Todays post is a layout I created for the Get It Scrapped article on using watercolours. The layout is about some of my youngest son’s favourite things and also documents our attempts to get him to stay in bed using scratch and sniff stickers as a reward (hence the stickers all over his pjs).
To create my main background I used texture paste, stencils and gyp-rocking tape to make some texture on top of watercolour paper. When this had dried I chose some water based oil pastels to scribble lightly in different areas and then blended the colour using a paint brush and water. I selected colours that would work best with my photo. I would recommend starting lightly and you can always add more colour as you go along (depending on what look you are wanting).
To create the layout I smeared some paint over the white card to create another layer behind my watercolour paper and created a frame using white strips of card (this doesn’t show up that well in the photograph). I added wood icons/veneer shapes, washi tape, some patterned paper and even a scratch and sniff sticker to embellish my layout. I added my journalling using a distress marker but it is worth noting that it can be tricky to write on a textured surface.
I chose this title, even though it is quite long because I feel it captures him very well – He is a PJ loving, orange loving, little boy. I chose to leave the canvas alphas plain so they didn’t overtake the page but since they are large they still grab enough attention. I arranged the parts of the title in a visual triangle with the smaller orange lettering adding a fun pop of colour.
I have added a couple of close up photos as it is easier to see the details of the watercolour background. You can see more ideas for using watercolours on layout by checking out the Get It Scrapped blog.
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies: Card: White card by Artee, Paper: Watercolour paper, Echo Park; Alphas: Prima, Simple Stories; Distress Marker: Ranger; Washi Tape: Teresa Collins; Gyprocking Tape; Wooden Icon: Prima; Wood Veneer Shapes: Studio Calico; Texture Paste: Jo Sonya; Assorted buttons; Scratch and Sniff Sticker.