Make a Heartfelt Scrapbook layout

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.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour + drying time



Step 1

Mist a sheet of watercolor paper using Fireworks spray. Leave to dry.


Step 2

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.


Step 3

Carefully remove the stencil from the inked background.


Step 4

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.


Step 5

Add water splats to the background to create a pattern and add
some more texture.


Step 6

Adhere the stenciled panel to your page. Add some colorful paint splats using a small paintbrush and watercolor paints.

2016_apr_JN_heartfeltscrapbookpage_step6aI 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
  • Stencil
  • Watercolor paper
  • watercolor paint
  • paint brush
  • Dina Wakley – heart stamp
  • Celebr8 – chipboard
  • Ali Edwards – sentiment stamp
  • Other embellishments – Simple Stories, buttons, diamante, sewing machine

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