Tina here today with a layout I created using bits & pieces of the March Papercrafting kit, the March Artisan Add On kit, and the March Mini Album kit. I added some gesso, stencils, alpha stickers and spray mist to create a fun and unique background.
To create my 'one of a kind' squares for my background, I started by randomly placing stickers on a piece of scrap chipboard.
Then, using one of Dina Wakley's FABBO stencils, I applied clear gesso to the letters and chipboard.
After this was dry, I sprayed several shades of yellow spray mist on the letters and chipboard and randomly cut into squares. I lightly patted (removed) some of the spray mist to reveal the chipboard underneath.
Before I stitched the squares to the base layer, I used the exclusive stencil from the Papercrafting kit to add more texture and depth to the background.
And here is the finished layout and several more close-ups.
Next time you want to create an interesting background for your project, or create a 'one of a kind' look, try using some gesso, a stencil (or two), some alpha stickers, and spray mist.
Don't forget to check out our latest challenge - CALVINBALL 2013! There is still plenty of time to play along!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!