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How to create a masked and misted custom background. :)



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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!:)


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29 comments:

Sarabeth said...

this is great! thanks so much for sharing :)

sarabeth

mandysea said...

weeeeeell, that just looks SUPER!! fabulous little tute!! Love your LO - colourful and bright and happy!

Annette said...

I love your custom background...such a fun layout...always love your color combos...

Charlene said...

Super cool technique...I think I might even be able to do this one!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

thanks for the tutorial :)
kisses
Rosana

JulieJ said...

Just love this and all the little details you added.

Laurel said...

This is so pretty, love the banner!

Miae said...

That's a great background..found objects as masks are always cool! Terrific page! Thanks for sharing!

Julie E said...

You make it look so easy!!!

Blossom inch said...

absolutely a stunning page and love the misting, you always have some fun and great ideas to share and thanks for that Yvonne!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! LOVING how you did that background and loving the banner too!

Cindy deRosier said...

I love this! I've officially added it to my "try this" list.

WillieburgScrapper said...

I love how you use those grids- I have them but keep forgetting to incorporate them into my layouts- they do make fantastic masks! LOVE how you layer as well. I'm going to go try this right now- I also really like that tag banner- I wonder if I can make those with my jewelry tag punch? ahh a challenge!

Emily Keaton said...

Yvonne, thanks for the AWESOME misting tip! I have plastic grids like that--what a super tool to use. :)

Romina Nahata said...

Fabbie it is !! Gonna go hunting for a grid now !!

Hussena said...

thank you so much for the tip..i love your misted BG and always wondered how you got that checks pattern...now i know:)
your layout is beautiful i like those cute banners and the felt sentiment...so cute:)

Chunyuan said...

love the misted background. It is so pretty.

Dora said...

TFS! I love this lo and love your misting work!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Thanks for the tute Yvonne... This layout is so pretty!!! I really heart this one... Awesome... Hugs...xoxo

Christine said...

so pretty and clever! Thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

super fabulous...thanks for sharing your secrets:)

Audrey Pettit said...

Yes, SO do-able. and beautiful, too. Thanks so much for sharing, Yvonne!

Sherry Eckblad said...

absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Now I need to go to the craft store and pick up a piece of that plastic so I can try this out.

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful Yvonne! Yup I've noticed that mask of yours a lot and it is so subtle and pretty. I actually have some mesh somewhere that you've inspired me to find now!!

Lea said...

Absolutely love this! Definitely something I think I'm going to try!!!

Alice Wertz said...

so clever! now i'll have to get one of those mash, too! thanks for sharing, Yvonne! very pretty layout, too. love the happy springy colors!

sandi said...

Wow! Fabulous! Love how you did the background. The entire lo is awesome!

Sharon said...

Yvonne, thank you SO MUCH for the tutorial! I love how you made your custom background - it looks amazing! As does your entire page!

RiNNE said...

Amazing page! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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