Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Patterned Paper Tutorial...

Greetings my scrappy friends! It's Wednesday and I'm excited to share my second tutorial from the Project Catwalk Finals. This one is all about how to make the most of your patterned papers. I wrote this specifically for SiSTV, but (of course) it would work with any patterned paper.

Making The Most of Your SiS Patterned Paper

With the beautiful papers included in the SiSTV collections - you don’t need a lot of fancy pre-made embellishments to make a great page! I’m going to share with you some tips I used to make a layout with the SiSTV Romantic Collection papers - and nothing else but a set of alpha stamps and a doodling pen.

Use the images that are already there to make your own embellishments:
Here, I just outlined the flowers on the paper with a black journaling pen and cut them out.

Draw your own images on the papers with a more subtle print, and cut them out:
Turn an image that you don’t need into one you will use:
For my layout, I didn’t need the image of the couch, but I love the black and white vintage pattern, so I drew my own design onto the couch and cut it out!

Put all these ideas together and here’s the page I came up with:

These are just a few simple ideas that can create a lot of variety for your page without having to use anything but your patterned paper!

I hope you enjoy these tips!

Have a super groovy Wednesday and I will see you tomorrow!


JgWM said...

This is beautiful, I love cutting elements from my paper. Sometimes I choose paper and months latered I have not used it. I then start choosing elements out of the paper to use. Thanks for visiting the Next Step Challenge.


Nat said...

great post :)

Marit said...

This is great Michelle, you certainly gave me some new ideas!!! Cutting the couch into a patterned swirl.. never thought of something like that. I have a lot of "picture" paper I don't use.. I will now! Thanks for the tips!

mandysea said...

Oh my my!! Michelle, this is sooooo gorgeous! Great ideas too!! You are so talented girl! I love your work!

Cassie said...

So fabulous!! I love those swirls!!!

kristinak said...

such a great post!
you are so clever and i love how your brain works!

sandra said...

this is awesome! great page :)