Backgrounds From the Heart
By Jowilna Nolte
Creating backgrounds and patterned paper elements for cards, art journals and layouts is so easy using the extensive range of Imagine products. Today I am sharing how I used my Kaleidacolor inkpad to create a fun stenciled element for this layout. It ads loads of interest and shimmer to the background of this page in a few easy steps.
Time: 1 hour + drying time
Mist a sheet of watercolor paper using Fireworks spray. Leave to dry.
Position a tacky stencil to your paper. Use a sponge dauber and
Kaleidacolor ink and ink over the stencil using 4 different colours from
the ink pad.
Carefully remove the stencil from the inked background.
Ink the rest of your background in a dark brown from the ink pad.
Mist the entire sheet of paper with Sheer Shimmer in copper.
Add water splats to the background to create a pattern and add
some more texture.
Adhere the stenciled panel to your page. Add some colorful paint splats using a small paintbrush and watercolor paints.
I finished off the page by matting a photo and adhering to the right of my stenciled area. I added other embellishments including a stamped heart image, chipboard title, stamped sentiment and various other elements to finish off the layout.
- Fireworks! – Cantaloupe
- Kaleidacolor – Autumn Leaves
- Sheer Shimmer Spritz – Copper
- Craft Mat
- Sponge Dauber
- Watercolor paper
- watercolor paint
- paint brush
- Dina Wakley – heart stamp
- Celebr8 – chipboard
- Ali Edwards – sentiment stamp
- Other embellishments – Simple Stories, buttons, diamante, sewing machine