Monday, December 16, 2013

Let It Snow: Using Paint On A Layout

We don't get a lot of snow in the Carolinas but when we do, it's cause for celebration.  When my son was 11 months old, he saw his first snow.  


For this layout, I used the cute Bundled Up line from Crate Paper, which was included in the December Kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  The kit was perfect for this photo of my little one being pulled around in the snow in his beloved red wagon. 



My favorite sheet of patterned paper in Bundled Up is this red snowflake one with the cute polka dots on the flip side. I only had one sheet of this double-sided paper, so I carefully cut out the middle and flipped it over. 



I wanted to bring in another color on this layout and chose an aqua paper with big pink polka dots. It was a little too much, though, so I toned it down with paint. I thinned the paint with water then white washed the pink polka dots. 



I loved the snowy effect the paint gave the paper.  Now the layout has a pop of color but it doesn't overwhelm the page.  



One last look. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back on Wednesday with a tutorial for a shaker card. 

10 comments:

  1. I always forget about using paint to tone down a paper. Thanks for the reminder! It looks great and takes the focus away from the pink while making it look snowy. Such a fun page with the banners and other chip pieces. Love this!

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  2. This is gorgeous!! I am LOVING that sweet photo and loveeeeeeee how you toned it down with paint!! Pinning this!!!!

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  3. Such a sweet layout, and the white wash is perfect!

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  4. Such a cute layout. Loved the use of the banners on the page and how you softened the pink.

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  5. So cute! And I love to use paint or gesso to tone down a paper if it's too bold for me, thanks for reminding me of this neat trick!

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  6. Beautiful! I love your design!!

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  7. Such a great reminder that paint will tone down a bright pp. I need to remember that...

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  8. Love this cute page, Izzy!! Such a great use of the CP collection and I love how you used the paint to tone down the polka dots!!

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  9. Izzy, another fab project! Loving your work girlie! Just an adorable layout all the way around. I'm now a follower of your blog from the 2Peas thread!

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