Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Celebrating the Last of Summer With a Corrugated Board Technique

Hello! It's Amy here today, and I am so happy to share a favorite technique of mine in a video tutorial, and to give you a look at a layout I created using this technique!

As summer reaches its end for us here in Kansas, I wanted to review the celebration of fun we had at the beginning of the summer, visiting family in Minnesota. While we were there, we enjoyed several trips to their clear, beautiful lakes. My daughters all love the water so much, mostly because I am a water lover myself, and had them in the water right away, when they were tiny babies. My oldest daughter is now in her senior year (where did the time go?) and I'm getting nostalgic about everything. Of course, when seeing the picture below of her so happy in the lake, I remembered back to how she would amaze everyone at the swimming pool, by diving in the water, and swimming like a little dolphin, as early as 2 1/2 or 3 years old. No matter if she's an adult or not, she'll always be my "water baby." So, I created this layout around this theme.

Here is the video of the technique used to created the colorful, airbrushed look on the Zutter corrugated board:

And as seen in the video, here are some of the details on the page:

 I got the fabulous idea to create "water" with mist and layers, from a beautiful layout created by Jennifer Priest. You can see it HERE (it's a must see).  I changed it up a bit, by using cheesecloth, and spraying it with many colors and layers of mist, and then shaping it using decoupage paste and Krystal Kote (in Matte) by Helmar.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by the Zutter Zisters blog today, and for checking out my technique and layout! I hope as summer's celebration winds down, you will find fun photos of your summer activities that you can create a beautiful background with too, using this technique!
Other supplies used: 
Patterned Paper: Every Day is a Holiday; Foreign Text Paper/Punchinella/Teal Ribbon/Feather Fibers: Gauche Alchemy; Flowers: Prima, Recollections, Bazzill, Webster's Pages; Crocheted Trim, Hydrangea Hippo; Wooden Alphas: Pink Paislee; Starfish, Dew Drops: The Robin's Nest; Cheesecloth; Ink: Clearsnap, Tattered Angels


Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Gorgeous project Amy! Thanks for the shout out :) I love that you used the cheesecloth--wow!

Jenny Holiday & Aaron said...

Ohh this is fantastic Amy! And we are thrilled to see what you created with Everyday is a Holiday paper! We are honored to be in such great company! Thanks so much!! Happy rest of the Summer!


Nicole Martel said...

Gorgeous layout!

Michelle said...

Amy, words cannot describe how awesome this layout is.

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