I'm so happy to be sharing my first ever process video! I've always wanted to make one and thought this was the perfect opportunity! I've also included some close ups of my layout and a description of my process. Enjoy!
My idea and inspiration was the row of houses. Seeing as the challenge was to do a project about home, I decided to do a layout about when we first moved into our condo.
The Crate Paper Cute Girl collection was perfect for this layout. I picked out a bunch of chipboard houses, puffy sticker houses, a few fussy cut houses and even a rubber accent house. I also stamped a bunch of houses, painted them with watercolours and cut them out. This creates a variety of textures and dimension in the layout but keeps it all tied together.
I drew then stitched a bunch of wavy lines on the paper. I love stitching on paper- it gives the most unique texture.
I love making long titles using a variety of alphas, mini alphas, and foam work stickers. Using mini alphas helps to make the whole thing fit, and the size difference creates a nice contrast.
I used a variety of methods to frame my photos- 2 got frames underneaths, one got a woodgrain pattern paper mat and one got a layer of acetate tucked in beside it. I didn't want to cover up my photos with the frames so I layered them underneath.
Another thing I like to do on my layouts it customizing embellishments. That Sweet acetate piece had "girl" written underneath but I just wanted the sweet part so I cut it apart. I doodled on that love chipboard banner. I also embossed one wood veneer banner and painted another one. Both wood pieces are Crate Paper Hello Love.
Tangled thread tucked under embellishments is a fun whimsical touch that gives texture and dimension. Splatters of paint, beads, sequins, tiny stickers, etc add the last final touches.
I hope you enjoyed watching and reading about my process. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything that I did, about any products I used, etc. And please come visit me on my blog at www.silhouetteangelika.com to see more of my projects!
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