Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Layout of the Week #16- Using Paint in Scrapbooking

     I'm a little late with my post tonight- but I guess late is better than not at all! This has just been a crazy last two weeks- whew! My older son does online public school at home which means I am his teacher. We follow the pre-done plans; therefore, he hasn't had any down time these last few days of school which means I haven't had any down time either! It has been business as usual.
     Anyway, that's the main reason I've been posting later in the evening lately.
     This week for the Layout of the Week, I thought we'd do some painting on our layouts.

 You'll need:
                                                         one piece of 12"x12" card stock
                                                           4-5 pieces of pattern paper
                                                                   foam letter stamps
                                                                empty toilet paper tube

Now cut the first piece of pattern paper down to 7 1/2"x 12" and adhere it about two inches from the top of the card stock. Then take the rest of your pattern paper and cut five strips 1/2"x 12". Adhere two of them to the bottom of the pattern paper. Adhere one to the top. Take the last two and trim one down to 6" long  and the other to 4" long. Layer them on top of the pattern paper towards the right side. There's no wrong way to do this-just stick them on there.

Time for the paint!  Just place some pain on the edge of the toilet paper roll. 

Press and twist the roll along the top strips of pattern paper and three along the left side of the bottom strips as well. You need to reapply paint for every circle.

Now you need to place some paint on your foam letters.

Firmly press the letters down. The paint doesn't have to look perfect- it adds to the handmade charm!
This is what it should look like.
Add your photos. I trimmed mine down so several would fit. You could place two 4"x6" horizontal pictures along the left edge if you'd rather.
Add journalling to the bottom right corner of the pattern paper. I used a label maker. If you'd like, you could place an embellishment at the bottom of the photo on the left and another one near the top right corner.
Note: Vidiot is a term my hubby came up with for my boys who sometimes spend too much time playing video games. V+ idiot= Vidiot
This layout actually shows that everybody in the family enjoys playing video games with the boys.:)
Here is one more layout using paint- the yellow dots around the page were painted on, as were the green circles peeking out from behind the photos. I also dragged a paint brush along the outside edge of the card stock with several different colors of paint.

Thank you so much for stopping by and God bless.

52 Mantels
 shabby creek cottage

1 comment:

Stacey said...

I love the idea of using paint with scrapbooking - I simply just love paint and think your page looks great! Thanks for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change