Wednesday, November 21, 2012

the color room :) :) :)


Hello Hello :)

I thought I would share with you the Anatomy of a Page post from The Colour Room that I did for my Palette #135 layout :) :) :)



Materials List;

12 x 12 grey board – Imaginarium Designs
Chipboard hearts – Imaginarium Designs
Glimmer Glam [Royal Velvet] - Tattered Angels
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist ]Monolith[ - Tattered Angels
Paper Pen [Magenta] Viva Decor
12 x 12 Template [Flying Geese] – The Crafters Workshop
6 x 6 Template [Mini 4 Flowers] by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for The Crafters Workshop
Impasto – Mont Marte
Gesso – Krylon
Cotton thread


 Snapshot 1
  • ·      Background prepared with using spray gesso to achieve 2 tone effect.
  • ·      Dimensional geese created using template and impasto, it is applied with a palette knife.


Snapshot 2
  • ·      Photo edged using black ink to define it against the white background.
  • ·      Chipboard heart coloured using the Royal Velvet Glimmer Glam.
  • ·      Extra splats of colour [royal velvet glimmer glam and monolith chalkboard glimmer mist]    applied using a small-medium sized paint brush.



 Snapshot 3
  • ·      Floral pattern created using mini flower template and impasto, applied with a palette knife.
  • ·      Chipboard heart coloured using the Royal Velvet Glimmer Glam.
  • ·      Extra splats of colour [royal velvet glimmer glam and monolith chalkboard glimmer mist] applied using a small-medium sized paint brush.
  • ·      Pink dots created using Viva D├ęcor paper pen.
  • ·      Cotton thread added to create interesting visual interest. Adhered under chipboard elements using quick clear drying glue.
  • ·      Organic elements [dried flowers] added to coordinate with and tie in the photo content.
Cheers and I hope you are haven a great weekend :)

Imaginarium Designs :) :) :)


Hello Hello :)

I am sharing with you today the post I did for Imaginarium Designs :) :)


I did a guide on how I created a certain background look, I do hope you enjoy :)

I created this layout background [below] using the awesome new Imaginarium Designs chipboard Butterfly and a 12 x 12 grey board background.


To begin with I have some of my favourite products [other than Imaginarium Designs];

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - Teal High Heel

Viva Decor Croco Crackling - White

Krylon Gesso Spray


To begin I first adhere the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Butterfly to my background using fast clear drying gel glue.

Then using a spatula I apply the crackling medium roughly and randomly over and around the butterfly, and allow it to dry and crackle.


When it is dry and all crackled I apply a light coat of spray gesso.

When the gesso is dry I then apply a liberal coating of Chalkboard mist over the background; applying a more concentrated area of mist over the butterfly.

This is then allowed to dry. Whilst I do use the heat gun to dry the mist I don't recommended it as the fumes from the gesso are toxic.


Here is a close up of the wonderful effect that can be achieved :)

Well I do hope you enjoyed this mini guide to how I create some of my layout backgrounds.

Cheers and Happy Creating

Louise :) xox