Saturday, July 6, 2013

Layering Techniques with Karan

Hello scrappy friends, where does the time go?  We are already into our first week of summer and it seems like just yesterday was the last day of school. I certainly hope the summer doesn't fly as fast as the first week has.

Karan here to host the Quick Quotes blog for you today and being most of us are planning summer activities with the family, going camping, fishing, canoeing, or just doing day trips to the beach, I thought it would be perfect to do a project with the Be Bold line and share a layout with some left over photos from Florida.

Up until now, I have not done too many layouts based on my love for multi media on a project.  Well, this time I felt, I'm just going to do it. Many projects I do here at home with my personal layouts have many layers of mist and gesso, and layers of embellishments, I thought this would be perfect for a project with Be Bold, I hope you enjoy it.

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So again, this project you will see I fussy cut those surfboards (they are pretty awesome to use as elements) here is a detail shot of the surfboards, and no UTEE effect on these ones, they are just adhered with foam adhesive.
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I used a kraft envelope as a partial photo mat and adhered it to the left side of my photo, fussy cut the moments sentiment from the 6x6 paper pad. several layers of the be bold pattern papers were used
and heavily distressed.
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Designer's Layering Tips:
Since my photo was a 4x6, that allowed me to determine the layers of other papers.  They were cut 1/4" larger then the one below it.  Then, I simply layered them together after doing a heavy distress edge.
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I tore strips of unbleached canvas and when I added it to the background after it was misted, I thought it would look great to just leave those loose threads attached, so I did that and added some gesso on top.  

Here is a video showing how I achieved my layered look of pattern papers.

I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial and that you get creative with your layering on your projects! 
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Trunk Bay, Crushed Shells, Gesso, Maya Road Kraft Envelope, Prima wood letters, natural corrugated cardboard, twinery twine
Thanks so much for stopping on over today to the Quick Quotes blog!
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sharon g said...

The corrugated cardboard is such a great idea. I like the texture.

LisiB said...

Karan! This is just so beautiful. So many great ideas - will incorporate them in one of my next layouts.

Karen M. G. said...

fantastic mixed media LO!
thanks for sharing

Ruth said...

Loving all the layers.

Barb Craft said...

Karan this layout is spectacular!!! I love all the layers! it is packed with summer fun!!

barb :)