Tuesday 12 August 2014

Scrapbook page - Grace Taylor papers and more - TUTORIAL

 I've used a selection of papers from the Grace Taylor "Springtime Posy" 12 x 12 pad to create this scrapbook page featuring a photo of my maternal grandmother. I liked the way the retro style papers could begiven an "aged" look by spattering them with ink.

Here's what you'll need:
Grace Taylor - Springtime Posy 100 sheet paper Kit
Dovecraft Super Value Crafters Glue
Dovecraft Double Sided Tape
Dovecraft Forget Me Not Paper Blossoms and Leaves
Dovecraft Forget Me Not Glitter Stickers - Tools
Dovecraft Forget Me Not - Buttons
Dovecraft Forget Me Not Raffia
Dovecraft Glitter Glue - Crystal
Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink - Titanium White
Derwent Inktense Blocks
Derwent Artbar Spritzer
Derwent Inktense Block Grate and Shake
Lefranc & Bourgeois stencil  - IVY
Reeves Modeling Paste 
Reeves Artists Painting Knife
Dovecraft Clear Stamp  - Spiral Butterfly
white card
Acrylic block
Dovecraft Adhesive Gemstones

Here's how I made it 

1. Select these papers from your paper pad.

 2. Cut strips from the patterned paper to various lengths but each measuring 5cm wide. Trim the ends so that the left side is 3cm longer than the right side. Attach these strips to the page with double sided tape  - overlapping each but aligning them with the top of the page.

 3. Cut a strip of the leaf patterned paper to fit across the top of the page and 5cm wide. Cut a strip of the darker patterned paper also to fit across the page but 6cm wide. Layer these as shown and attach across the page with double sided tape.

 4. Prepare the photo for the page by matting it onto white card, stippling some white ink around the edges and smudging it with your finger.

 5. Drop some white ink onto an acrylic block and dip a small lid into it to use as  a "stamp"  - I've used the lid from the Derwent Artbar Spritzer.

6. Randomly spatter some ink onto the page from a small paintbrush/toothbrush and stamp some circles from the Spritzer lid.

7. Make a customised spray for your page by grating some of the Derwent blocks (1200 and 1800) with the Derwent Grate and Shake into the Spritzer along with a few drops of Liquitex white ink and a little water.

8. Randomly spray this onto your page.

9. Use the same spray to customize one of the yellow Forget Me Not Paper Blossoms - and set aside.

 10. Attach the photo to the page with Double sided tape and mask off with a piece of card. Attach the stencil over the top, positioning the ivy where you want it.

 11.  Mix some grated Derwent Intense blocks (same as before) with Reeves Modeling paste.

 12. Spread it over the area of the stencil you have selected....and remove carefully.

 13. Add glitter to random leaves and stems.

14. Add the flowers with buttons in the centre.Then stipple with white ink. Glue raffia behind the flowers and add some cut out leaves from the leaf patterned page. Add a "seed packet" from the Glitter Sticker sheet.

 15. Add a few gems.

 16. Rub the two Inktense blocks across the stamp and spritz with water.

17. Stamp onto white card, cut out and glue to the page.

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