Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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

1 comment:

  1. Thank you!! I'm poking around your wonderful blog after watching your video on CJS 2013 for the second time!! Your work is captivating and so effective. I haven't done scrapbooking like this before and I love all the dimension you achieve on a two dimensional surface. It's Yummy. And who knew they made spray gesso (it's on the List!) Best wishes for a great 2013