Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Creating a Matching Background to Team with Paper by Sandie Edwards

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Today My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Sandie Edwards is sharing an awesome background technique!  Sandie designed with our July Limited Edition kit featuring the "Plum Seed" collection by Webster's Pages.

Here's Sandie:

"Sometimes it is nice just to do something a little different, or perhaps you do not have enough paper that is coordinating to complete a layout. Here is a little trick to help make paper work for you, and can be completed using any stamp you may have in your collection - clocks, patterns, flowers - just pick something that seems to team in well with your papers! For the July, Limited Edition Kit, I opted to pick the grid pattern from the paper I was working with.

1. Cut frame carefully from 12 X 12 paper, ink edges using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and set middle piece aside for now.

2. Place cut frame piece, onto a 12 X 12 Boxboard piece, and draw a pencil line around the inside of the frame as shown in Photograph 2, this pencil line gives a guide for the following step.

3. Using Photograph 3 as a guide, paint with Gesso a broad 3 inch area around where the frame will sit - making sure you go over the pencil line so it is totally covered. Allow to dry fully.

4. Apply distress ink to a clear stamp, no need to use a stamping block, as you want a rough pattern and for it not to be perfect, and stamp around the whole area which as been painted as in Photograph 4.

5. Adhere the frame to the boxboard base, using magic mount to the outer edge and tape to the inside. This gives a little dimension to your layout when completed.

6. Cut a 7.5 inch square from coordinating paper, or use the reverse side of middle piece of frame, and ink edges using distress ink. Adhere centrally to layout base using magic mount on outside edges, and tape to the inside - again, this forms a nice dimension."

Sandie Edwards
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member


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1 comment:

Sandra said...

Gorgeous Sandie, I also love the idea of a raised frame, it gives a nice bit of dimension to a layout.