Hey! It’s Lain Ehmann of Layoutaday.com. I’m primarily a scrapbooker, so I love to find ways to incorporate templates into my scrapbooking layouts. The TCW265s Mini Ringlets was perfect for a “mod” background on this artsy layout. Who needs patterned paper when you have TEMPLATES!? 🙂
It’s super-simple, and easy to adapt to any template or style. Here’s what you’ll need to do.
1. Lay your template over a black piece of cardstock (do you like my glittery, paint covered spray box?):
2. Spray over the template with a spray ink such as Mr. Huey from Studio Calico (I used Calico White):
3. Depending on your preferences, use a lighter hand. As the white ink is absorbed quickly into the black cardstock, I used three passes of ink for a more complete coverage:
4. Remove the template carefully.
5. After you let the paint dry, grab some colored pencils or pastels, and color in some of the shapes left by the template. I stuck with a palette of yellow, white, and pink. Lighter colors look especially smashing against dark cardstock:
6. After you’ve colored to your little heart’s content, admire your work!
7. Then just use your background as you would normally use a piece of cardstock or patterned paper. You could cut it apart, die cut it, use it on an art journal page, make it into a card, wallpaper your room… you get the idea:
I hope you enjoyed this idea. I’d love to see what you create using your templates.
2 thoughts on “Easy “Mod” Scrapbook Layout Backgound”
I was searching for a specific “stemplate” and look who I found?! Gorgeous creation, Lain! Love how you colored in parts of the circles, totally gives it a fresh feel. Gonna have to give it a try : )
Aw, Connie – thank you! 🙂