Saturday, January 5, 2013

Flying Unicorn January Kit Build a Page Tutorial

HI everyone, today I have a BAP Pictorial with the FlyingUnicorn January KOM to share with you. I have included lots of steps along the way to share how I have created this.

Step 1:
Choose some coordinating papers from the kit. I have also included that yummy corrugated board to work with.

 Step 2:
Trim the top sheet, I have made it about 11 ¼ x 11 ¼ . Distress edges on top and bottom sheets. On the top sheet I have used some Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.

 Step 3:
Glue the two sheets together.

 Step 4:
Tear the corrugated board by hand, a piece just a bit bigger than your photo.

 Step 5:
From one of the coordinating papers tear by hand a piece larger than the torn corrugated board piece. Use the same Vintage Photo Distress Ink and do the edges.

 Step 6:
Just lay these pieces on the layout until you like the placement of them. Do not attach yet.

 Step 7:
With a pencil, mark where the photos will be placed later on.

 Step 8:
I have used some molding paste and a Prima Mask to add some texture around where the photo will be placed.

 Step 9:
Here you can see I have used the mask all around where the photo will go. Dry with a heat tool or air dry.

 Step 10:
Spray some Tattered Angels Coffee Shop Glimmer mists where the masking is.

 Step 11:
I have taken a tea bag and let it steep strong in just a bit of hot water. Lay that tea bag on your layout, you want it farily wet.

 Step 12:
Lay some scrap paper on top of the tea bag.

 Step 13:
Use your fist and hit down on tea bag. Not too hard. This will leave a great splat on the paper. I have only done one splat because I broke the tea bag LOL! But sometimes I will get it a big wet and do it again.

 Step 14:
Use a heat tool to dry the splat or air dry.

 Step 15:
Pick your embellishments. I will use the Fabscraps chippy butterflies, the Prima Vine and I have fussy cut the bird element from the Packaging in the kit.

 Step 16:
Lay everything out and when you like the placement, use glue and pops ups to add to your layout. I have also added in a sentiment that I had in my stash.

 I hope that you enjoyed my BAP and I hope that you give it all a try. Please share if you try it out! Stop by the Flying Unicorn store to stock up on all your scrappy supplies!


Linda Pekrul said...

Well, never, never would I have guessed that you got that beautiful splatter effect by pounding on a tea bag. LOL. This is so beautiful. I really love this one!

Bella said...

Thanks for the awesome tut. I loved seeing all the layers happen.

Heather Jacob said...

so fabulous Shona .. this is the best tutorial .. TFS .. big hugz x

Ira Huberts said...

Wow, what a fab page Shona and such a great tutorial, too! It's totally wonderful to see you at work like this. Great collage!

Margyz Paper Games said...

Lovely layout and a wonderful tutorial. Loved seeing how this all went together. Thank you so much for sharing. ox Marg

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Tone K. said...

What a beautiful page and a great tutorial. Thanks a lot :)
So fun to see how a LO starts and ends :)
I love your distressing and details :)

Wish you a happy Sunday :)

Di Garling said...

Exquisite page Shona & great little tutorial too. Thanks for sharing. Di xo

Sandi Smith said...

Stunning layout and I will definitely be hitting some teabags!Love the new blog!!!

Karen Shady said...

wonderful Shona... such a stunning LO, and thanks so much for sharing all your great tips xx

joyce said...

This one goes right to the top of favs from you Shona! I love how your eye focuses right on the picture. Great composition.

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a gorgeous page! I have wanted to try the teabag trick but haven't worked up the courage yet .. but soon! Love the little birdie!

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty Shona and I like your new blog header!

Lizzyc said...

Wow such a beautiful layout Shona, and thanks for sharing your step by step, the end result is amazing!

caroleanne wright said...

Hi Shona, I cant believe that was a teabag you used!!! Fab layout and great tut. Congrats on being the Dusty Attic Guest Designer too. Have a great day. BFN

Tracey Sabella said...

Stunning page, Shona!! Love the effect of the tea bag splat!! Thanks for the BAP!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Fern said...

Beautiful layout, Shona!!!! Love your step by step tut!! Hugs!!

Eila Sandberg said...

*giggling* can see you banging on that tea bag - really such a fab effect, would never have guessed! thanks a bunch for the tut, loved it and your page! Beautiful work sweetie! xoxo