Join the Clearsnap team all weekend long as we hop and scrap and hop some more! Our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun, inky techniques for your scrapbook pages. Just hop through and leave a comment on each post.
Each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop! Entries close on Monday May 6, 2013 at 12:00am.
Today I am sharing one of my all-time favorite layouts. I am not a fan of one-photo layouts because if I only scrapped one photo all the time, I'd need an 18 wheel truck to cart around my scrapbooks! LOL But, there are times when you have a one-off photo, one that captures someone's personality or you just really love how it turned out, and well, that deserves its own page.
The beauty of a one-pager, one-photo layout is that there is alot of real estate to play with.
To create this drip effect (one of my all-time fave techniques) I first laid the photo in place to see where I would want it. Draw a small line with a pencil or pen (if covering with paper, like I did) at the top of the photo onto the background paper. That mark will help guide how far up and where to apply the spray.
Set the paper vertically on your table, against your lamp or an easel. This angle will help the ink to drip. For this layout, I use Smooch Spritz in Carrot Cake and Navy Twinkle. The other ingredient is a sprayer filled with water–this can be an empty, used, Smooch Spritz container or one of the brand new Basic Necessities Smooch Spritz bottles offered by Clearsnap.
Start spraying ink and water, alternating to make the ink drip. Lay the paper flat to stop the ink from dripping. It is a good idea to let this paper dry naturally; using a heat gun will make the fibers in the paper contract quickly, resulting in warping (due to the water).
After the paper is dry, add the photo and embellishments — easy peasy!
- Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap
- Basic Necessities Jumbo Smooch Spritz bottle by Clearsnap, filled with water
- Paper by Scenic Route, Dream Street, Cherry Arte, Paper Trunk, and Sassafras Lass
- Buttons and epoxies by Epiphany Crafts
- Twine by Hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
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