New Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA series: 3, 2, 1 CRAFT RECIPE!!
We all want to maximize the supplies we have but sometimes we are lost as to how to do it. I'm here to help you with a new but familiar way: a recipe! When you want to use your kitchen supplies or create something yummy you look for an easy recipe right? Well...this is the same! An easy recipe to create a project with your supplies. Each craft recipe will have the 3, 2, 1 system so it'll be easy to remember and follow!
This recipe is:
3 Chipboard covering techniques
1 photo layout
How fun is that??
let's get cooking!!
3 Chipboard Techniques
I used three different techniques to cover a chipboard: painting with gesso, inking and embossing, three well known and used techniques. Here are a few tips:
* Painting with gesso has multiple effects like giving texture, sealing the chipboard and covering it with a color. If you want the chipboard to remain in the original color use clear gesso.
* When inking chipboard make sure to use pigment ink for a better color and less absorption.
* Emboss with different powder thickness and partial coverage. That will give you great effects and diversity.
This layout is about two brothers which are two opposites, so I used two colors which are striking but neutral at the same time: black and white. They also match the colors in the photo beautifully and give the layout the minimalist look I was going for.
I usually like to use more than one photo because if I'm scrappin' I might as well use as many photos as possible right? However this is such a great photo that says so much i didn't want to cloud it with more photos. Sometimes using only one photo can be intimidating because a lot of the page stays empty. don't be afraid of that this is what we call blank space and it's a good thing! It helps the eye focus on what's important.
Check out the step by step video for all the deets of how to create this recipe!
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