Monday, 28 March 2016

Using up the ephemera in your stash

One of the things we all seem to have left over in our scrap booking supplies is plenty of ephemera.... in fact lots of it. I thought that it was time to start trying to use up some of the bits of pieces that I have. 

For this lay out I started by finding all the bits and pieces that had a similar pictorial theme that I wanted e.g. a slightly antique rustic look in golds, goldy-greens, browns and rust colours. I also found some dusty attic chipboard that once a gain I had sitting in my supplies.

A picture in Gold

To help tie it all together I added some gold powders where I had used stencils and Tim Holtz crackle distress inks in  Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint to create crackle drips. Finally I used some Tim Holtzs distress stains and added some drips by taking the top of and using a paint brush made some random drips.

To add the slightly grungy look I used Finnabair word stamps and with a black water colour pencil to trace around the stamped words and the ephemera that needed to stand out more.