Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's All About Making it Work: Customize It


Hey there!
Today I'll be sharing with you my very first tutorial for Authentique Paper using  my layout for the Authentique Paper Sketch Challenge. Hope you enjoy.


While creating this layout I really wanted an orange set of letters to go on my banner for this layout...unfortunately... I did not HAVE an orange set of letters. I did, however, have these pink letters and they were felt...yippee. So, what's a girl to do?!??! Why, customize!
So I got out my inking tools and went to work. I first tried spritzing with glimmer mists, to watery, hardly any color. Then I tried alcohol inks, TOO concentrated and didn't spread. Then I turned to my old standby SU ink refill. PERFECT (Does anyone else feel like they're reading a poor rendition of the three little bears?)
I dried them a bit on my craft mat and then some more when I had put them in place.
Here's the finished/dried letters. I like the variegation that the inking adds. You can do this with any type of letter from paper to foam...GO FOR IT!
Have a super day and don't forget to make some time to create.


SUPPLIES:
Glowing: Cream Gingham
Blissful: Petite Type Square
Splendid: Brilliance Back
Splendid: Headlines Back for corners
Splendid: Diction
Splendid: Tabloids
Blissful: Tabloids underneath the name "aaron"
Blissful: Prosperity paper for ruler
Glowing: Petite Circle type for "back to"
Architectural Trace paper for box pleated ruffle
Making Memories: Pitter Patter letters for "school"
Fiskars: Cloud Punch
Fiskars: Upper Crest Border Punch
The Paper Studio: Wood Grain Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up: "Original" Stamp from Office Accouterments and Label Punch, Close to Cocoa Ink

4 comments:

  1. Ha! This post made me laugh. I just made my first layout with Authenique paper and I am in love with it. I found it at my local Archiver's but in limited quantity. I sure hope they start carrying more soon. Sabrina @ sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com

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  2. You totally crack me up! I wish that I could get this line of paper locally - I would have to order online or travel 40 miles. Maybe I should just go ahead and travel the 40 miles - and then show my local scrapbook supplier what I really really want!

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  3. Cute! I love the way you made it work!

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  4. this is so great! i have lots of letters that often don't match what i want color-wise.

    thanks for doing the hard part goldilocks!

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