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Donna Espiritu Pen and Ink Scrapbooking layout Specialty Papers Tutorials

“Beautiful” Pen & Ink Layout by Donna Espiritu

April 24, 2018

Hello, everyone!
It’s Donna here with you today sharing a scrapbooking layout tutorial using the Pen and Ink collection. I’ve debated between making a card and layout. Of course, the layout won!

So, let’s start with the short step-by-step tutorial:

  1. I started with a white cardstock as the base. I will be trimming an inch off of this white cardstock later as you will see in the next steps. I mounted my photos with some foam tape for a bit of height.

2. To add texture and a bit of color, I used a mixture of black, brown and white metallic mists. I kept on adding white glimmer mist until it mixed beautifully with the brown and black mists. Using a heat tool, I dried the splatters before adding modeling paste with a spatula and stencil.

3. I placed a doily underneath the photo before adhering with glue.

4. I fussy cut a lot of images from one of the Pen & Ink specialty paper. I love how vibrant the black images are against the soft sepia tones of the papers in the collection.

5. As mentioned earlier, I trimmed an inch off the white cardstock. Then, I adhered it on the Lacey patterned paper.

6. I started embellishing after this with the Collectables and the rest of the fussy cut images from the specialty paper, Antiques.

7. For the final touch, I scattered black rhinestones following the diagonal flow of the page design.

Here are more detailed shots of the finished layout

I tucked in some wood flourishes and left them as is for a bit of color contrast.

I mounted some of the ephemera pieces with foam tape for dimension.

That’s all for now. I hope you liked my project! Do leave a comment if you have any questions regarding today’s project.

Thank you so much for dropping by and see you with a new project in a few days.

Happy crafting,

Donna

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KAISERCRAFT PRODUCTS: P2511 Lacey | CT934 Collectables | PS523 Antiques | SS360 Sticker Sheet | FL619 Flourish Pack Trinkets | CD101 Cardstock Coconut | IT451 Tile Pattern | SB777 Rhinestones Black | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue | T303 Foam Tape | T315 Double-Sided Tape

Other: Modeling Paste | White Doily | White Thread | Black, Brown and White Glimmer Mists

 

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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.

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

Have a great day ahead. Creative day too.

Mabel

xoxo

 

 

 

 

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Collections NEW Product

April SNEAK PEEK!!

March 29, 2018

We love the beginning of a new month because it means new collections! Today on our blog, we’re giving you a sneak peek of our April release collections which are available at Kaisercraft stores and independent stockists from this Sunday 1st April (Check your local store for Easter trading hours) Scroll down to see our two new release collections in full.

Be sure to check out our April Workshop Magazine and daily blog for loads of inspiration from our amazing Design Team. They adore sharing their wonderful projects with you and answering your questions so be sure to say hello in the comments section.

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