Friday, June 7, 2013

How to Color Foam Letter Stickers by Lisa Swift

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We're kicking off our designers' tips and techniques this month with a Thicker-coloring how-to from My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Lisa Swift featuring our June Main kit!

Here's Lisa:

"When I was working on this layout, I wanted to use the white foam Thickers that came with this month's main kit for my title. As is though, they were too stark. I colored the letters, using chalk inks, to match the colors in the Mayberry collection.

I removed the letters I was going to use from the backing sheet, and transferred them to a small piece of waxed paper. Waxed paper allows the letters to stick, but they're also easy to remove. Be sure to leave a bit of space between the letters so you have room to work.

I inked up a wedge-shaped makeup sponge (you can use one sponge for multiple colors as long as you use a different edge each time), and used it to apply color to each of the letters. Chalk inks add a nice, soft color. If you want the letters a bit darker, apply another layer of ink.

After the letters dried for a bit, I lightly pressed a paper towel against each one to remove any excess or undried ink.

Now the letters were ready to be placed on my page and I had a colorful, customized title versus a plain, all-white one."

Lisa Swift
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member


Here's the June Main kit:

and here's more of Lisa's beautiful work using this kit:

Lisa also designed with our Creative kit this month:

Check out her adorable Creative kit designs:

You can see more of Lisa's work on her blog, here.
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