Layouts Mabel Sim Mixed Media

Just Because Smile Vintage Frame Layout by Mabel Sim

April 10, 2018

Hi Everyone!

It’s Mabel here and I am back to share with you a tutorial on a layout I made, inspired by the new Pen & Ink collection.

As I have the intention to layer 2 specialty paper ROUND FRAME together, hence I had trimmed out the inner circle to form a legit frame for pop up.

As seen here, I had glued cardboard pieces onto the back of the frame for dimensional effect.

Typically, when I am adding dimensional effect on large surfaces, I would use cardboard pieces instead of dimensional adhesives as it is more cost-effective. Just a small tip for you. :)

I also tried to made my own flower embellishments. Hence I had cut out a circle. Note that your circle need not be perfect, as the imperfect circumference will add character to your rolled-up flowers.

Next step to take will be to cut swirls for rolling. Note that the width of each swirl will determine the height and compactness of your flower.

A great tool to have will be to use your tweezer and roll the swirls from outside in and then place a good dollop of glue at the centre of the swirl as it will act as the base for the flower.

Check out the few I made!

Moving on to my background, I had used my makeup sponge with inks from inkpad and press it down over the stencil to create some additional interest to the background.

I had chosen to use 2 different tones of browns for variation.

Once my background is done, I proceed to mount on my round frame on top.

Proceed to form your layering and clusters. I had torn off papers for the rugged look as well as to build my clusters even on top of my frame. Dimension is a key to make your layout looks nice and professional.

Moving on to finishing touch, I am stuffing black sewing tread under various spots.

As well as to splatter diluted black gesso onto the background.

Voila! My layout is completed. Here are some close up shot~

Kaisercraft Products: Pen & Ink Collection – PS522 Round Frame | P2505 Ephemera | P2509 Journaled | PP1041 Paper Pad | CT934 Collectables | IT464 6×6 Designer Template Collage | F659 Mini Paper Blooms Misty | IP723 InkPad Vintage | IP724 InkPad Bark | T303 Foam Tape | T314 Double Sided Tape | T319 Cutting Mat

Others: Cardboard | Black tread | Black Gesso | Brush

That’s all for my posts today.

If you’re inspired to recreate this look, tag us on Instagram so we can see it.

Kaisercraft: https://www.instagram.com/kaisercraft/

Mabel Sim’s The Craftminded: https://www.instagram.com/thecraftminded/

Have a great day ahead. Creative day too.

Mabel

xoxo

 

 

 

 

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