However, I've decided to do a few each month since I do have four boys of my own...and a few of the boys don't particularly want flowers on their pages anymore. hehe.
Once I got going it really wasn't as hard as I thought....with all of the new masks, stamps, sprays, metal pieces, tapes, etc., out on the market it was MUCH much easier, and so MUCH fun!
So here's a page about Brayden, my 16 year old. He hates to pose for pics, but he cooperated this day for my sweet friend and photog, Sarah G!
I started by using gesso and some of the new Prima stencils by Donna Downey for a lumpy, textured background. LOVE how it almost looks like "building construction" is going on with that technique. Anyone else see that?
Then I started stamping and adding pieces of paper and washi tape...just to build a few layers up and make it grungier. HINT: let that gesso dry ALL the way before you stamp. For you impatient people (like me) you will be grateful you did! And use a permanent ink (Archival by Ranger) for stamping on glossy surfaces (like a photo.)
I also cut up some triangles from scrap paper and just added them on with a foam square. Stick them where you want people to look: the photo, the title, etc.
Of course Ingvild Bolme's Tiny Junkyard Findings can be used for masculine pages. What a perfect way to add strength and stability to a theme.
I LOVE those new linen-like alphas by Prima too...but I like to stitch through them.
I HATE finding layouts that are a few years old and one lousy letter is missing. What in the world do you do? So I am stitching through as many as possible now to really get them down! haha.
Then I added some metal pieces by Ingvild and Finnabair. LOVE those metal pieces! Finish off the piece with a few drops of a color spray. Don't spray it...just open the bottle up and drop some splotches form the tube! (Cover your photo first with scratch paper.)
- 922375, 922351 DD Art Stencil
- 891671, 891633 Tiny Junkyard Findings
- 562861, 562908 Alphas
- 890995, 891003, 891015 Comfort Craft Chalk Fluid Edgers
- 960353, 960261 Mechanicals by Finnabair
- 960124 Clear Stamp- Sunrise, Sunset
- 564377 Washi Tape Stamp
- 563042 Clear Stamp-Engraver
- 564896 Lifetime Washi Tape
- Star Punch
- Ranger Archival Black & Brown Ink
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- Color Shine: BlackVelvet
- Glimmer Mist: Dark Denim
- Fabri-Tac by Beacon