For fabric and trim week in The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide, I decided to play around with some sticky back canvas. I bought my first pack just for this class and I figure it's about time I use it! This stuff has so many possibilities! Love that!
I have a vision of dimensional chevrons here. Not sure where or why I thought this up...perhaps one night while half asleep? So, with some washi tape and modeling paste at my ready, it's time to jump right on in!No measuring, no cutting...just peel, tear, and place:
There we have it!
Let's get messy....
After smooshing and smearing, the taped area is covered with paste. Now for the hardest part...waiting for it to dry overnight!
OK, all dry and back to it! Let's see what we have here:
I have my photos placed, journaling pocket adhered, and patterned paper stitched down:
I like it! Now for some balance on the top...
I want to bring in some red to play off the blue, so out comes a strip of My Mind's Eye and the cover from an Amy Tan Daybook. Hooray! They have red and blue. Perfection!
Oh yes...it's workin' for me. I like how the kraft ties in the wood beams in the photos. It's like I planned it or something...HA!
Since it seems to work so well, let's add a bit more of that kraft and stitch it on:
OK, should I dress up the chevrons or leave them be? I am not sure. Time to play around with some things on a scrap of canvas. I have various pens, some mist, and some stain to experiment with:
Alrighty... From left to right, we have: the broad tip of my platinum Zig Pen, the fine tip of the same Zig Pen, a brown Le Pen, a painted line of Mister Huey Clay, some Antique Linen Distress Stain, and a bit of Gold Distress Stickles.
Hmmmmmm.... They are all a bit harsh, but I really want to do just a little something....perhaps the fine line of Zig will do the trick?
Yes, indeedy! I like it!
Oh, now - look what just came in the mail :) Maybe a touch of Ormolu would be nice?
Now that's fun! I have never used flair before....
The journaling is added to the tag in the pocket. I am working on an album for my parents about a studio they recently built in their backyard. This is a note written by my dad explaining why he wanted to do this for my mom. It's very sweet :)
And now, for a title:
There Has Always Been A STUDIO....
All stitched on:
Remember the gold stickles? I think they need to get on here somewhere! Right next to a bit of twine:
And here we have it! As you can see, the flair ended up getting replaced with some fun wood accents. I felt like it distracted from the title. So, I still have yet to use flair! Maybe next time :)
Love the dimension of the chevrons!
Are you wondering how that pocket is practical in the album? I just cut a little slit in the page protector so the tag can easily be pulled out:There it is, in it's rightful home!
I do love the chevron trend and this was a super fun way to play with it! I even had a little surprise the evening I was waiting for the modeling paste to dry... turns out Paper Issues is doing chevrons now too! I was thrilled to see that this worked out and I could play along with their link-up. Do you have a layout with chevrons? Hop on over to Paper Issues and link up with me too!
Thanks for stopping by! See you next time :)