Want to create a simple black and white scrapbook layout, that’s heavy on the texture and draws attention to your photo? Well, that’s what I’m going to create – so join me in having a play, whip out those sprays, reach for your embossing powders and have your embellishments at the ready. Today I’m creating a layout using minimal color, Black, White and a touch of Gold (vintage, bright and matt) and the sparkle for this project (because you know it has to have some sparkle if it’s me!) is coming from metals (embellishments and embossing powders), shiny beads and my much loved Lindy’s sprays.
To Create this Layout
Begin by spraying, splashing and splattering Lindy’s spray Sidewalk Chalk onto a piece of 12 x 12 black card. Add a total of 3 layers, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next – this results in more opaque whites and more interest to your background. Don’t you love how you can use the chalk based Fabios over darker colors – I sure do.
Flick a little Bombshell Black and Grab a Guy Gold onto the black card. Spray some cheesecloth or gauze with Bombshell Black and dry with a heat gun, then use Asphalt Texture Paste to add both texture and a little visual interest. You might like to add a hint of stamping as well.
Once the background is dry it’s time to emboss some chipboard embellishments in Obviously Black, Purely White and Caesars’ Gold, my absolute favourite 3 embossing powders. The color of the Caesar’s Gold is just stunning and it covers really well over pretty much anything.
Attach your photo and add the final touches – perhaps some brass embellishments.
A few beads or glitter …
A little twine to frame the photo.
Then step back, walk away – grab a coffee, tea, water and come back and see if it needs anything more – resist the urge to add extra colors.
If you feel it needs a little something extra, play with texture, shiny or matt elements even patterns – but stick to your chosen colors. For example, instead of embossing your chipboard phrase, try spraying with a matt spray like Sidewalk Chalk for a similar color, but slightly different effect.
- Sprays: Sidewalk Chalk, Bombshell Black and Grab a Guy Gold
Embossing Powder: Obviously Black, Purely White and Caesars’ Gold
- Prima: Art Ingredients – Glass Beads (Zinc), Flower and Leaf, Faber Castell: Asphalt Texture Paste , Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Hearts, Assorted Moonshine Sequins, Cheesecloth, Art Glitter, Stamps, 12 x 12 Card – Black and Kraft and White Twine