Today I am sharing two of my new favorite things...the first being American Crafts Shoreline collection (used on both layouts) and Gesso/Modeling Paste. The first layout up, is for the new Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs. We are challenging you to use FABRIC this week on your layouts or projects!
Aren't those the most fabulous papers??!! I don't know how AC does it, but everything they put out is awesome!! I couldn't wait to use these papers and they did not disappoint. I was a little sneaky with my Fabric on this one. It is the Yellow matting behind my photo, the little flowers with the pearl centers, and the Yellow flag. I used some squares of fabric and painted over it with Mod Podge, to make it a little more stiff. Once it dried, I just cut the Yellow square to fit as the mat behind my photo. I fussy cut the little flowers from a different square of fabric and added the pearl centers for texture. And I used a little left over piece of the Yellow fabric to make the cute little toothpick flag. The sketch is from Creative Scrappers and I didn't get a chance to use this one when it was first posted. I really loved it though so I saved it and thought it worked well with these photos.
Products Used: Patterned Paper, Pinwheel, Thickers: American Crafts; Stickers: October Afternoon; Buttons: Basic Grey; Pearls: Kaisercraft; Punch: Marvy; Other: Fabric & Toothpicks
This second layout is my newest favorite!! :) I played with Modeling Paste on this one, which is something I've never done before. It was SO MUCH FUN!! Kim Watson shares a tutorial with this technique HERE on the Creating Keepsakes page (and just a heads up: I was not able to get the video to play using Internet Explorer. I had to use Firefox. So if you only have IE, you may need to download Chrome or Firefox to view the video).
I love the awesome texture that this technique adds to your page! I used a SC Hexagon mask and then applied the paste over the mask, making some high and low spots along the way. Once the paste dried, which didn't take long, I sprayed over it with a little bit of Smooch Spritz. Then I used a baby wipe, like Kim did in the video, to blend the mist. I am raring to do another page with this technique, because the results are so great! And of course, I used the Shoreline papers for this layout also. The colors are so pretty and I love the way they all coordinate together. Plus there are some great fussy cutting elements on these papers!!
Products Used: Patterned Paper, Thickers, & Flower: American Crafts; Smooch Spritz: Clear Snap; Buttons: Stampin' Up; Baker's Twine: The Twinery; Spray Mist & Hexagon Mask: Studio Calico; Other: Modeling Paste & Staples