Friday, September 12, 2014

Tutorial // Masking with Embellishments

Hi everyone! I had a tutorial go live on the Studio Calico blog a couple of days ago, and I thought I'd share it here on my blog today.


This tutorial is all about getting the most mileage out of your embellishments, as I turned an acrylic ampersand embellishment from the Studio Calico Poet Society kits into a mask for this tutorial. I'm using a variety of Mister Hueys, which are my go-to spray mists because of their beautiful saturated colors and opaque coverage.

The first thing I pulled out was the plastic ampersand and eight pieces of white cardstock, cut to 2.75 x 3.25 inches.

Then I went through my Mister Huey's collection and picked mist eight colors I wanted to use. (Left-right: Mixed Tape, Bonny Blue, Clay, Boss Lady, Mint Julep, AppleJack, Lemonade & Sherbet).

Inside a box, I lay down the ampersand on one piece of white cardstock, and misted about 8-10 inches away from my paper.

I carefully removed the ampersand and wiped it clean with a damp cloth. The result is a beautifully masked ampersand on my cardstock.

I repeated this process of masking and misting with all my other pieces of white cardstock and Mister Hueys to get eight colorful pieces.

I arranged the ampersands to form a grid on a sheet of 8.5x11 inch cardstock, which is the base of my layout. I’ve left the middle space blank because I know that is where I’ll be placing my photo.

I printed out my photograph to fit in one of the chipboard frames included in the Dickinson add-on, and I adhered it to the center of my layout.

I went through the Poet Society kits and added a couple more embellishments, including a gold foil ‘hello’, rub-ons right on my photo, and some cute word stickers.

Since there was extra room at the bottom of my layout, I added a rub-on and a calendar die-cut strip. I finished the layout off with a scatter of gold sequins. I love that after completing this layout, I still have that ampersand embellishment to use for future projects!

Here's my completed layout! You can find the full supply list on the SC blog here. Happy Friday!

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