On this layout, I wanted to have some clean space and also focus on layering the
I have popped up the photo with some 3D glue dots and layered the title
"Happiness is This" on top of the photo to make it really pop :)
In this photo, you get a glimpse of how I have layered the fussy cut flowers as well.
Here is another example of how I raised up the title chipboard with 3D glue dots which
adds to the attraction and definitely looks much better than lying flat on the paper.
It gives the whole layout a dimensional feel too.
- On the flourishes, they were very lightly dab with distress ink in black soot so that part of the original chipboard still shows.
- On the interlocking grid panel and arrows, they were dabbed generously with distress ink in ripe persimmon. I allow the ink to soak into the chipboard. Another reason why I have directly inked on the raw chipboard is to allow the ink to appear in a darker shade.
- The circle frame was actually from a left over chipboard that was holding the original piece. I dabbed it with distress ink in broken china, add some white speckles and to complete the look, I gently rub on some black gesso with my finger :)
- As for the star chipboards, I have inked them with distress ink in weathered wood, add on some white speckles, and dab on the left over black gesso from my finger.