Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hi =) Today it´s my turn to show you Swirly readers what I have done with the April kit. I also have a small "messy" background tutorial for you. Hope you want to join me... so let´s begin!

First up is my sketch layout.


This is the sketch for April.



For my next layout I have used the Tech kit with Primas watercolor pens and paintable papers. To get more of the watercolor feeling I have also used my Distress Stains from my own stash.





My next layout is calmer and softer. It suitet better for my photo of my baby boy <3.




Now my last layout that I made. I plan my pages quite in detail before I glue anything down. I lay all the layers and embellisment in place... and when that is done I often get an Idea of what more in mediums I want to add. So this is how my layout looked when I had put all in place... without gluing anything ;)


It looked nice, but I wanted more color and texture to it to frame the photo even more. So I once again went for my Distress Stains and Distress Ink Pads ( love them), some stamps, a stencil and modelling paste.


I started to add the Distress Stain splatters on the background paper and let the colors blend in together.


The paper gets very wet so I put a paper towel on the top to dry up some of the wet color.


When that is done and it has dried it´s time for the stamping. This is the fun part =) I used 4 different stamps. One of them from the April kit. The other three from my own stash. I stamped with different colors.

When this is done I use the stencil and modelling paste.
Now I put back my layers of papers, photo and embellisments. This time I use glue ;) As a last touch I used some gesso on the craft doillie and flowers.

And this is how the layout turned out in the end.




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Thanks for stopping by =)


3 comments:

Peggy said...

Gorgeous project, every one!!!
I love your "messy" - I'm going to have to try this one!!!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Gosh Maja... Your projects are so gorgeous!!! I Love your sketch page so much. That picture is so fun! And You did an amazing job with the Prima paintable and pencils. I bet they work like a charme. I also loved your little tutorial, I think I need to try that! Thanks for sharing.

Jan Penny said...

Beautiful! I always love how you work the kit.

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