Tutorial – My Little Artist Scrapbook Layout

This week I wanted to have a play with paints and have ago at making my own backgrounds. I began by painting a piece of 12 x 12 white cardstock with my folk-art paints. I used my fingers and got messy. I started at the top with my darkest colour and worked my way down, creating a ombre blended look. Whilst the paint was still wet I used a spray bottle to create drips between the layers.

A picture containing sitting, food

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Once dry, I took a Bubbly Funk stencil and added it to the page with masking tape. I used textured paste directly on the page.

A picture containing green, fabric, laying

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When the textured paste was dry I took a selection of stamps and black ink pad and added background around the textured area.

Next I created my embellishments. As the background was so bright and colourful, I wanted my embellishments to be monochrome and compliment, so I stamped them in white. I stamped matching leaves in green.

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I also cut out leaves in green on my silhouette and a large tittle in Kraft.

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I matted my photos and added them around the textured area and stamped backgrounds before I added all the embellishments using foam pads. I added gems to the flowers to finish and coloured in some of the paint brush images with markers.

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I hope I have inspired you to get messy with paints and create pretty backgrounds.

Materials

Bubbly Funk stencil #14

AALL and Create Stamps #338 Background Noise

IndigoBlu Stamps from the mixed media kit (back in stock soon)

Folk Art paints

Fabrico marker pens

Flowers and leaves Stamps

Craft Stickers sparkly gems-clear

Journal pen

Foam pads

Texture paste

6 x 6 patterned paper pad

Black ink pad

Artist masking tape

12 x 12 textured Cardstock

A4 White, Kraft, Green and Pink Cardstock

Sarah

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