Apr 25, 2017


Scrapbook Layout Tutorial created for Scrapbook Nerd  - SPLASH -

Hello there!

 It finally looks like we have passed our Winter season!   Trees are starting to bloom, and soon everything will be once again full of light and color. In fact this month's reveals  for Scrapbook Nerd are inspired by color, and for this week's tutorial, I want to invite you to discover Distress Oxides,  

This new medium is so easy to work with, as it combines dye and pigment inks in one simple package.  The combination of the two creates a matte effect (due to the  pigment) on the paper,  but allows the colors to shine on their own, and not to become muddled when mixed together.  Here is small video on how the layout and background came together, so grab a seat, and ENJOY!

 As you can see in the video,  I used a combination of Faded Jeans, and Cracked Pistachio  Distress Oxides to recreate the color of the water in the picture.   The colors, when layered, did not fade into a dark teal -which would have happened- had i used another medium. 

  I have played with some of the other hues, and can say that you can create a multi color background without muddling the effect by allowing the colors to dry a bit in between.  I will work a layout to show you in the near future. Here are a few close ups of the effect the Distress Oxides  look like once dried: 

    i love how the background looks like splattered water behind the picture and large title, and it was perfect to frame this picture of my daughter and niece enjoying our backyard pool.   The colorful, and beautiful Bella Blvd. "Secrets of the Sea" collection was the ideal to complete this page. Here is the final layout:   

  I hope  you feel inspired to check the Scrapbook Nerd store for all the new colors of  Distress Oxides, as well as all the new collections available there.   You can always leave a comment if you have a question on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans - Tim Holtz - Ranger
Bella Blvd - Secrets of the Sea collection - paper kit, 6x8 paper pad, ephemera, puffy stickers
Bella Blvd - Make Your Mark collection - paper clips
Heidi Swapp - Color shine - gold lame

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