Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT - HELLO SPRING -
Hi there! Nathalie with you today to bring you a bit of Spring on a page using the always fun Vicki Boutin mixed media and All The Good Things collection, and a few cut files from Just Nick Studio (which I happen to also be part of their DT)
Now, let me start by saying that this layout took a few days to put together, and it changed along the way (I was very sick at the time and heavy doses of medication happen during filming). So it took a while to go through the footage to see what I created – no joke!!!-.
It all started with a gessoed foundation paper. Next I combined Iced Daiquiri and Blue Hawaiian acrylic paints and water-so that the paint took the consistency of watercolor- and used a brayer to create a watercolor look on the background of the page.
I added a few splatters of the paint on the page, and then used a baby wipe to dry them up. The end result was that of small little bleached droplets in the paper. Totally loving this!
Next, I used one of Vicki’s latest stencil releases (Scribbled Circles) to create a bit of texture and interest on the background. The same paint that was used on the background was added using a water brush on top of a stencil, and then a baby wipe was used to clean a bit of the excess paint thus achieving the stenciled look on the page.
I let the background dry for a bit, and worked on backing the Hello Spring cut file from Just Nick studio with a rainbow of colors from Vicki’s All the Good Things collection. At the same time I used some of the papers to add a few simple layers behind the picture.
Once the background was dry, I wanted to add more interest to the background, and worked on a layered effect. To add more to the floral motifs at the corner of the cut out, I pulled the flower stencil from Vicki’s latest release, and used different shades of yellow and green crayons to add this layer on the background.
It is so simple to obtain this ‘inked’ look on the page by simply using Vicki’s Stencil brushes, a craft mat, her Art Crayons, and a stencil. Simply scribble some crayon on a craft mat, and then use the stencil brush to pick up the pigment from the mat, and transfer it to the page –on top of the stencil- in a circular motion. This time, I chose to lightly rub the stencil crayon with a baby wipe to activate the pigment in the page, thus creating a more vibrant look to the flowers.
Then using some foam adhesive both picture and title was added to the page. The contrast in colors and textures just pops everything nicely on the page.
Now it was time to embellish, which meant adding to the floral motif on the title. So I chose to add a few paper clips (just cut the clip part) as part of clusters at the corners of the picture. A few stem cut outs, created using Just Nick Studio “Stems 4” cut file, were also added to the clusters and to each flower motif on the title.
To add a bit more color, and shine on the page, a bit of rose gold glaze was diluted with some water, and used to color the cut out stems in the clusters. Also a few drops of the paint were then added to complete the page.
After a few lines of journal and some stamped sentiments (using Vicki’s rotary stamp, and rose gold glaze) the page was finished.
Just love all the layers of Vicki Magic on the background! They are the perfect backdrop for the colorful title of this page. You can see more of how this page came together in the following video:
That is all for me! I hope you try some of the techniques in this page, and also come join us in the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media community on Facebook. There is so much inspiration and fun happening there!
Till next time!
All The Good Things Collection:
12x12 paper pad,
7x10 paper pad,
On the Edge Embellishments
Mixed Media collection:
Rose Gold CreativFX glaze
Art Crayon – Cool, warm and neutral sets
Stencil set – scribbled circles and flowers
Acrylic pop Paints in Iced Daiquiri and Blue Hawaiian