Hi Colour Blast fans
It's Louise with you on the blog today.
I've got a fun reverse cut file technique with a little bit of mixed media thrown in to share with you.
Here is my finished layout.
For this page I've used the following
Colour Spray Carribean
Colour Shimmer Spray Envy
Firstly, at the end of this blog post you will find a video link - I'd encourage you to watch it so that you can see how I achieved this reverse cut file.
I'll try and explain it, but it's much easier to watch ...
After you have cut out your cut file - leave the remaining pieces on the sticky mat.
Add glue to the left over cut file pieces and then place a piece of 12x12 paper/cardstock over the glue.
Allow to dry overnight and then peel all the pieces off the mat.
You are left with the reverse cut file - so cool!
I've given my page a coat of clear gesso.
Then in each square I'm going to use a paint brush to add Colour Spray Carribean, Colour Shimmer Spray Envy and Colour Shimmer Cube Deep Water.
Using my stamp block, I then pressed the colour to smudge it around.
Add as much or as little colour as you desire.
I allow my colour to dry naturally overnight - but a heat gun works also.
Once dry, I used black pen to draw around the cut file.
I felt like the background still need a little something, so I added some Black Heavy Gesso through a stencil using a sponge.
Finally, I chose some papers, stickers and elements to enhance my photos.
I just love how you can really see the layers in the page:
paper, mixed media, paper, photo.