Monday, January 30, 2012

Sweater Baby

Amy used some really cool techniques on her layout today. It has tons of texture and dimension. Lucky for us, she is going to explain how to create this look.

"Born the day after Christmas--our little guy is no stranger to sweaters! And this wonderful photo of him in my favorite of all of his sweaters inspired both the title and design of this layout."

"To begin this layout I tore strips of this maroon paper from the Silver Valley Collection to accent my background paper with and create a 'sweater' feel. To get this beautiful white edge on my tear I turn the side of the paper I will be using face up and I tear towards my body in a long continuous motion. Then I used some stitching to add some texture and to secure the torn layers to my background."

"Next I spread a block of white acrylic paint over my background with a palette knife to establish the foundation for my page design, while toning done the pattern a bit and adding a snowy effect to the page that would help my Silver Valley die cut clusters to tie in perfectly."

"I cut the circle stickers from the Silver Valley sticker sheet in half to create the fun border to the left of my photo and bring a more juvenile feel to my layout. Then I added my title--I like to use two different alphas because of the contrast it adds. Finally I added a little jute bow, the metal filigree charm--with the back side facing up--and my tag with the date of my photo for a little extra charm."


Emerald Hills said...

very cute!

Christa said...

Gorgeous paint effect. The colours are very masculine and the white is a greta contrast!


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