Hey there Crafty friends!! I am sharing a scrapbook layout I created to document my son turning 11…not necessarily a birthday page, but just a casual selfie that captured my feelings.
I used the two 12x 12 stencils below, along with some White Gesso to prep my white cardstock for using watercolor.
This is one of my favorite stencils, but I wanted to make a big impact and not cover up the design I loved so much.
I knew I wanted to use watercolors, so I added a light coat of the Gesso to the a piece of white cardstock, hoping to keep my background from buckling too much under the water.
I used VersaMark and some white embossing powder to heat emboss the stenciled borders of frames and dot to create a border to capture the watercolor with.
Using 4 or 5 colors of blue, turquoise, and purple I painted the darkest under the area I planned to place the photo and lightened up the paint out front that point.
While the paint dried, I used the two ‘Distressed’ circle stencils and inked the shapes onto vellum.
I layered the vellum circles under the photo combined with a few black foam phrase stickers.
The quote that kept coming to mind with this photo was this quote from Shel Silverstein in the classic book, ‘The Giving Tree.’
I mounted the watercolored background to a piece of black cardstock and wrote the quote within the painted frames and stamped the date.
Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today! I hope this inspires you to create a background for any kind of project, using your stencils!
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