Here is my Third Scrapbook Layout from the recent Publication
Blue Fern Studios Designer Paper
White Acrylic paint
Adirondac Color Wash Coloured Inks Cranberry and Espresso
Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media Die used as stencil
Aleene's Glitter snow Texture paste
Sherri Baldy Champagne Pink Glitter
Prima Flowers and Little Birdie Flowers
Shells and Sea Grasses
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Crafty originals Chipboard Title
Gold Ultra thick Embossing Enamel
8 Seasons Display Gold metal leaves
Recycled Clothing Tag with Metal word embellishment
Tiny Glass bottle with Gold Seed beads
Clear Texture paste, Gold seed beads and Brown Seed Beads
General Instructions For Multi Media Scrapbook Layouts
Use a thicker type Cardstock for Base ( I like Blue Fern Studio, as
they are nice and sturdy and have lovely patterns to work with)
Brush on a light coating of White Gesso or Acrylic Paint in the areas
you wish to embellish surrounding your photo. This will help to make
the colours you apply next more vivid.
Spray a few squirts of Coloured inks to compliment the colours in
your photo, Add a few drops of water to dilute the colours and move your
base cardstock around to make runs and drips. You could also move the
colour around with a paint brush. Remove excess colour by dabbing with
Dry with a heat gun.
Add some interesting effects with Stencils and Texture paste, I like
Arlenes Snow, or Arlenes Glitter snow as it is White and you can
sprinkle glitters and embossing powders over it while it is still wet.
Dry with Heat Gun.
I like to add height to my Photos, this gives a nice bit of extra
area to embellish on, around and tucked under my photos. So I will use
old cardboard boxes cut into pieces and taped with double sided tape
behind my photo and mats.
Choose Flowers and embellishments in colours that you find in your
photos. Chipboard die cuts can add a lot of interest when tucked in
under the sides of your focal photo. Chipboard words look lovely when
inked with a clear embossing ink like Versamark and embossed with your
favourite Powders. Play around with placing your embellishments before
I like to use a Hot Glue gun to adhere my Embellishments as they will set and stay quickly.
Lastly think about adding some clear drying texture paste in among
your flowers and sprinkle on some Micro beads, seed beads, pearls or
Prills for a nice effect.