Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Page Breakdown part 2.

"Page building" would probably be a more appropriate title.  Since I am building the page up through layers and texture and not breaking it down....... A couple years ago a friend of mine said to me "I want you to teach me how YOU scrapbook". My response was "I can't. I don't know how to teach that, I just build the pages". While trying to figure out how to get back into blogging over the last few months. I wasn't sure what I wanted my blog to focus on.  It finally occurred to me today.  Why don't I show the process as I put together my pages. Take pictures and explain each step instead of just showing pictures of the end results.

I often do a layout over a few days. It just isn't feasible to do a project start to finish, that is if I want to sleep. Tonight, I added a few more elements to the family layout I started in "page breakdown part 1".

For the title I did a Pinterest search for a family quote that fit the affirmation challenge requirement and was fitting for the picture. I used some Canvas letter stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for word "family".

I moved the corner piece of pumpkin colored paper to a different angle. It just seemed to work better for me. I have 2 containers of Gesso. One is regular and the other I added some cornstarch to so its more like a texture paste. Using this fun stencil, I added some of the Gesso paste with a spatula. 


Sticking with the rule of 3. I added some stenciled Gesso to 3 different areas. I also like to keep the 3 in a visual triangle. If you draw imaginary lines from one like element to another, you would have a triangle. This is a good guideline to maintain balance.

Now it needs to sit overnight for the Gesso to dry. Tomorrow, I will add some color to the Gesso and maybe a border around the page to pull it all together.

What do you think? Do you prefer I show the process or just the finished project? I would really appreciate your input.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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