Scrapbook Layout with Basic Collage Elementsby Celia Morse
Hey Hey Roadies!
Celia from Paper Beats Rock Designs back to show y'all how I used the Basics Collage Elements on my latest scrapbook layout.
First I used some clear gesso on my background paper and let that dry fully.
After that I grabbed my modeling paste and a scripty text stencil from my stash.
While I was waiting for that to dry I grabbed a bunch of pretty papers I've been hoarding and cut them down to various sizes close to the picture I had printed.
When I was satisfied with how dry the modeling paste was (I'll admit, it wasn't all the way dry, but what EVs) I grabbed the square stamp and my Stazon. My Stazon is getting pretty dry, but I like the texture it made here.
After, I had my squares stamped across the page I went over them with the cross hatched stamp and distress oxide inks that matched my papers.
I distressed some of the papers and inked around the edges of others to give them more texture and variation. Next, I mounted my photo on black cardstock then some tan tissue paper and stapled a few of the papers with stapled that I colored light blue with a sharpie.
Then I went to embellishments. I used a handful of Crate Paper stickers, chipboard, and ephemera as well as a few buttons, thread and paperclips.
I felt like the background needed more so I grabbed the X's from the Collage Elements and stamped along the edges of the squares.
I also grabbed some sentiments from the Mug Life set and stamped around the page to add more black to the background. Some bled when I stamped over the Distress Oxides with a dye ink so I had to go over them with Stazon.
I also grabbed the "Serial Chiller" sentiment from the High Maintenance set and stamped it on the blue plaid paper to add a little more color to that side.
I love the end result of this page and how much texture and interest the Collage Elements add to it. If you're interested in these sets use the code CELIA10 to get 10% off your purchase.