Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Imaginarium Designs :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I am sharing with you today the post I did for Imaginarium Designs :) :)

I did a guide on how I created a certain background look, I do hope you enjoy :)

I created this layout background [below] using the awesome new Imaginarium Designs chipboard Butterfly and a 12 x 12 grey board background.

To begin with I have some of my favourite products [other than Imaginarium Designs];

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - Teal High Heel

Viva Decor Croco Crackling - White

Krylon Gesso Spray

To begin I first adhere the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Butterfly to my background using fast clear drying gel glue.

Then using a spatula I apply the crackling medium roughly and randomly over and around the butterfly, and allow it to dry and crackle.

When it is dry and all crackled I apply a light coat of spray gesso.

When the gesso is dry I then apply a liberal coating of Chalkboard mist over the background; applying a more concentrated area of mist over the butterfly.

This is then allowed to dry. Whilst I do use the heat gun to dry the mist I don't recommended it as the fumes from the gesso are toxic.

Here is a close up of the wonderful effect that can be achieved :)

Well I do hope you enjoyed this mini guide to how I create some of my layout backgrounds.

Cheers and Happy Creating

Louise :) xox


zenevak said...

Thanks for sharing. It's such a wonderful textural effect! I was at Seriously Scrapbooking yesterday and picked up one of the butterflies - I must give this a go now!Thankyou for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

this is amazing I love every bit of it and I so need that crackle and the Gesso too :)

Martha Richardson said...

Love the butterfly * thanks for the guide!

Marta Bodas said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you... Now, I have to get that spray gesso. It´s no easy here in Madrid.
By the way, I adore your work.