Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! This week I wanted to share a scrapbook page with you. I used a slenciled background technique that was fun and I loved the results. I used a few different items to create the background for my layout. You can use any stencil that you would like, I used a BoBunny Stencil that I had in my stash, I wanted to use that because I like the doilies and I wanted to incorporate some doily die cuts in the layout.
I used some Tim Holtz products in the creation of the background including Alcohol inks and Alcohol ink mixatives. I used Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Solid 12×12 card stock, these colors are nice and bright. I used the yellow and the purple to match some of the colors in my picture.
First I decided where I wanted to place my stencils, the stencils that I used stick to your project, if you make your own stencil or use one that doesn’t stick you can use a temporary or low tack bonding agent to keep it in place while you create your background. I took a craft spray, the one I used was a Mr. Hewy spray called Piglet, I sprayed the background as shown in the video, I gave it a few minutes to dry a little then I blotted it with a paper towel. I also sprayed some Tattered Angels glimmer mist in pearl over the pink to give it a little shimmer.
Next I added the Tim Holtz alcohol inks, there are many colors to chose from and Cut@Home carries a good variety. I used Raspberry for my background. First I just splattered some on my page, then i took a applicator and added some of the ink directly on the felt pad, I used sweeping motions to create the ink images on my paper. Then I added the pearl mixative, I did the same thing, i blotted some directly on my paper then I added some to the raspberry that I already had on my felt pad and used the same sweeping motion. When I was happy with the finished results I let my paper dry. I left it air dry naturally, it didn’t take too long.
Once the paper dried I was ready to pull off my stencils, I loved the result. I used a Cottage Cutz die for this project, the die I used was called Tea Time Doily, I also used another doily die that I have. I arranged them on the layout and adhered them. I used a 5″ x 7″ photo for my layout, I framed the photo with the purple and yellow cardstock then I adhered it to my page. I used a sentiment stamp from a new Tim Holtz stamp set called “Life Quotes”. I stamped it on white card stock in Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink, then i used a distress marker in Mustard Seed to color in the lettering. I used a circle from Spellbinders Standard Circles dies to cut out the sentiment then I used the Marker Spritzer tool to add some of the Dusty Concord color to the edges and background of the sentiment being careful not to go to heavy and leave the center light. I also inked the edges. I adhered the sentiment to my layout in the center of one of the stenciled doilies.
Finally I added the flowers that I made using Sizzix Thinlits Simple Flowers dies. I added centers to the flowers and I also added bling to the stenciled doilies. For a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the sentiment to make it pop a little more.
I really love how it came together!
Here is a list of the products that I used that are available at Cut@Home:
CMS227 – Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Life Quotes
S4-116 – Spellbinders Standard Circles Small
CC4X4-484 – Cottage Cutz Tea Time Doily Die
659895 – Sizzix Thinlits Simple Flowers Die Set
TIM21445 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
SCP-017 – Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Solid 12×12
TIM20745 – Tim Holtz/Ranger Alcohol Ink Applicator
TIM20844 – Tim Holtz/Ranger Alcohol Ink Replacement Felt
TDA39730 – Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer Tool
TIM22114 – Tim Holtz Metallic Mixative Pearl
TAK25979 – Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks Valley Trail
I also used the following items from my stash:
Kaiserkraft Doily Die, BoBunny Doily Stencils, Glossy Accents, white card stock and gems.
I hope you enjoyed my post this week, until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin!