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Monday, April 22, 2013

technique twenty-seconds 22 April 2013

We have not had one of these tutorials for a while, and I would like to thank design team member Wilma for this wonderful one!!! This is the technique that she used for her first layout at a design team member here at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge!! Here is what Wilma has to say to us:

My challenge with my DT layout is to use some of my stash.
I bought a lot of ugly paper when I started scrapbooking.
I also can't stop buying ribbon and lace.
Sometimes in multipacks, so I have a LOT as you see here.
Why keep buying it? Just can't stop myself .

So here a way to use it:

Step 1: Grab  an ugly paper , glue it on cardboard. I always take cardboard or canvas with multi-medium.

Step 2: Cut fibers, ribbon, lace, fabric, etc and glue it on your page.

Step 3 : You can bend it between to let it dry straight.

Step 4: When it is completely dry, dab royal gesso all over your page. I use the cheap gesso for this kind of projects.

Step 5 : Let dry , it will look like this, beautiful texture !

Step 6 : Start spraying your mists. You have to use bright sprays to get a pastel look at the end. I used dylusions, but sometimes I take color wash.

Step 7 : Try to match it with the picture you are going to use. (don't forget there will be gesso over it, so the look becomes pastel)


The finished look , a matt background in pastel !


  1. I love to see how others create and this one's great showing how to use some of our stash, TFS.

  2. This is FABULOUS & thanks you sooo much for sharing...atm I'm on a 'use the ribbon' or bust mission...so I'm gonna DO this. TODAY:):):) And the great thing is, everyone's will turn out different!!!!!!!

  3. OH what a fabulous idea, might have to try it some time soon!

  4. This is very cool! Thank you for the tutorial! :)

  5. Wow, I loooooove this!!! Freakin' awesome! I'm going to pin it!

  6. How fabulous does it look when it is finished ! Thank you so much for sharing this fab idea

  7. What a great idea! I too collect ugly papers then wonder why I but them.This idea will get me to use some.

  8. What a great tutorial ! Thanks for sharing !

  9. This is fabulous!! I shall definitely be digging out some ugly paper, LOL!!

  10. How cool is this?? Gee...never thought of THAT. Is beautiful...must try it. Thank Youuuu!

  11. Fab technique Anne - I cant wait to try it out!

  12. WOW!!! This is so stunning! Thank you so much Wilma! going to pin this!

  13. Beautiful !! Cannot wait to try !!!