Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Girls layout with Sherry


Hey ladies and gents, Sherry here with more crafty goodness! I am so incredibly in LOVE with Limor Webber Designs spray sets from Lindy's Stamp Gang! Since I couldn't seem to pick just one I picked a couple Limor Webber Designs sprays and away I went! So go dig out your favs, grab some wash tape and lets get crafting!

Step 1
I started by making light pencil lines around where I wanted my photo. Once photo placment was established, I started layering three different neutral colored wash tapes, keeping some pieces whole and some pieces ripped in different lengths. I kept layering till it looked perfect.  To avoid wasted tape, I avoided the area marked for the photo. This is why I like to mark photo placement on layouts.
Step 2
To mute the wash tape a bit i applied a light layer of gesso over top using my finger to smudge it over the tape. This will also help the sprays to stick better!

Starting with the lightest spray color, I sprayed a few small puddles and tilted the page to create some sideways drips. Next up was a bit of splatter of a darker spray. After unscrewing the top, I tapped the straw part of the nozzle to create splatters.
Step 3
Using Prima's grungy grip stencil, I applied whipped spackle onto the layout around where the photo would be and also in a few of the white spaces on the page. All to dry and add a few splatters of the same color from the last step.

Step 4

MT FAVORITE PART!!! I misted the paper down with water concentrating a bit more in the left side of the layout where I wanted a bit more color concentration. After unscrewing the tops or the three colors I used (bonjour butter, popping pink and orange creamcicle) I dragged the "straw" of the color over the area I wanted to color. As I applied layers of color, I would also tilt the page to create layers of drips.  I kept doing this and layering till I was happy with the intensity of the colors, this took a couple of layers.

Step 5

Final touches! Using some coiled up thread and foam adhesive, I adhered the photo into place. Then using varying sizes and shaped of white/cream flowers, I layered a floral arrangement around the photo focal point.

Once enough flowers were in place, I dry brushed them all with gesso. At the same time on my craft mat I dry brushed my letters with white gesso as well! After all the gesso was dry, I adhered the letters to the bottom right corner of the layout. (I wanted the letter to be super subtle!)

Using a fluffy brush, I picked up a bit of Magical dust and tapped it onto a few flowers. Then I repeated this with the other color I picked. (I used popping pink and luminous lemon) Once all the flowers were dusted with Magicals dust, I lightly sprayed them with water to activate the colors! Allow this to dry without a heat gun, this will prevent the colors from mixing!

And check out a few close ups of this delicious layout! Check out those drips... and those colors.... SWOON!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my layout and tutorial! For more tutorials and inspiration from me make sure to hear over to my blog, Facebook page and instagram!  For more form the amazing Design Team pop into the DT blog! ALSO, while you're checking out the website, make sure to have a little retail therapy, we all need it:)

Supplies from Limor Webber Designs:

Other Supplies:
  • Prima Marketing Inc. Watercolor paper (#847753)
  • Prima Marketing Inc. Botanical mix flowers (#529567)
  • Prima Marketing Ink Got flowers? (#506575)
  • Heidi Swapp: Alphabets (#HS01095)
  • Other: Assorted Washi Tape (neutral colors)

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