If you are a scrapbooker, I figure you could use this page layout with your pictures, just simply by moving some of the embellishments around. If you are a mixed media artist, bookmaker, or general paper crafter, I thought this would be a nice layout for a canvas, book cover, or even a card, simply using the smaller shapes in the set, or doing a bit of rearranging. No matter what I choose to make, I really enjoy playing with the different chipboard shapes and experimenting with different ways to embellish them. So let me tell you what I did.
Begin embellishing your chipboard pieces.
Wrought iron border: Cover with black pigment ink and heat emboss with the Antiqued Iron embossing powder. Adhere along top edge of page, as shown.
Once Upon a Time title: Heat emboss with Versamark ink and Tarnished Gold embossing powder; edge with Branch Bark ink for depth.
Large standing dragon: Draw details in with pencil (Picture 1). Mist lightly with water and begin embossing those lines with an embossing tool. Color dragon as shown with Blue, Lime Green, Teal, Yellow, and Orange Inktense blocks (Picture 2), then go over those with similar colors of Twinkling H20s Mystic Blue, Golden Jade, Douglas Fir, Key Lime, Yellow Rose. Add details back in by going over embossed lines with a black permanent marker. Add Crackle Accents to body and Glossy Accents to wings (Picture 3). Adhere to page with foam dots.
Flourish (flame): Color with Red and Orange Inktense blocks, then paint over that with Yellow Rose Twinkling H20. Heat emboss with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. Adhere to page with glue, as shown.
Gina's Designs Lasercuts:
Wrought Iron Set
Words and Phrases 2
Dragons Shape Set
12x12 Once Upon a Time Collection - Camelot (DCWV)
12x12 mat board (or chipboard)
ColourArte Twinkling H20s: Mystic Blue, Garden Jade, Douglas Fir, Key Lime, Yellow Rose
ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glazes: Oyster, Warm Gray
Tim Holtz Stars stencil
Ink Pads: Black pigment ink (Colorbox); Branch Bark (Prima); Versamark (Tsukineko); Black pigment ink (Colorbox)
Embossing Powders: Rustique Antiqued Iron (Judi-Kins); Tarnished Gold (Ranger); Detail clear
Stickles Waterfall glitter glue (Ranger)
I sure hope you have enjoyed my project today and that I have given you some good ideas and inspiration. Stop by Gina's Designs Lasercuts to see all of the various laser cut chipboard available. You never know what will strike your fancy!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, crafty weekend!