Designer’s Choice: Layering with Paint

By Jamie Leija

December 28, 2014

Hiya! I have a quick and simple technique to share with you today.

I love patterns and pattered paper. It just might be my most favorite scrapbooking product (no, it definitely is…). But sometimes using all of that pattern on top of other patterns can be distracting and a bit crazy for your eye. 1412Dec-Potluck02
If that’s the case for your page, then do what I did.  And that is: add some white paint or gesso before you layer on the pattern. It helps tone everything down and really makes your layered patterns pop.1412Dec-Potluck03
This page was super simple and quick and easy to make. I painted a few areas and then let them dry. Then, using the same punch, I attacked the mini paper pad in the Favorite Elf add-on. I stitched them down in a row above and below where I knew my photo would go. Then I added the photo + the awesome glittery title + a few of the enamel stars.
The last bit I added was the journaling, and my page was done. In no time at all my page was done. It’s a very simple design, but with the addition of the gesso plus some foam dots, I think it has a lot of depth and texture.

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