Friday, April 5, 2013

Love, Round the Clock

Hi everyone, Mou here with my very first post for the Sizzix blog!

This layout is about my son and his puppy and the love they share. Let me show you the steps to make it.

die cutting
1. Emboss cream/white/ivory cardstock using Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Measuring Tape. It's okay to use any one color of cardstock. I used different colors because I like to use up my neutral scrap cardstock left over from other projects.

2. Leaving about 2" from top, start attaching the embossed pieces on a kraft cardstock as shown.

3. Stitch to secure all the embossed pieces in place.

4. Apply a thin coat of white acrylic gesso on the embossed area to prepare the surface for coloring. Let dry.

5. Doodle and scribble on the primed embossed surface with watercolor pencils. Blend the colors here and there with a wet paint brush.

6. Die cut some embellishments from cardstock using the BIGkick Machine and Originals Die - Heart Lock & Keys and Bigz Die - Weathered Clock.

7. Color the die cut lock and keys, weathered clock and hands using watercolor pencils.

8. Use foam tape to attach the colored die cut weathered clock to the layout.

9. Attach the two hands of the clock with a brad.

10. Tuck the 2" x 3" photo inside the clock.

11. String the colored die cut lock and keys with baker's twine and hang them next to the photo.

12. Add foam tape to die cut shapes to add dimension.

13. Secure the top ends of the baker's twine with staples.

14. Stamp or write your journaling/sentiments at the top and bottom of the page.

15. Color around the stamped area with watercolor pencil and blend with wet paint brush. Highlight some of the words with another color of watercolor pencil to finish.

Thanks for stopping by!


die cutting supplies

Cardstock: Recollections
Stamp: 'Smooch' by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday
Gesso: Golden Mediums
Paints: Aquarelle watercolor pencils, Stamper's Big Brush pen (Black), PITT Artist Pen: Faber Castell Design Memory Craft
Adhesive: Scotch 3M
Thread: Coats & Clark
Brad: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Baker's Twine: October Afternoon (Blue) and Doodlebug Designs (Pink)
Tools: Paint brush

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  1. Fabulous layout! Love the colouring with the watercolour crayons. Sweet photo!

  2. Beautiful layout Mou!! What a sweet picture of your son.

  3. Ms. Mou: So unique. Tks for the mixed media tut. I yearn for these tutorials. You say gesso, I say YEAH!! This blog has the most gifted teachers. Keep up the great work. Tks again. Oh, one more thing....can I have your son and the doggie? I need cute-ness in my life and darling, they are so cute!


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