How to create a masked and misted custom background. :)
A lot of you have asked how I created this masked and misted grid background that I use very often in my layouts. It's actually a plastic grid used for needlepoint [similar to the ones I used for my first banner]. I love that the effect is very subtle but adds a lot of interest, especially when you use a myriad of colours. :) Today I'm sharing a tutorial for how I created this masked and misted custom background for my layout.
1. I start by laying pieces on white cardstock to form a rough layout... [you can use a sketch as a guide]. I really wanted to use the bold pink cardboard [packaging material] so I pulled pieces of scrap paper that matched that colour.
2. Then I remove the pieces and lay my plastic grid on the white cardstock.
3. Using the colours from the scrap pieces as a guide, I start randomly misting the grid.
4. And this is what I get when I remove the grid mask...a beautiful array of colours! :)
5. Then I put the main pieces back and start embellishing!
This is how I create a masked and misted custom background. What do you think? So totally doable right? :)
Supplies: American Crafts and Pebbles patterned papers, American Crafts felt thickers, badge and brads, SRM sticker, Sam and Lucy stickers, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Crate Paper sticker and chipboard, Maya mists and stamp, buttons.
P/s: Come play along with my guest Annette's colouring and paper piecing challenge!:)