Resource - Tutorial: Specialty Papers / Overlays
Specialty papers, specifically overlays, are a fun way to switch up the way you are scrapping. I love to reach for them when I feel like I am in a bit of a rut or want to scrap fast.
1."Holes" uses LAYERING with the overlay.
a)First, cut strips of patterned papers and ink the edges. Adhere them to the border of the background cardstock.
b)Place your photo with inked edges in the middle of the page.
c) Place the over lay over the cardstock. Place a few glue dots between the over lay and the paper in places where you will cover them later with circles.
d)Hand cut 14 to 15 circles, ink the edges and place them on top of the overlay and obscuring any glue dots you can see.
e) Add sticker letters and bookplate over the overlay.
f) Add journaling strips and a few brads to hold everything securely in place.
2."Pink Foam Curlers" uses CUT PIECES of an overlay. I like using them, but overlays can do dictate where photos will go on a page. To take some of the fun of an overlay and mix it with your own design, cut the overlay up.
a) Cut the frame out on the overlay. Set the rest of the overlay aside.
b) Place the frame onto the castle paper. Place photo on the page. Now that you can see where everything will go on the page, use your sticker letters to hold down the overlay frame as you spell out your title.
c) Add the Jolees flowers and the Westrim jewels.
d) Add the rub ons for the year.
e) Using a Pigment Pro Pen .8, take a straight edge and draw in the lines to journal on. Then journal.
3. "flower" uses STITCHING on a specialty paper such as the clear frames from My Mind's Eye. I simply stitched the vellum and fiber paper to the clear windo with my sewing machine. I will use this later on a lo or as a card with a gift.
4. "DNA" uses PAINT on the back of an overlay>
a) Flip the Autumn Leaves Explorer Doodlay over to the back. Using Heidi Swapp white paint, paint in the ship and other doodles on the page. No, I am not left handed...I was just posing:)
b)Once dry, Cut a piece of graph paper or chart paper a little larger than the circle on the doodlay. Adhere it to the background patterned paper. Add the sticker letters for the title and the journaling.
c) Using the gapher's tape and some staples, secure the lower sides of the doodelya to the paper. This will leave the top still openable to slip in a photo and yest secure enough to move around.
d) Glue stars and add the epoxy stickers for the date.
e) And it is pretty much done....overlays make it easy to do a quick page.
e) The photo...did you notice I left that out? My son is working on a model of DNA and we are not to a stage yet where I can take a picture. But when we are....all I have to do is slip it in place inside the square. You can't rush a scientist...or so I am told:)
Overlays and clear papers are easy to work with. Have fun!
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