Friday, June 23, 2017

One Layer Layout

Welcome to June's Artist Team Blog Hop brought to you by Club Scrap. Each month the team presents a themed challenge or technique. The  purpose of the blog hop is to demonstrate the beauty of paper crafts.  Today we'll be showing you ideas for one layer projects. 

If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at Club Scrap. If you're already hopping and linked to me from Tina's Blog, you're in the right spot.
One layer layouts or cards are a little difficult for me. I like to pile things on my layouts.  Mostly because I have a room full of scrapbook stuff. After creating panels and cards with my new oxide inks I thought...why not try it on a layout!

So let's get started.
1. Create an area for your photo "mat" by taping off an area slightly larger than the photo and ink the inside with blue, brown and green. 
2. Add color to the rest of the layout by smooshing blue and green inks on a craft mat, add water and start pressing the paper into the ink.  
3. Dry with a heat gun and repeat the process until you're satisfied.
4. Add drops of water to the paper and let sit a few seconds before heat setting. 
5. Add stamping.  I used the map from Adirondacks but I only partially inked the map trying to avoid major edges and lines. I stamped leaves throughout the inked area stamping the first image on scratch paper and using the second stamping for the layout to give me a softer lighter image.
6. Flick ink on layout using a water brush and ink or gelatos.  
 Club Scrap paper and stamps. Tim Holtz Oxide inks.
Thank you for hoping with us today! Please continue on to see what amazing one-layer project Kelly has created.


  1. Beautiful mix of photo and paper, Lisa.

  2. Perfect background for your photo Lisa! The colors complement your theme so well. Your photo makes me want to skip work and head to the lake!

  3. What a beautiful background for a gorgeous photo. Complements it perfectly.

  4. I soooo love working with water and color - this looks soooo pretty!!!


  5. This needs to immediately be framed and hung in my bathroom. Do you need the address? :)

  6. So pretty! Love the colors! Such a great page for the beautiful photo!
    The Leaf Studio

  7. LOVE! Great technique with the oxides!

  8. Omg I love this LO so much!! What is the straight line stamp you used beneath the picture! I really must try this one layer technique.



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