|MME "Miss Caroline Collection" Lucky Title|
|MME "On the Bright Side" Yellow Chevron Paper|
Playing off the the overall distressed/painted feel of this month's kit...I thought using some of those acrylic paints I have had sitting in my stash of supplies for YEARS would be a great idea...
Yellow Chevron Paper
I ran across this tutorial last week...and although the chevron pattern won't be an exact replica... I think it will DEFINITELY work with the overall feel of this month's kit!!!
Faux Wooden Sign Title
So I have some REALLY old photo realistic wooden plank paper in my stash...(I'm talking circa 2002, most likely). Well, it works PERFECT to re-create this title embellishment. Here are the directions...
Scrap of Faux Wood Plank Paper
Various Alphabet stamps and/or Phrase stamps
Flower (or other small shape) stamp---like those from the $1 bins
Stamp the phrases/words/titles/images you plan on using on your "wood plank" paper. You can use a variety of colors of acrylic paint rather than ink for this step. The paint will give your stamped images that "distressed" look. To stamp with acrylic paint, I brush the paint lightly on the stamp with a foam brush (rather than dipping the stamp into the paint). I also like to do a test stamp on scrap paper before stamping with paint onto my "good" paper.
*You must clean your stamp(s) really well after stamping with paint. I run the stamp under water immediately, before the paint has too long to dry on them).
Cut your stamped title to the desired size, don't forget to add the notches at the ends, to make the cute "banner" type shape!
*I also added the "outline" to one tag to make it more legible. The next time I try this, I will use paint colors that contrast more with the paper.