A peek at my scrapbooking process for my XL layouts.
Good thing I found a shop that sells large acid free CS, they range in different sizes.
I resized my CS according to the size of my frame. Just rough measurements and then cut/trim.
Since I love texture and medium in my LO, I prep my page with a generous amount of gesso using a palette so the gesso will not stay flat on the surface. The uneven coat adds texture.
While waiting for the paint to dry, I "shop" for my materials. Got this idea from Bebang, so I will not be overwhelmed with my stash, I look out out for materials in my stash that I can use and put them on my tray. I try to stick with them through the whole process. It helps in maximizing your stash and organizing ideas as well.
Since this LO has an empty frame, I have to use a sample photo to help me with my rough draft.
Then I transfer them to the actual page. This is the time I think of where I should concentrate on adding mediums like texture paint, mist, stamp or water colors etc.
And then it's done!
|I love lots of embellies and layers in my LO, even a strip of washi could add depth to an LO|
|Adding mat to cutouts defines the shape|
|watercolor and a drizzle of stickles|
This is gonna be my last XL for the year as I venture to my Project:Handmade Christmas gifts.
I'm nervous and excited with this project, wish me luck!