Mr & Mrs…

Hello LiitD friends!

I have a layout to share with you today.  And I’m taking a step back in time with several aspects of today’s layout - from the photos themselves (5 years old) to a few of the supplies and techniques.  As well, I’m using another of the chipboard pieces that I designed and revealed in my blog post last week.

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As I mentioned last week here on the blog, I’ve designed a set of Wedding Words and phrases that can be used for card making and scrapbooking alike.  And having pulled out some of these wedding photos for last week’s post, I couldn’t stop at creating just one layout, any more than a person can stop at one french fry.  Plus the chipboard Mr&Mrs!!  So cool!  I love it in it’s original kraft color, but I also love to make things coordinate on my page.  So I dug out my elderly bottle of navy blue Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink and painted the chipboard navy blue.

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It’s hard to see clearly in the photos, but in real life, the chipboard has a pearlescent sheen to it that’s very pretty!  I mention the Smooch by Clearsnap, even though it isn’t available in the store anymore, because I suspect that a few of you have several of these cute little “nail polish” styled bottles stashed in your craft space and could use the inspiration to pull them out and play with them again!  If you don’t own any pearlized ink and would like to duplicate the look, you could color your chipboard with your preferred method, acrylic or watercolor paint, pencil crayons, stamping ink or anything else, then mix up some Perfect Pearls powder with water and paint that over the dried ink color, OR!, color over the whole painted chipboard with a Wink of Stella shimmer pen, or spritz your colored chipboard with shimmer mist.  There are lots of ways to achieve this look!

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The next thing I want to highlight is a technique that we learned in last summer’s DIY Embellishment class, where we covered purchased (or homemade) die cuts with Glossy Accents from edge to edge, and let them dry, producing an amazing “epoxy” embellishment like you see available everywhere for purchase.

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For the purpose of this layout, I entirely covered a butterfly die cut from Kaisercraft’s Indigo Skies line.  Again, it’s not easy to capture the sheen on camera but it’s very luscious and glossy in real life!  Something to remember if you’re doing this yourself, is that you don’t have to cover the whole entire die cut with Glossy Accents, but you can apply the liquid in strategic places where the pattern on the paper demands.  The blue sprig below has a bit of a leaf pattern to it that I decided to accent with the GA.

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These heart embellishments are exactly what we’re trying to create ourselves with the Glossy Accents!

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I typed out my journaling on a vintage typewriter and glued down the cut up strips to add some visual interest to the layout.  Finally, I added some navy blue print splatters.

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Most of the paper strips used to create the photo mat are cut from the papers in the Indigo Skies collection.  The round wooden epoxy button is from PinkFresh, the chipboard flower and leafy branch is from Simple Stories, the brads are from Doodlebug and the washi tapes are a combination of Michael’s and American Craft’s Amy Tangerine lines.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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I am EXTRA excited to share something that I’ve been keeping secret for a while now!

As you have seen Lori has brought back laser cut chipboard into the store, which we are all so excited about!  Chipboard is so versatile and you can finish it in a variety of ways…..which is why we all love it!

The piece I’m sharing today I designed for the store!  I have worked with so many different products from lots of designers & companies over the years but this is my FIRST time working with something I designed!!  OK coolest experience ever to watch it go from idea in my head, to hand drawn to eventually being cut!

When Lori sent me a photo of the cut piece I was jumping with excitement!!!

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I really wanted a background piece that could be cut up and used in parts, or as a whole piece!  Yes I said CUT IT UP, don’t be shy!  The finished piece is about 8″ high.

This chipboard could be used as a subtle background piece creating fun texture, or more of a statement piece.  I really wanted it to be the star of the show (next to the photo of my family) on my canvas though to show it off ;)

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This is an 8×10 canvas, as you can see I cut it up to create the visual triangle around my photo.  Now the chipboard didn’t start as black, originally I had covered it in Broken China Distress Embossing powder, but changed my mind deciding to black was better!  The embossing powder did give the chipboard a nice texture, sadly I wasn’t able to capture that in the photos.

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I started the background of my canvas by adding some newsprint sticky back canvas strips, then covered it in white gesso allowing some of the print to show through.  Then I added some Finnabair Concrete texture paste, which also got a coating of white gesso, more texture is always good in my world.

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I used two different shades of blue mist to color the background, being sure to leave some white space.

img_1813-1024x682For extra texture I pulled out some rubons and randomly added bits around the chipboard pieces.  And added a little random stamping too!

For the title on the canvas I used another laser cut piece that Lori had designed and cut for the store. I love the arrow on it, adds an extra bit of fun!

Thank you for joining me in my excitement today!!!  I hope Lori will let me design some more fun chipboard pieces!  I’d also love to see what you make if you pick this one up!

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This post was written by Lisa on May 27, 2018

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