Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Humming Bird Layout using Heidi Swapp Stencils

 First of all, this layout is WAY out of my comfort zone.  There is nothing about this layout that looks like "my style".  I wanted to play with the Heidi Swapp stencils and I wanted to use Kraft background.  My first version, I used white acrylic paint with the stencil to create the background, but the stark contrast make my pictures get lost in the layout.    So, I flipped the paper over and tried again.  I thought about using clear embossing powder, but I had a lot I wanted to cover.  I opted for Mod Podge in Matte finish.  I simply laid the stencil on top of my kraft paper and used mod podge and a sponge brush to randomly fill in the stencil.  After I removed the stencil I quickly dried it with my heat gun, then carefully laid the stencil back down and misted just parts of it with Gold Lame' color shine.

The green tag I used for journaling is actually the packaging of of some pretty fabric flowers.  I cut the humming bird with the Silhouette. 

Like I said, totally out of my comfort zone, but sometimes, you need to experiment and try new things.  It's not my favorite layout, but I don't hate it either! :)

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