Howdy everyone in blog land!
It is day #13 of The Caribbean Crawl 2014
and today we are in Antigua. We have hired a private yacht to
tour us around to a few islands so we are with a very small party the
next few days.
Today is the very first in a new series I will be doing for Frosted Designs
Have you ever seen a layout and went,,
"I wonder how they made that?"
The Deconstructed Layout will feature a tutorial on one element of a layout,
showing step outs on how that one element was done.
Here is the first layout with tutorial,,
Now,, who has ever seen Anita make a layout with a plain sheet of white cardstock as the base???
Anybody??? Nope- I don't think I have ever done it before.
The little bit of pattern paper I used is from the Shades of Spring Kit
flowers are Prima, Stamps are Wendi Vecchi, and chipboard is Dusty Attic.
To make the awesome bricks below my photo, I started with Molding Paste and a stencil.
When that was dry, I inked the paste straight from the ink pads using
the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink from the Shades of Spring Kit.
Next I sprinkled dry powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang- Industrial Chic Magicals Set
right on top using a dry paintbrush. VERY LITTLE powder is needed. I then spritzed with
water to get the color to show up. Super cool- huh?
Then I cut the individual bricks out and glued them down. I used a brush marker to outline them.
How did I get them so straight? Well,,,, I am so glad you asked.
I almost never use washi tape on layouts- but I use it ALL THE TIME
for holding things in place, marking my place, and for marking locations on layouts.
If you look at this photo, then the top photo- you can see how much difference the
black outline on the bricks helps- it really makes them pop!