Today’s feature layout on the blog is a bright spring vacation project created by Patti (with the recent weather, I think most of us are wishing we were on vacation too!!!)!
Patti matched her[ pages by giving them the same backgrounds- she used the same patterned papers and layouts, and used die cuts of a USA map and airplanes to add some shape and layering.
Patti also used Distress Oxides to add the bright water-colour effect to her flower die-cut. The style fits perfectly with the mixed-media style of the paper line!
For this effect, I personally prefer the Distress Oxides, because the colours show up brighter and don’t tend to get as messy as the Distress Inks. The new spray style Distress Oxides also make this technique super quick and easy! To get the effect above, you can first use a blending tool to add your base colours (orange, yellow, and green) from the ink pads. Let it dry, and then use the oxide sprays (red and green) on top to give the splattered look.
Here’s a close up of the flower die-cut on the other page:
I also love how patty has positioned her USA map frame die in this layout:
By having the frame over top of one of the photos but under the other, she adds an illusion of dimension without making her page too bulky (tip for everyone who like to keep their albums thin!!!).
Everyone keep warm! And I hope you can all give the distress oxide technique a go. If you have any questions, you can always contact us over social media or pop in at the store. Have a great week!