For this super fun scrapbook layout, I wanted to create a background using some of my favorite craft sprays—Fireworks! These amazing sprays create a color splash and shimmer which has a nice effect with a colorful “Be Happy, Be Kind” scrapbook layout like this one. As I created my background something truly magical happened with the ink and I really loved the end result. Scroll through the steps below to find out what it is!
Time: 1 hour or more
Gather at least 3 colors of Fireworks! Sprays to use on your background. I selected Lady Bug, Lilac Posies and Bahama Blue.
First, I sprayed a patch of Bahama Blue in the middle of my layout and left it to dry for a few seconds. Then I added splats with all 3 of my colors. If you’d like colors to layer make sure you allow them to dry fully before using another color.
Once the Fireworks splatter layer was dry, I added stamping texture with a mixed media feel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.
Add texture with a circle stencil and Creative Medium and let dry. I wanted to add more deliberate splats to create a layered effect. Drop large drops of Fireworks onto the background in Lady Bug.
Then use Bahama Blue and drop some of the ink directly onto the red drop and let it pool for a few seconds.
Then I added more drops of Lilac Posies on top of the blue and let the ink colors blend. Since Fireworks is a dye-based ink the blending will happen if all the inks are still wet.
The ink created the most amazing puddles of shimmer once dry. I totally love the unpredictably of the effect these inks layered on top of each other have.
I used the same color to spray some flowers that would perfectly match my layout background.
Once I was happy with my background I assembled my layout with photo, cut out flower layers, inked flowers and other embellishments. You don’t always have to have tons of crafting inks to be creative – all you need is a plan and a few amazing inks.
- Craft Mat
- VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
- Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in 0.5 oz – Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, Lilac Posies
- Cardstock – White
- Short Cuts Craft – Stencil
- Mixed Media Stamps
- Scrapbook Flower pieces
- Acrylic block
- Sentiment – Be Happy, Be Kind
- Scrapbook page 12 x 12