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Be You—Background Tutuorial

Design Team projects DIY general make your own background paper stencils Tips & Tutorials


Laura bio @ scrapbooknerd.com

Hello Nerds!

I apologize for the tardiness for the late blog post. This should have been posted yesterday.

I am here to show you all how I did my background for my layout. It is actually very easy, and very fun!

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Here is what you will need stencil, blending tool, inks of choice, and washi/masking tape.

I used Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks..all colors. But any ink would work.

Also, for the stencil, this is the one I used, but again, any stencil will work.

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I positioned my stencil over my cardstock, and secured it with bits of washi tape, so it wil not move as I am blending over the stencil.

Like so:

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I loaded up one of my tools with desired colored ink, and in a very gentle circular motion, but firm, pressed down on the stencil.

What I like about the Distress Inks is that they blend together so nicely.

I dd not want the entire background covered, so I did about 3/4 of it, some areas darker than others.

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After you have acquired the desired effect, place your pictures and papers onto inked background.

Finish as you would normally do your layout, and there you have it.

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I used Heidi Swapp’s September Skies papers behind my photo, as are the stickers from the same collection also.

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial today. It is super fun, and really easy!

Thank you for letting me share!

Have a great day!


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