Today we are so excited to bring a little bit of England to our blog...Emma Trout is here to teach us how to create this gorgeous layout:
Take it away, Emma...
I was so inspired by the colours and striped design of the ‘Retail Shopping’ paper from ‘Girl Land ‘ collection that I decided to create a rainbow themed page.
For this, I chose to use watercolour paints to emulate a rainbow colour mix...teaming it with the gorgeous bright colours in the range.
Here’s how I created this page:
I cut out a rainbow of Girl Land designs: Doilies, flowers, circles, tags and layered them onto white cardstock until I was happy with the design. DO NOT glue anything onto the cardstock at this stage. I made a pencil mark on to the cardstock to show it’s position and remove the designs.
I wanted to use a watercolour technique on this layout. You can achieve this by using watercolour paints, watered down acrylic paints, watercolour pencils or even Glimmer Mists.
Start by applying a layer of plain water onto the cardstock, in the area where you will be applying colour. Before the paint dries apply two or more drops of colour and allow them to bleed together. When you are happy allow to dry.
I wanted to add some fine paint splatter on top of the watercolour and achieved this by dipping an old toothbrush into black acrylic paint and flicking the bristles so the paint splatted on to the cardstock.
When dry, add design made in step one.
Finish the layout by using the techniques learned in step 1-3 to create a cluster of photos and papers to the right of cardstock and adding journalling strips and a title.
Emma's results are clearly spectacular, and now that she's broken it all down for us, not that difficult to achieve!
So, tell us...what are you going to make when you get your Girl Land?