4.03.2010

1974

TECHNIQUE LAYOUT
By Melissa Mann




For my layout titled “1947”, I wanted to have a reminiscent “feel” since I was using some older family photos of my Grandma & Great-Grandma. I used the Homespun Chic line predominantly for this layout. I also used a misting/masking technique on this layout that I have broken down into a step-by-step tutorial. This is a simple masking method using leftover scrapbooking product! Don't throw away those pieces of packaging – sometimes they make the best masks!


I had a piece of packaging from a pack of stickers that I had purchased last year. The negative piece that was left over was in a nice big sunburst shape. I wanted to place this sunburst shape at the very top of my layout.


I cut out the patterned pieces of paper that I would be using and laid them on my piece of Kraft Cardstock to get an idea of where I would need to place my mask. After doing this, I made a light mark with my pencil so I would know where to place the bottom part of the mask.

I took all of the pieces of patterned paper off of the cardstock and positioned my mask at the top of my page. I surround it on all sides with some scrap paper so that none of my mist/ink would hit anywhere else on the page.

After laying down the pieces of paper – I gently held down the pieces of paper and sprayed Kosmos Glimmer Mist first. Then, I sprayed the Sunflower Yellow Mist over top of that.


I carefully removed the pieces of paper. After removing them, I took my roll of paper towels and rolled it carefully over the top to soak up the remaining mist that had not dried.

I then carefully peeled off the mask and was left with my pink/orange sunburst! It made a great focal point for my butterfly that I placed in the middle of the sunburst.

SUPPLIES USED:
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios Homespun Chic Collection
1.Homespun Mod
2.Pink Stitchery
3.Petit Blossoms
Cardstock: Kraft
Thread
Mist: Tattered Angels Kosmos Glimmer Mist & Maya Road Sunflower Yellow Mist
Punches: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Starburst Punch, & Butterfly Punches
Paper Borders: GCD Studio Homespun Chic Die Cut Borders
Alphabet: Cosmo Cricket High Noon
Embellishments:
1.GCD Studio Homespun Chic Word Strips
2.Hambly Rubon Stitches
3.GCD Studio Homespun Chic Felt Flowers
4.My Minds Eye Lush Rhinestone
5.Prima Pearls & Crystals
Typewriter
PopDots
Kitschy Digitals Vintage Frame (photo)

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous layout! and how clever of you with the masking! xxD

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  2. What a cool technique! Thanks for the tutorial. :)
    Laura

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  3. Great tutorial and lo!! LOVE it!!

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  4. Gorgeous layout and I love the technique:-)

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  5. Love this LO Melissa! Those papers work wonderfully with the vintage photos. Great technique and tutorial too!

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  6. Fabulous layout & love the masking tutorial!!

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  7. Totally awesome girl! love it!!!

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  8. very cool Melissa! great lo, love it!!!!

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  9. WOW....this is a gorgeous layout!!! Love all your details!

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  10. qhat a great technique Melissa! Love the layout- the color paper is perfect with the B&W pics!

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  11. Oh la la, Melissa! Dig the masking. And totally dig the layout!

    Teri

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  12. Great idea on using packaging! Awesome!

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  13. you go girl!!! great technique tutorial!!!

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  14. what a STUNNING heritage layout!

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  15. melissa this is so beautiful!
    :)
    xo
    -d

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