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.
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios Homespun Chic Collection
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
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
Kitschy Digitals Vintage Frame (photo)