a creative alternative of displaying your photos and treasured moments. In
April’s scrapbooking feature, Katie will give you an advanced guide to adding
different media to you scrapbook pages.
What You Will Need
First Edition Botanical Notes 12x12 &
8 x8 Paper Pad
Dovecraft Sweet Paris 6x6 Paper Pad
& resin flowers
Belle and Boo Steel Die Set, Bunting
First Edition Nesting Stamp and
DecoArt Acrylic Misters – Violet,
Yellow, Green & Magenta
DecoArt Metallic Lustre- Gold Rush
DecoArt Textured paste
Santoro Mirabelle Butterfly Stamp
Dovecraft Curiosity Corner Doily
& Lace Clear Stamps
Dovecraft Chocolate Ink Pad
Dovecraft Mini Wooden Alphabet Stamps
Assorted paper blossoms, stencil
How to Make
Add white texture paste randomly to the layout around where
your image will sit using a spatula and leave to dry. Spritz over with misting sprays and allow
some of the ink to run down the page. Take the corner of the page and lift it
up until the inks run down the page to create a distressed effect to your page,
make sure you protect you work surface.
TIP: If you are unsure of what
colours to use, spray the colour onto a separate piece of paper and label the
colour as a future reference.
dry, place a stencil mask over a section of the texture paste. To create a worn
look to the stencil mask, run over with brown ink using a make-up sponge.
the background by mixing DecoArt Metallic Lustre with water and gently tapping
your brush around your layout to create a scattered paint effect. Once dried, I
have used the Mirabelle Butterfly stamps randomly printing around the page.
the edges of the paper doily and place it and roughly where you are
positioning the photo. Layer with a die cut piece of paper around 10 x 16cms,
ensuring you can see the doily underneath. I used flowers from the First
Edition Flower die set and sandwiched between the two layers.
TIP: Don’t glue any of your layers down
until you are happy with your layout.
cut an oval frame shape, I used the fab Belle and Boo one, cut in half and put
half under the bottom left of your rectangle.
out the largest nesting stamp die shape and matt the photo onto it, place on
top of your rectangle paper with the other half of the frame peeking out the
right hand side. I have used 3D foam squares to stick the whole piece down.
TIP: Let your photo and memories inspire
your scrapbooking title. Lyrics or sayings are also a great way of adding text
to your layout. Katie has used her butterfly image to create the title ‘Spread
your winds and fly’.
used the Belle and Boo border die with the beautiful scalloped edge and placed
it under the bottom left corner of the nesting die. As an alternative cut a
strip of paper 8x2cm and use fancy edged scissors to add texture.
a fancy border stamp and faintly stamp sections on your 12x12 paper; this will
add a distressed vintage look to your paper.
the mini bunting and stamp out the word fly using mini alphabet stamps. Stamp
the rest of the title in the top left corner of the page. Glue the bunting on
top the border die cut and add a length of twine over the top.
10. Finish your layout using a mixture of
flowers and cluster them around the photo, to add texture I have mixed paper
and resin flowers with blossoms and buttons. I used DecoArt misters to dye the
white flowers to match the colours on the layout.
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