I have created this layout using the lovely UNCHARTED WATERS collection by Kaisercraft. This collection is gender neutral, making it perfect for all beachy themed photos and projects. I just love this collection with all the shells, beach creatures and boat related items! Since blue is my favourite colour, I love this collection for its colours too and because it is very suitable to co-ordinate in those mixed media effects. I had a bit of fun incorporating a few mixed media techniques in this one, using gesso, KaiserMists, texture paste and stamps!
To create this layout I followed the steps below:
- Take four sheets from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS and your photo. Trim all to 12.5 x 9 cm and firmly distress the edges using PAPER DISTRESSER. Layer each sheet behind each corner of the photo and set aside.
- Trim SHALLOWS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION to 30.5 x 30.5 cm and distress edges. Take some DINA WAKLEY WHITE GESSO 4OZ and mix with some KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML, then paint waves using a wide paint brush where you plan to add your photo.
- Paint some water diluted KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML using a paint brush onto the layout.
- Add more KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML in the same way as the Navy mist. Once dry, use the CLEAR STAMPS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION with KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE to background stamp shells and use KAISERINK PAD – BLUE HAZE to stamp some anchors in the “misted” area.
- Transfer the pattern of BUBBLES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL onto the layout using TEXTURE PASTE.
- Take some hessian ribbon and the bottom strip from SHALLOWS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and glue across the layout at ~7 cm from the bottom for the layout. Foam tape layered photo to the layout, over the ribbon.
- Take some of the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS off-cuts and make two bow bottomed banners, layer them in the top right corner with some hessian ribbon, CHEESECLOTH GAUZE, and a pop-out embellishment from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS. Add some more pop-out embellishments around the photo.
- Cover photo and splatter KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML. Embellish layout with COLLECTABLES – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION, CHEESECLOTH GAUZE, and RHINESTONES – AQUA.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate this layout.
Xx Roxii xX