Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Step by Step Layout Tutorial by Lydell Quin

Lydell Quin is featuring our October Main Kit today with a step by step layout tutorial!


Welcome to MCS today.  I have a Tutorial to share with you.  I thought I would show you quickly how I created this Page.

I had lots of Artsy fun with this page, and you can see it morph with the layering in the pictures below.
It really is a layered piece!

First I used stencils and brown Ink to add some texture to the background.
Then I added paint and sprayed with water and dry brushed it on here and there.

I used a bottle lid stamped in india ink, to leave circles around the page, with some black drips added with a dip pen dipped in the india ink.
I wrote words, drew scraggly circles in varying sizes and just made marks.

I hand cut some letters for my Title from the Paper in the kit, and I painted them with the Shimmerzy Paint!  Gorgeous!

I pulled out elements that would work.
a doily
the hexagonal chip shapes....which I painted with crackle texture paint, and then green paint, then Shimmerz Paint.
The ribbon (olive green organza)
A title that matched what I wanted to say
A flower I pulled apart and sprayed with Shimmerz 

Then I started fiddling about with the layers and the placement of the bits and pieces.

By this stage I wanted to take it back a bit, and tone down the strong colour.
So I swiped gesso over the background, and used the end of the paint brush to made circles all around, with the Shimmerz Paint , framing my focal area of the page

Lots and lots of texture.

I let that dry and adhered down all the pieces .

Here's some of the layers and embellishing close up.
I stick little bits here and there to create groupings and fill spaces.
Little pieces of left over string, Folded ribbons
Little labels and strips cut up
and little stickers....
(I adore those owls.  You can use the 'Owl' sheet of paper in the kit and cut out the sweet little owls and you can have owls forever!!!)

I wrote my journalling on strips and cut it up to place down the side of the page.

It changed a bit over its production, but I liked how it came out in the end.
And I almost gave it up several times,  I set it aside, and kept going back to it, because I loved the colours with the striped Paper.....I learned two things.....1- sometimes it pays to persist......and 2- almost anything can be saved....sometimes you just need to set it aside, and come back to it with fresh eyes.

Hope you enjoy this kit this month!


You can see more of Lydell's beautiful work in our Design Team Gallery!

Here's the October Main Kit:

We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer. To purchase a kit, please visit our website, here.

1 comment:

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Wow that is an Amazing layout. Thank you for showing us your process.

Love it