- 3 Buttons
- a punched image
- Mist spray or paint
I took this opportunity to begin working on an album that will contain all the letters, photos, and ephemera that was collected by myself and my husband while he was deployed - this is the first page of that album. And this is what my finished product looks like:
The background of this layout was done using clear glue, reinkers, and a transparency. This is generally a technique that is done in cardmaking and is known as the Acetate and Tissue Paper technique. You can find a tutorial for it here. It was such a fun technique and definitely made using my transparencies more appealing and fun. The technique generally only uses one color of reinker, but I used two to create more of a mixed and distressed look. Before I did the technique, I stamped the underlying cardstock using a glass to make watermarks. I did the same thing for my journaling card.
Here are some closeups of some of the details:
Thanks for stopping in today and have a happy crafty creativity inspired day!
Supplies: (Inks) Walnut Stain Distress Reinker, Antique Linen Distress Reinker, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ranger Acrylic Paint Black; (Paper) Stampin' Up! Vanilla Cardstock, Tim Holtz Paper Pack, K&Company, Bazzill, Teressa Collins World Traveler Transparency; (Stamps) Unity Stamp Co Postcard; (Embellishments) Tattered Angels, Buttons from Stash, Mon Ami Gabby Burlap, Mon Ami Gabby trim; (Letters) American Crafts, Pink Paislee