Monday, September 20, 2010

Photo Tutorial: Creating a Doily Banner/Bunting

As promised, here is the photo tutorial for this layout I highlighted on Friday.

  The doily banner was created with a stamped image.

Here's how I made them. The stamp was a circular doily design.
Then I used these products to color my images:
This was the first time I had used the Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and I really liked the overall look!
It is very shimmery with flakes of glitter in it too, and the overall consistency was just like a glaze and it turned out very shiny. I used a paint brush to apply it to my stamped images, or you could use a cotton ball.
I did let the glaze dry a little bit and then I wiped off the image with a baby wipe to remove the glaze color from my embossed images. Here's what the orange and blue colors looked like when finished.

To create the red doily, I used an inkpad directly onto the cardstock.
Once I finished coloring my images, I coated the images with the chandelier clear glaze. This left them all quite sparkly and gave them all a glazed appearance.
Once they were completely dry, I cut them out with sharp scissors. Then I took each circle doily and lined it up on my paper trimmer so it was centered with a point on the top and bottom that lined up with the cutting groove. This gave me a straight cut with evenly shaped half circles.
For the next step on my layout, I added a punched medallion in red cardstock on top of each half circle doily.
To create this look, I used this punch to cut the medallion border, then used my scissors to trim out several single medallion shapes from the long strip.
On my layout, I layered the stamped doilies and the cut medallions along with some buttons all in a row under my photos. Under the red medallions, I used some crochet lace for more texture.
In the picture above, you can see a narrow strip of red plaid paper. This was also created using a stamp and the same red ink I used for my red doilies. I just lined the stamp up along some white cardstock until I had the images stamped for the entire desired length, then I trimmed around the images and inked the paper edges with some grey ink to distress it a bit.
This plaid paper was used under the photos as a thin strip and again above the photos in a larger piece. I wrote the main quote onto this thin strip and then added the rest of my journaling to the kraft paper background.

I love how the results turned out and the ways I was able to incorporate stamping in my layout!


Audrey Yeager said...

These are fantastic techniques!! I love that doilie stamp and you made me want to buy some of that glaze! Beautiful! TFS!

Dettao said...

I love that doily stamp, too. Thanks for sharing your technique. I also want to use more stamping on my layouts

~Telah said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Joni Parker said...

I have lots of mist, but no glaze...YET!! I think I need to pick some up now!! TFS!!