side will be the side you place your photo also so if you want to recreate this layout but in reverse, be sure to place the larger part of the stencilled image on the right side instead. Paint a couple of different sized circle chipboard frames with the Gesso also and put them aside to allow to dry.

 Step 2: Dry the Gesso completely using a heat tool if required, or simply let the Gesso dry completely overnight etc. The drying time will depend on how thick you have scraped the gesso through the stencil. When scraping anything through any stencil, be sure to scrape off any excess before removing the stencil to avoid long drying times.
Step 3: When the gesso is completely dry, spray some Colour Blast Shimmer Spray over the pattern randomly in colours Sunshine, Rose Petal and Singin' the Blues. Do not add any water and ensure you spray really close to the card-stock to avoid too much over-spray occurring. Pink, blue and yellow mixed together will create a brown colour which you will want to avoid for this layout as there is no brown in the papers etc. 

Step 4: If the chipboard circles are not yet dry, blast them with a heat tool and ensure they are dry completely. When completely dry, spray the entire surface with some Colour Blast Snow White Shimmer Spray and set aside to dry.

Step 5: Spray some white paper flowers and some Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Color Magic Die Cuts with some Colour Blast - Shimmer Spray - SunshineColour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Singin' the BluesColour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Rose PetalColour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Apple of my Eye. You can then leave these to dry naturally or give them a quick zap with the heat tool. If you plan on using your heat tool, use some double sided tape to stick your die cut pieces to a craft mat before you spray them. This will ensure that they stay still when you blow the heat tool over the top. 

  Step 6: Begin layering small square and rectangle pieces of Dear Lizzy - Happy Place - Patterned Papers around the photograph and include a doily as well. If your background is completely dry, this bundle of happiness can then be adhered to the background but ensure you use some good quality adhesive as the bumpy gessoed background will not be good for standard double-sided tape. I use a hot glue gun but any good quality glue would suffice. If you are using the clip from the Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Attachment Kit to adhere the Dear Lizzy - Happy Place - Decorative Brads to the photograph, then I recommend clipping this on before you add your paper layers as I forgot and had to peel back the double sided tape a little to tuck him underneath.

Step 7: Stick down the completely dry circle chipboard frames over the top of the photograph and to the side of the layout. If the circle overlaps the edge like mine did, simply trim off any excess with some scissors. Try not to cut off the excess until your glue has dried otherwise you may move the chipboard a little. 

Step 8: The final step is to finish off embellishing the layout. Adhere some flowers on both of the circle frames and then stick the various die cut pieces that you have chosen randomly around the page wherever you fancy. I have also drawn around the edges of the die cut phrase a couple of times with a Ranger White Opaque Pen to ensure that the title stood out a little bit more on top of the layers. 

Here is a complete list of products that were used for this layout...

Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get creative with all these fantastic products from the Scrapping Clearly store and until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

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