Monday, March 18, 2013

Playing with Gesso, stencils, alpha stickers and spray mist.

Hello and Happy Monday!

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!

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  1. tina! your layouts amaze me. i love love love this. the colors are perfect, the design awesome - how do you do it?

  2. LOVE it Tina! I've never use clear gesso before..gorgeous layout and such a cool technique! ;)

  3. Wow -- now this is creative! I really love the double texture effect!

  4. great "thinking outside the box" girl!!!!

  5. love it ! I'm in love with the new stencil in this month's kit !!!!!!!!!!!

  6. These stickers are good and are used on the surfaces of the gates of a school, windows of home or any cafe.