Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Be True, Be You

Core'dinations Cardstock is such a great weight to use with different mediums!  Today I am sharing a tutorial for the simple and pretty multi-media layout I made with lots of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection. 

Core'dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
The Crafter's Workshop Mini Cloud & Poppies Stencils
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Snow Cap Mixative
Dick Blick Modeling Paste 

To create this 12x12 layout:
1)  Sand & dust 1/2" border around the 12x12 Kraft-Core No. 15 background.
2)  Cut, sand (especially the edges)& dust:
     a) Two 10" x 2" and one 10" x 1.5" pieces of Kraft Core No. 6.
     b) One 10" x 2" and one 10" x 1.5" pieces of Kraft Core No. 2. 

3) Flip to the backside one of the 10" x 2" pieces of No. 6 cut in Step 2.  Using a cloud stencil, outline the clouds using a score tool.***  Sand and dust the clouds embossed on the front side.

****Tip: When embossing cardstock using a stencil and score tool, use a rubber mat underneath the stencil.  This allows you to get a deep scored image without ripping the cardstock.

4) Using a paint brush, paint in the clouds with a white wet medium.  I used Ranger's Snow Cap Mixative because I liked that looked like different densities in the clouds.

5) To create the "be true" part of the title, use a stencil with acrylic modeling paste to the left side of the 2nd piece of 10" x 2" piece of No. 6.  Apply evenly with a popsicle stick.  When removing stencil, be sure to lift the stencil up straight so you don't smudge the title work. 

6) "To you" is added to the 10" x 1.5" piece of No. 6 after the cardstock has been adhered to the background using the same technique and placement in Step 5. 

7) Alternating the colors, add the cut & embellished pieces of cardstock to the background in a slightly angled manner.

8) Mat three wallet-size photos with Kraft-Core No. 15.  Making sure to sand and dust the edges before adhereing the photos. 

8) Finish off by adding lots of Darice Sequins with a dollop of Liquid Pearl in the middle.  

Multi-media layouts do not need to be complicated.  Just by using a couple of wet mediums to Core'dinations Cardstock, you can create fun titlework and painted embellishments! ~Kate


VanessaB said...

fun photos and great lo. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and the strips!!!