Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Painting on a layout

Hello there

Today's posting is about a layout I've done for the Curious Scrapbooker's BPC class I'm doing. This week's theme is about using paint and in different forms and in different ways. I'm not keeping up with my Crafty Plan point which is do to a layout a week but that's a target, not a 'must-do'. I've really enjoyed it, although as ever with me, it took me longer than I would like but not to worry. I had the Pebbles' 'Cats and Dogs' paper already, so that of course had to be used. The layout was inspired by an email May sent us showcasing Dina Wakley and how she uses paint. I also used elements from a layout May shared with us in the handout and other ideas she's shown us over the last 2.5 weeks.

I stamped 'broken china' all over the blank page first - yes! Do like doing that and it's messy look is perfect for the subject of the photos - a doggie day out party. I also inked the edges, which I'm starting to do as normal almost now. The paint was put straight on the page and then scraped along with my ruler. Dina of course uses a palette knife but I didn't have one, so just grabbed my ruler. Again, it's messy appearance suits the subject of the layout.

This is how you deal with paint making your page curl and twist - my layout is underneath there somewhere!

The pawprint sections were from the edges of the Pebbles' paper - very useful.

The banner I created on Craft Artist from the Showtime kit. The title comes from some freebie magazine cut-outs which I inked with broken china. I used Tumbled glass Stickles on that, the banner and a bone on the paper. 

I misted the page, without the photos on, with Ranger's Perfect Pearl's mist.

I dabbed with a Ranger's Pearl Dabber- yet again, I like the dabs I did around the photos; adding to the messiness effect.

I stamped 'Happy Birthday' underneath Alfie and Nero's photo. I'm happy with how it helps create layers as such.
This is how it all turned out

It's a shame I didn't have better photos of the boys but these will help me remember the day with fondness.

Take care out there


  1. Hi! I jumped over here from the BPC gallery, at your request, to see if I could leave a comment. Let's see if this works! :)
    ~ Laura a/k/a BookwormLD on BPC

  2. Thanks Laura. Looks like all is well - I've have to look more into why a couple of people have had trouble leaving comments.

  3. Hi Diane ... great effect with the paint hon!
    Trouble with Blogger sometimes if using IE - works fine using the Chrome or Firefox apparently.


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