Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You Two by Sindi Jeffers

Hi everyone! I just stopped by to share this layout I created with my UmWowStudio goodies! I'm also going to share how I created some cool texture on the layered banner pieces.

I love this photo of my husband and little boy. This picture is a couple of years old, so that "little" boy is several inches taller now!

I used some drywall tape and white gesso to get that grungy texture on the chipboard. Here's a quick tutorial on how I did it:

You'll need your layered banner pieces, some gesso, and some drywall tape. I stole the tape from my husband. That's the best way to get drywall tape, of course.

Cover the chipboard with drywall tape. I let the tape go over the edges and stick to the surface under the pieces. This helps them stay in place. Use a paintbrush to cover the chipboard in gesso.

Next, peel off the drywall tape. I peel it while the gesso is still a bit wet. I've found that it sometimes scrapes up the chipboard and is just hard to peel if you let the gesso get too dry.

After the gesso dries, I glue the top pieces onto patterned paper. Then I trim around the edges with my exacto knife. From there, it's just a matter of attaching the top banner piece to the bottom. I like to attach them so that they are slightly askew and the bottom piece shows through a bit.

Here's the end result:
I leave the edges of the chipboard raw. It makes for a grungy, old window kind of look. I also added a few of the diamond confetti pieces in the center of my other paper embellishments.

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  1. I love what you did to the layered banners with the drywall tape and gesso!!!

  2. Loving the layered banners!! I'm going to give this a try myself!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I will definitely have to try what you've done with the layered banners - love it!