VIDEO: Background Disasters! // 12x12 Layout Share - Spring Wishes

July 02, 2016

Happy July! It's time for another process video! However this one has some major issues. When you watch the video, I try my hand at a super intense mixed media background involving paints, pastes, and glitter. Let's just say it doesn't go well. It turned out okay, but definitely now what I wanted for this layout. I hope you enjoy my bloopers and how the final layout comes out!

So this is how the layout ended up turning out - minimal mixed media compared to the tragic mixed media scene you will see in the video below. I used some polka dot purple paper from Target as my background mat and then some kraft cardstock as the base. You'll see how I create my photo layers in the video, but those papers are from Basic Grey - Wisteria and some tissue paper. I'll review the embellishments underneath the video, but enjoy my little disaster of a background.

Wasn't that disaster beautiful?! It was a good idea in theory, but the glitter really did me over. Lesson learned! Do you try to use glitter on layouts? It seems like dangerous territory, but I tried it anyway. I liked the way the layout ended up coming out at least! I'll keep the other background for future use, maybe.

The mixed media portion of this layout used my Heidi Swapp dot stencil and my gesso - because I can't afford modeling paste. This adorable wood veener is from Michael's and I'm glad I finally got to use it. I'm really into the look of wood veneers, so fresh. I used some of these adorable green felt pieces from Oriental Trading to boost it up.

I almost forgot that I added some gold Heidi Swapp color shine to my background too! That stuff is beautiful. I used a bunch of those felt pieces on this layout. I have them in some other colors, but I'm making my way through them! It's about bashing your stash this month ladies! I'm hoping to make a record setting number of layouts since I can't purchase anything, my own personal spending freeze.

To finish off this lovely spring layout I used a bunch of random gems and jewels as well as some Tim Holtz tiny word stickers. The photo on this layout is of one of my beloved kittens that loves to go on walks! I snapped this adorable photo of her in front of our hydrangea bush and needed to run with this purple and green color scheme. Does anyone remember when I mentioned that I never scrap in purple?! It's been a recurring theme lately, or so it seems. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

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