Thursday, June 23, 2011

Using Masks & Chalkboard Spray

Although much of this month’s paper screamed family, the Groomed Traveler said travel to me so I had to make my 2-page layout a travel one. I chose to scrapbook an afternoon I spent at the Duomo Museum in Florence. A wonderful museum that is often at the bottom of the list in a city filled with great museums but on my third trip to Florence, I finally made it.

For the right background, I used Groomed Traveler (turquoise side). On the left side, I used a plain piece of cardstock for the base. I cut a piece of Groomed Traveler paper into two pieces. I used the larger piece (12” x 7”) on the left side. The square design made a perfect frame for a picture of a Michelangelo Pieta. (The larger pictures are framed with a tiny frame of the solid side of BoBunny Coffee Dot paper. ) I used the turquoise side of the leftover piece for the other side of the background.

Before applying the turquoise piece to the background, I used Tattered Angels Chalkboard Decadence and the Tattered Angels compass stencil to design and interest to the background. Using the stencil as both a stencil and and a stamp gave different looks. To do this, I placed the stencil on the background and sprayed around it leaving a turquoise compass when I removed the stencil. Instead of wiping the stencil off, I immediately turned it over and used it to stamp the paper at the top and bottom to create brown compasses. I added another compass on the right background but did have to spray the stencil again to have enough ink for the third stamp. I also stamped a globe with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the right background.

For the title, I used Tim Holtz idea-ology mask of Ransom letters to spell “Duomo” on a piece of Time of My Life paper. I then sprayed it well with Chalkboard Decadence. I love the result. I’ve had these masks forever and just never used them. Stickers from the Ladies & Gent set are used for the remainder of the title.

For a journaling block, I printed the journaling on Time of My Life paper. I cut the box out and used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bracket Die to make the top and bottom edges more interesting. I inked the block first with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The journaling block and other accents were made from Time of My Life paper, with some using the cream side and some the green side. For picture titles and other accents, I made the same way except the writing or stickers were added after inking.

1 comment:

Karen Bearse said...

Love how you used the GMist!