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