Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Retro Twist Layout

Hi Inspiration Lane fans and a Happy New Year!!
Sharmaine here with a layout I created using the new Retro Twist range from FabScraps, and some other cool X-Press It products.
X-Press It products
The very first thing I did was cut a few 1cm strips, you could also use scraps. In fact this technique is great for scraps!
Close Up FabScraps Retro Twist Pattern Paper
I then used my 6mm X-Press It Double Sided Tape and used what I call the “rip and stick” method.
Close Up FabScraps Retro Twist Pattern Paper
I stuck the strips down to create a cross pattern, this would become the base for my photo.
Close Up FabScraps Retro Twist Pattern Paper
I then pulled out the trusty Chromacryl, in white, and lightly covered the strips.
This makes the strips uniform but also allows the patterns to “quietly” show through.
X-Press It's Chromacryl paint
I then lightly stamped over the papers and used some water colour paint to add part of my title.
Close Up FabScraps Pattern Paper
Next step involved removing these chipboard leaves from the packaging, which I also used.
Close Up FabScraps chipboard
I pained the outside packaging frame black.
Please note that I used the plastic packaging as a protective sheet, keeping my desk clean from the paint.
Altering FabScraps chipboard
I then added this to my page, using my trusty Clear Gel Glue.
Using X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
Because my photo was going to be placed on top of this I used some High Tack Foam Tape to give the photo the height it needed.
X-Press It High Tack Foam Mounting Tape
The chipboard leaves I painted with some purple and some blue water colours.
Close Up of FabScraps chipboard
The last part was just adding the little details, like the gorgeous pearls and a little metal filgree, that I cut in half so I could add it in two places.
Close up of FabScraps Pearls
I love that you can see little pops of the pattern paper.
Subtle hints of the colours in behind the photo.
Layout created by Sharmaine Kruijver using X-Press It products
Love the texture of the FabScraps cardstock too!
Perfect for adding paint as it allows little dots of colour to show through.
Just gorgeous!
Happy creating.
Sharmaine

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