Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Inking and Misting Tutorial

Hey Happy Wednesday!
I'm so excited to share with you a project that I've been working on. I decided to do a step by step tutorial. I used to do them all the time when I was designing for CreativeXpress. Since that's been a while I thought I'd share one today :) Pull up a chair and get comfy, I've got a ton of pictures to share!

I started this layout with a sheet of  12x12 white cardstock and inks from Clearsnap in a rainbow of colors 
Next, I pulled a chevron mask out of my stash and taped (I used a little bit of washi from my stash) it to the upper left had portion of my white cardstock.
I started with the first full section of the mask closest to the middle of the paper. I inked that section red.
I continued toward the edge of the cardstock inking each section a different color.
When I finished with the left side of the cardstock I repeated the same process on the right side of the cardstock. So when I was finished inking my cardstock looked like this:
I added some drops of ink to the upper left hand corner and the bottom right hand corner of the page.
After the ink was dry I added my photo that I matted on several pieces of coordinating  patterned papers and my title. The title was created with Bella Blvd's letter stickers and American Crafts Thickers.
To add some interest and dimension I hand stitched the "very" portion of the title. (When I hand stitch something to my layouts I always pre poke the holes with a paper piercer. It makes it so much easier when sewing on paper.)
I wanted to make my colored chevron points to stand out a little bit more so I carefully laid the mask back on the page and went along the inside of the points with a black pen.
After a little bit of stamping I was ready to add the final touches, journaling, and embellish my project

Here are some close-ups of the layout after I finished it:

And here's the finished project:

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know if you'd like to see more tutorials in the future (and what you'd like to learn from them).


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate your sweet comments :)

  2. Totally love this! Thanks for sharing all the little details that went into creating this one of a kind layout!