It is my turn again to post for Donna Salazar Designs with a step-by-step tutorial on what happens when I let my creative juices take control of pretty papers, inks and glue...
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This month we focussed on the fabulous Crafty Chronicle, which I adore so much that I can hardly bring myself to cut it up and use it, but alas this month I had to bite the bullet :)
The travel section of the Chronicle is definitely my favourite, the vintage images and quotes just make me happy. It was clear to me right from the start that I wanted to make use of a complete page of the Chronicle to use as my layout base.
First, I used a variety of Smooch Spritz in Tea Party, Wood Stain and Caramel Latte to spritz gently over the paper. To add some more texture, I used a Crafter's Workshop Stencil template and brushed over it with some gesso. Once the gesso dried I adhered a little strip of punchinella, with the help of some masking tape, to the paper. Masking tape will lift off the background without damaging your paper or previously stamped/stencilled paint.
For the smaller circles of the punchinella, I decided to use the Smooch paint from Clearsnap as it has a wonderful small brush already attached and helps to paint smaller areas. I actually don't mind that some of the paint smudged between the circles - I love my paints to get messy :)
Finally I lathered a sheet of bubble wrap with some Smooch Spritz in Green Olive and Caramel Latte and pressed this on the opposite side of the page.
All I needed to do now was tear of strips of paper along the edges to fit an 8.5 x 11 page and ink the edges with Clearsnap's Cats Eyes Chalk Ink in Dark Moss, Chestnut Roan and Dark Brown. Take a sheet of the wonderful Artistic Papers (in this case I used the calendar one), flip it over and cut it to 8.5 x 11 size, as this will be your piece of cardstock, to back the Chronicle paper.
From tearing the paper to size, I had a few strips left over and one was big enough to "rescue" and create a flower from it.
Just fold in a concertina style as described HERE and press it down. This time I wanted to achieve a flattened look and so I simply pressed hard onto the top f the rosette, inked the edges with Cats Eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan and fastened the rosette with a glue dot to a piece of cardstock. I still wanted to add a little extra and attached an older piece of lace to the back of the flower with the help of my stapler.
Now I just added one of the gorgeous Vintage Buttons I got from Donna's Etsy shop years ago and my flower was ready to go.
I finally added some bits and pieces of left over strips of paper (usually the scraps when I cut the 12 x 12 sheets to my preferred size of 8.5 x 11), attached the flower and one of the fabulous quotes from the Chronicle.
- Papers: Donna Salazar for GCD Studios - One Sheet Wonderful - Antiquities, Crafty Chronicle, Artistic Papers - Calendar
- Mists: Donna Salazar for Clearsnap - Smooch Spritz in Wood Stain, Caramel Latte, Tea Party, Green Olive
- Inks: Clearsnap Cat's Eye Chalk - Chestnut Roan, Dark Moss, Dark Brown
- Paint: Clearsanp Smooch in Molasses
- Button: Donna Salazar Vintage Button
Stickers: Jillybean,Pens - Uniball Signo in white
Lace- Rusty Pickle
Stamp - 7Gypsies,Bubblewrap
Stencil - Crafter's Workshop, Punchinella