Other Products: Distress inks: Evergreen bough, Chipped sapphire, Jet-black archival ink, Aquarelle paper 170gm, Creative Embellishments words Play and Fun, Inking tool, Gold half pearls, Gesso, Hot glue gun, Cardboard, Paper sanding tool, Stardust stickles, Double sided tape
Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.
Instructions: Click here for a closeup view of this layout. This is a 15 1/2 x 15 1/2" ( 30 cm x 30 cm ) layout. The photo used measures 2 12/16" x 2 12/16". (7 cm x 7 cm) Start constructing the LO by finding the blue / green boarded design paper from the Tropical Paradise collection, cut this in half so the border will become the center of the page. Ink all edges with both distress ins. First the evergreen bough, second the chipped sapphire. Adhere cardboard to the back. Trim the photo to size and back with cardboard. Sand the edges of the photo to let the white of the photo paper show, giving a distressed look. Find the green colored design paper from the collection and make a matting about a 1/4" (5 mm ) larger than the photo on all sides. Back this also with cardboard. Ink the edges. Adhere the layers together. Add another two smaller layers of cardboard to the back to raise this from the page. Adhere to the upper center of the LO base.
Taking the green, blue / grey and the orange / yellow design paper from the collection stamp the leaves with the black archival ink ( 13 leaf and sprigs, 13 ferns ) and flowers, ( 8 med large and 10 med small sizes ). Shape and adhere the flowers together. To prepare the Creative embellishment words Play and Fun, first add a few layers of gesso then add stickles to bling the words. Leave to dry. Arrange all the flowers and leaves and adhere to secure in their place. Adhere the words to the LO. To finish add the half gold pearls to the flower centers and add stickles.