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).