Good Morning! Sarah here today to share with you how I made my title on my Silhouette Cameo! I got this idea from an amazing fellow scrapper Missy Whidden! She is such a mixed media guru! I just love all of her layouts! Anyway, she tried this technique on one of her You Tube videos and I thought it was such a great idea I had to try it out!.
It’s a really simple technique, but it works so good! I started out by cutting the title “Everyday Happiness” from the July Exclusive cut files with white cardstock. Now, here’s the technique: Before you take the title off your cutting mat, you do all of your colouring with your mixed media! You can do any technique you’d like, but I used another one of Missy’s techniques, which is using ink on a piece of packaging and just dabbing it randomly around. See how technical these are?! lol It’s awesome though because it’s such a simple thing, with some pretty awesome results! I used Ranger Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio and I just pressed the ink pad onto the packaging then added a small amount of water. Then I folded the packaging in half and smeared it around before I dabbed it onto my cutting mat. You do have to make sure it’s really dry before you peel your letters off the mat, and using some kind of metal spatula really helps it along! Doing it this way is so much easier than taking it off the mat then adding your mixed media though because you don’t have to deal with possibly tearing your paper when it’s wet and you’re getting it all inky!
Once I was done cutting it out and adding it to my layout, I just lined it with a black pen so it would stand out more. I’m really loving the way it turned out!
I snapped this pic of my oldest and youngest sons sleeping together. They have such an amazing bond, it just warms my heart!
I wanted to add a little more interest to my cardstock, so I took a scripty background stamp from my stash and just randomly stamped it on the background without using a block. I find you can make it more random that way and you get away from that square background stamp look.
I’ve had so much fun working with this kit, and I am proud to say this layout was the kit killer! lol I only have scraps left and I’ve got 6 layouts done with it! I love that satisfaction you get when you use up an entire kit! Feels good to put a mini dent in that stash! lol
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you give that technique a try! It’s so fun!