Todays tip is to try a new technique, play and experiment! Sometimes all you need to get those creative juices flowing is to try something new with no care about whether it will work or not.
When I want to play, I often experiment with backgrounds. There is so much that you can do to create amazing backgrounds for your layouts. Here are just a few ideas:
- Use paint – splatter it, brush it, dab it
- Play with stencils
- Use things from around the house – a ball of plastic wrap; coffee filters; bubble wrap – think outside the box
- Try a mixed media technique or two
- Ink to paper
- Tear or crumple card stock or patterned paper
I’m sure there are dozens of other things to try, these are just a few.
With it being the week before school and my sons 16th birthday, things are a bit crazy in the Roth household. So for todays inspiration we are revisiting a couple layouts that I’ve shared in the past.
For this first layout I experimented with some inks and bubble wrap for the background. I took my soft suede ink pad and rubbed it across a piece of bubble wrap. Then spritzed it with some water and placed a piece of whisper white card stock on top. I love the way it turned out!
This second layout has some custom coloured paint brush strokes on the background. I mixed an ink refill with some white acrylic paint to create colours that are close to SU’s colours and then brushed them onto the background. I also added some stitching through the hearts.
Both of these layouts include things I don’t normally do on my scrapbook pages but I love how they turned out and it was fun to play.
Have a creative day!