Sooooo, I was in charge of this months twistback challenge over at Sketch-N-Scrap and I may have gotten a little over ambitious. I challenge you to create a layout using this old SNS sketch from Sept. 2013:
The twist? You can only use WHITE Paper/Cardstock.
Yikes I know! It's something I've always wanted to try, so I challenge you to try it with me. Color your white paper however you wish. Make your own embellishments! Doodle your title!
I'll show you how I did mine here.
Step ONE: Lay your photos out on your main sheet.
Step TWO: Cut out all of your elements. (Hard to see in the photo I know... They're all white) I stuck very close to the sketch right now. I may trim or change the pieces once they are colored.
I used my Fiskar Circle Die to cut out some embellishments.
Step THREE: Get out your tools for coloring the paper. FYI I did not use all of these items.
Dyes and Glitter:
Okay! Next, mix some or all of the items above with stencils and stamps:
Okay, so call me crazy, but I ended up doing 3 layouts. Once I started creating the elements, some worked with my layout, some didn't. The didn't got put to the side and I used them in a different layout. For my first one, I worked with watercolors and stamping for the most part. The background was splattered with watercolor and the smaller embellishments were painted. The title piece was something I hand wrote and colored.
I stamped this piece creating a pattern with the cloud and sun stamp. I first painted them Pearlescent watercolors and wasn't quite happy with the color, so I went over it with my Faber-Castell Pitt pens.
I used a 12x12 template I picked up on clearance (bonus!). I wanted to create a resist, so I smeared Golden Soft Gel medium over the stencil with a pallet knife. After it dried, I used a red water based spray that I made to color the paper. The title was cut out using my cricut and colored by pressing it into an ink pad.
Another fun element that I made for this page, I used an orange gelato to create the strips. Cutting out a half inch strip of paper, I taped the strip to the stencil using drafting tape to hold it in place. Once secured I could use my finger to rub the color onto the paper, getting a good transfer. When done, the drafting tape pulls off of the paper easily.
Using my polka dot template again, this time I colored my paper with distress inks and daubers. This gave the background sheet a soft look. The title piece was cut out with my cricut and colored with the ink as well. I used a couple other techniques I learned In Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities #1 to create the other elements on this page.