Greetings, Scarlett here today to share a tremendously fun and dazzling way to deck out a Wordlet – what makes this even better is the techniques involved are really simple!!
I chose to use the Magical Moments Wordlet (2012056) piece - from the moment I saw it instead of love & marriage - I thought Disney - I've been working at trying to scrap photos from a trip there in - ready for it? 2006. My dilemma has been wanting to create pages that were Disney - but didn't scream Disney - you'll see what I mean - promise.
I’ll be honest – this was a category of chipboard I was a wee bit nervous about – maybe intimidated is a better word – I’m not very dainty so to speak – some of these Wordlet pieces are – I mean look at those details – splendid – some pieces are even more delicate – honestly I worried I’d break them – until I played.
Step One: Use fine tip scissors to cut the word 'magical' away from 'moments'.
What I began to discover was how very well crafted these pieces are – thick and sturdy – taking a slight beating with a few fumbles of my hand and withstanding – no crinkles or bends to be found.
Step Two: Use an emery board to sand down any little frays that occur. I didn't need to do this much at all, just a light run over.
This next step requires working quickly – I wish I could’ve gotten a few extra shots in for you – however I didn’t want to lay mediums on too thick and risk losing detail of the Wordlet.
Step Three: Pounce chosen color of paint onto Wordlet using a sponge. While the paint is still wet sprinkle with glitter and mini confetti pieces. Use a toothpick to help arrange any stray confetti.
If you have any questions that arise when you try this out – or even before you try it out – feel free to ask away – I’ll do my best to help you through it.
This is a shot of what the completed, jazzed up Wordlet will look like. Keep in mind this technique could be applied to any Wordlet or chipboard piece.
Pretty cool so far, right? The next step may or may not be needed depending on the color paint you’ve chosen.
Step Four: Outline the Wordlet using a white pen. I did this because when I placed the piece on the page I was creating it didn't stand out enough for my liking. The white outline helped it pop a bit more.
With the finishing touches laid the Wordlet is now ready to place on a project – I went with a LO inspired by a neon challenge from fellow DT member Michelle H.
Now you can see what I mean when I say I'm not scrapping typical Disney type pages - you can also spy my use of some tags from the Lace Tag Set Black (2012040 B) - can I tell you again how seriously smitten I am with these tags??!
Thanks for taking time to learn with me today. Have you played with any Wordlets yet?? What’s your favorite one?