Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here, and I'm up on the blog today to share with you some inspiration for our current monthly challenge which is "Anything Summer". With this month's challenge in mind, I created an ocean inspired layout featuring a variety of ocean inspired chipboard pieces. I will share with you below how I transformed my chipboard pieces into perfect additions for my ocean layout.
To start, you'll want to trim the woodgrain paper down to 11 1/2" x 11 1/2". Once the paper is trimmed, place the small holes stencil in the top right corner and place a thin layer of texture paste through it with a palette knife. Pull the stencil up and continue to move it down the paper until you reach the bottom left hand corner. Make sure that each time the stencil is laid down, that it's a thin layer of Texture Paste going through it, that way it will take less time to dry. Set paper aside to dry.
After the texture paste has been stenciled on to the patterned paper, you'll want to pull out six mini anchors, the shell from the Ocean Mix 1 and the other shell from the Ocean Mix 2. Spray all the chipboard pieces with Worn Leather Color Bloom spray, once they have been sprayed, dry them with a heat tool. Once the chipboard pieces are dry, apply a thin coat of Glossy Accents to the 6 mini anchors. Set chipboard pieces aside to dry.
Next, you'll want to cut apart five sea horses from the Mini Ocean Set, the starfish from the Ocean Mix 1 and the starfish from the Ocean Mix 2. Spray all of the chipboard pieces with Soft Teal Color Bloom spray, once they have been sprayed, dry them with a heat tool. Once the chipboard pieces are dry, apply a thin coat of Glossy Accents to the five seahorses. Set chipboard pieces aside to dry.
After the previous chipboard pieces have been coloured, you'll want to cut apart three dolphins and five starfish from the Mini Ocean Set. Spray all the chipboard pieces with Cobalt Color Bloom Spray, once they have been sprayed, dry them with a heat tool. Once the chipboard pieces are dry, apply a thin coat of Glossy Accents to the dolphins and starfish. Set chipboard pieces aside to dry.
The last chipboard piece you'll work on is the Adventure Word. For the adventure word, apply a thin layer of white gesso over top, that way some of the chipboard shows through. After the gesso has dried, with a blending tool, lightly apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink over top of the word.
Once the Glossy Accents has dried on the chipboard pieces it's time to start assembling your layout. Before adhering the patterned paper together, make sure to edge distress the edges with a distressor and ink the edges, including the photo mat, with a blending tool using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Once the papers have been distressed and inked, they can be adhered together, making sure the stencil piece is on top. Cut a piece of decorative netting and adhere with Glue Dots, however you'd like on the patterned paper with the stenciling on it. Now that the netting is down, adhere you photo in the upper right hand corner, make sure to leave room for the chipboard embellishments around it. Place foam squares on the back of the adventure word and place on the bottom right hand side of the photo.
In the top right hand corner of the photo mat, you'll want to place and adhere the two large starfish, three mini anchors, two small starfish, one dolphin, three seahorses and three rocks as desired. When I adhered the chipboard pieces and rocks, I used Glue Dots.
In the bottom left hand corner of the photo mat, you'll want to place and adhere the two large shells, three small starfish, two dolphins, two seahorses, three mini anchors and two rocks as desired. When I adhered the chipboard pieces and rocks, I used Glue Dots.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Products Used:
Other Products Used:
- Prima Marketing: White Heavy Gesso, Colour Bloom Spray - Worn Leather, Cobalt and Soft Teal. Frank Garcia - French Riveria Paper: Respirer l'air de la Mer, Journees De Reves et Aventures, Juste Toi, Moi et le Bleu Profond de la Mer
- Ranger Ink: Texture Paste and Glossy Accents
- Ranger Ink/Dina Wakley: Palette Knife and Paint Brush
- Ranger Ink/Dylusions: Holes Small Stencil
- Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
- Misc: Rocks and Decorative Netting
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Until Next Time!