I made four layouts for National Scrapbook Day and the final two were similar in technique and title, but with a couple differences. One was titled “Otherwise known as ‘Ellie'” and the other “Otherwise known as ‘Woody'”.
I was inspired by a layout created by Wilna Furstenburg, a Garden Girl over at TwoPeasInABucket.com. She used a combination of acrylic paints and tacky glue to create a background, then pushed die-cut lettering into the paint and finished the layout with a photo and embellishments. It was breathtaking and I just had to try.
Here are the layouts:
In both layouts, I first hand wrote my words and then cut them out of heavy watercolor paper with my Silhouette die cutting machine. The weight and the type of paper was important because I was going to be pushing them into thick paint. I chose 5 different colors for each layout, mixed the acrylic paint with white tacky glue and spread the colors horizontally. I then needed to wait 24 hours to make sure the paint was completely dry. I chose colors consistent with the photos and the dogs.
After the paint was dry, I used an exacto knife to cut away sections of the paint so I could tuck the photos behind. Wilna did this on her layout and it was a lovely effect.
I trimmed the white paper to 10 1/2″ square and mounted each layout on a piece of coordinating patterned 12X12 paper. I embellished with washi tape, banners, stickers, brads and wood veneer.
Here are some closeups:
I’ve wanted to do a layout about the various names I have for Woody and Ellie, but didn’t have a vision for it until I saw Wilna’s layout. Thank you Wilna for such wonderful inspiration.
“Well, we can only say ‘It’s about time’. You had us a bit worried there. How about a treat to say you’re sorry?”