Today's How To-sday comes to you from our fabulous guest designer Charity Becker. Charity shows us a great technique for using your misting sprays to create a background that's full of dimension with a dreamy quality! Super cool and easy to do - I just need to dig out my sprays now.
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Misting Sprays for scrapbooking are a great way to altar the look of patterned paper without obliterating the original design. Layering those mists creates dimension and a dreamy quality to the layout. Follow the steps below to create a landscape that will let your photo take center stage.
- 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock (2 to rip, 1 for the base of your layout.)
- 4 colors of scrapbooking mist, (light blue, light green, dark blue, brown)
Step 1: Rip one 12x12 sheet of cardstock in half. Rip a 3 inch strip off of one sheet of cardstock. Rip slowly so that you get several "ripples" in the edge of your paper.
Step 2: Lay the 9 inch piece of ripped cardstock over your cardstock base so that the bottom portion is uncovered. Spray with brown mist.
Step 3: Lay a 6 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the cardstock base, again leaving the bottom portion uncovered. Spray with light green mist.
Step 4: Lay the 3 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the cardstock base, leaving the bottom portion uncovered. Spray with light blue mist.
Step 5: Lay the remaining 6 inch piece of ripped cardstock over the base so that the middle portion is covered. Some light blue and some brown should show on either end. Spray with dark blue mist. The resulting piece of cardstock will have bands of color that resemble a grassy hill and a sky fading to twilight.
Step 6:: Lay the base between 2 sheets of paper towel, inside two sheets of wax paper, and set under a stack of large books or heavy cutting boards. The paper should be completely covered by the books. Leave the base to dry for 24 hours. The weight will keep the paper from warping too badly.
Step 7: Remove all water from a clothing iron, set to a medium temperature, and iron the base cardstock to get any kinks out. Lay it under the stack of books to cool for an hour.
Step 8: Create a masterpiece and proudly display!
Charity, thank you so much for sharing with us today - it's good to see you back! I am definitely going to be trying this one out! Thanks for the tips.
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Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo sketch Amber #2.