Celebrate Today!

Using the concept of a frame or border is a great way to draw your attention in to the center of a scrapbook page, right where you want the focus to be. Design team member, Kim, does this a lot on her layouts… it is so effective, yet so simple too! You’ll notice that lots of times she starts with a patterned paper for the background, and then she adds a smaller second paper (often plain white) on top of that, leaving a nice frame or border around the outside. This time she added a second “frame” on the inside of the white paper, using paint to create it. Details and how to are below. This technique adds lots of visual interest but still draws your eye right to the photo, journaling and cute embellishments, which are the stars of the page! This technique or concept can be used over and over again on your pages and cards and it will look different every time depending on the papers and colors you choose! Try it and let me know how you like it!! I bet you’ll find it’s something you will also come back to again and again since it’s so effective!Hi everyone! I’m here today to share a simple colorful page with you. This one doesn’t require a lot of time except for the drying time. I used just a little paint to add some fun interest to the page and coordinate with the elements in Maggie’s Carousel collection. There’s always a way to add new colors that aren’t necessarily in the collection and I do that a lo,t but for this one I kept everything pretty coordinated.

On my page I created a block using tape around the center of the page and then used some acrylic paints I had sitting around and I just made a few quick brush strokes all around the border. Some crossed over other colors but I tried to keep the brush strokes quick so that the paint wouldn’t mix together too much. You can use this for painting or making little doodles or creating a fun frame to do whatever you want. When it’s all dry then pull the tape off. It’s best to use painters tape so that it won’t rip your paper.

Once it dries, then complete your layout with some of the stickers or alphas from the collection! Happy crafting! Kim

Happy Tuesday!

xoxoxo Maggie

Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Carousel Collection / Acrylic Paints: Here and Here

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