Hey there! It’s a new month and that means NEW releases and NEW inspiration!!! July is a very exciting month for Scrap FX as they’ve just released their brand new (and might I say AWESOME) stencils!! So today I wanted to show you how I used not only a pleasant supply of Scrap FX chipboard pieces, but also one of my most favorite of the new stencils, the “Stained Glass Quarter”…
Let’s take a look first at how I used the Stained Glass Quarter stencil:
I applied the stencil not only to the upper left and lower right-hand corners of my layout, but also to the central circle of the page. For the bit of brown masking in the corners, I simply laid the stencil down and dabbed over it with a brown chalk fluid edger pad. For the masking over the circle, I placed the stencil over 1/4 of the circle , finding the center and making a little mark so when I did the remaining 3/4, I could easily line up the pointed end of the stencil. I took a paintbrush and dabbed on texture paste over the stencil, dried it with my heat gun, and then used the same brown chalk pad to add just a hint of color. I still wanted to retain the light blue shade of the paper beneath, so I was careful to keep the coloring to a minimum.
After my foundation was complete, I was able to place my photos and begin clustering!
I started my cluster at the right-hand side of my layout with this beautiful new “Berries Stem”. I painted it first with gesso before applying a tan shade of chalk ink, dabbed the edges with a darker shade yet to add some definition before finally taking a dark brown chalk ink and stamping over it with a vine stamp. This stem was the perfect addition to this cluster, along with the other twigs and sprigs .
There’s nothing like a beautiful flourish to set the stage for a cluster. The “Flourish V” one is particularly beautiful. I treated it the same as I did the “Berries Stem” and the rest of the chipboard pieces on my layout. I really love the effect created by stamping over the top of chipboard!
The wordlet title packs such as the “Remember Wordlet Theme Pack” come as a set of three different chipboard words. I love that they’re just that perfect size for squeezing in anywhere! I tend to leave my title placement until the end of my layouts and more often than not, I leave myself very little room- so these are perfect for that!
I felt that the lower right-hand corner of my cluster needed a flourish too! Why not? I actually clipped this section from the “Flourish Flower”.
And of course my layout would not be complete without some hidden journaling. And my go-to supply for that is the many tags available from Scrap FX. This one in particular is from the “Tags, mixed kraft” pack. I simply painted it white with gesso and applied the same techniques as I did the chipboard pieces on my project.
And there you have it, folks! Thanks for hanging in there with me to the end of this thing- I know there’s a lot to see! And thank-you for stopping by the Scrap FX blog. I hope I was able to provide you with a little inspiration today and you can bet you’ll be seeing me back here a little later in the month with some more projects .