Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mist and Layers

One of my favorite things to do on my layouts is to add a bit of texture in some form or fashion. Today I am going to show you a simple technique to add, not only a bit of texture, but also a one of a kind color fading look to your item. Take a quick look at the yellow/purple scalloped circle here.

To create this, first you will need to cut out a circle shape out of a scrap piece of paper. Then punch out several strips of white paper with your Martha Stewart Doily punch or some other punch of your choosing.

Place your punched strips in an empty box or cover your work area with newspapers. Choose 2 different shades of mist for this project. I used lemon mist from Maya Road and Chickadee mist from Shimmerz. Generously spray a bit of both mists on your punched strips. I think used some of my purple mist from Maya Road and splashed some of it on the strips to mimic spilt juice.

This part takes a bit of time but it is so worth it in the end. After your punched strips have dried, layer them on your circle as shown here.

Once you have layered all your strips, cut off the excess, and viola! You now have a textured circle with a unique faded color scheme.

Here is how I used my circle on my layout.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section. Happy creating everyone!


Jana Eubank said...

OH, my gosh!!! This is INCREDIBLE, Diana!!! Those scallops are delicious! :D

CJandErik said...

Very cute

aussiescrapper said...

Wow Wow Wow, this is amazing, I cannot believe I did not know their was a tips and techniques blog, I am going to go through and see what I have missed. I love this, wow the texture on the page will be awesome. Melxx

Cassie said...

What a great idea...adds such texture and depth...fabulous!!

Noel said...

this is such a creative and beautiful technique...I ADORE it!