In this layout I layered and clustered. I used pops of the teal color on the background of those beautiful autumn colors. The color inspiration came from Prima and their Nov Product Picks. You should head on over and take a look!!
I tried a couple new techniques in this layout. First I created the faux metal frame with glue and paint (tut to come in a sec) and also altered the chipboard letters with paint and glass beads.
Faux Metal Tutorial1) Supplies - tacky glue, chipboard, brown acrylic paint, gold acrylic paint, and paint brush.
2) apply liberal amounts of glue to your chipboard. Make sure it is clumpy and has some peaks and valleys to give it lots of texture. Let dry completely.
3) Paint over dry glued chipboard with brown paint (should be a darker brown that the gold paint). Make sure it is in all the nooks and crannies. Let dry completely.
4) Paint lightly over brown paint with gold paint. Let some of the brown show through to give it low lights. Use a paper towel to blot some of the paint off. Let dry and your are done!!
I hope you can try this some time, it is really easy and has wonderful results!!
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