Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Creating Backgrounds with Paints, Stains, and Gesso by Nicole Doiron

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Today My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Nicole Doiron is sharing some tutorials for you featuring our May Album kit. We'll post one now and the other a bit later in the day, so be sure to check back again!

Here's Nicole:

"It is my turn today to share with you a few tips on how I created certain elements of my projects with My Creative Scrapbook kits.

On one of my layouts, the double-page 24/7, I played around with paints, stains and gesso on plain white cardstock to create a bold and bright background.

I started with just brushing some paint on my white cardstock. My Adirondack paint dabbers are fairly dried up so I had to use a brush and the thickness of the paint accentuated the more textured and uneven look that I wanted.

I then dabbed one shade of Distress Stain, making sure to leave a few white spots here and there.

I then went with a darker shade of Distress Stain.

Next, I added thick brushstrokes of white gesso.

With a foam, I lightly dabbed at the paint mixture.

Then I topped it all off with spritz of Glimmer Mist.

To be honest, I had no idea what I would come up with when I first started applying the different mediums to the cardstock, but the key to scrapbooking is to keep at it and not give up until you're happy with what you've created. Once the papers and embellishments were added, I really was happy with the end result and the look of my background."

Nicole Doiron
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member


Here's the May Album kit:

and here's more of Nicole's beautiful work using the kit:

Thank you, Nicole!

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