These pictures were taken during a stop on our Spring Break Cruise in 2010 to San Juan Puerto Rico. The walls, windows and doorways of this old fort made the perfect background for photos. The Tin Type Paper Collection had the perfect colors to complement the photos!
I love this bird! It is part of the Bag O' Chips Birds collection. I colored him by using PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I started by inking the belly of the bird with Lemonade. I then inked the rest of the bird with Blue Moon. I added some fabric accents to perch him on!
I made this banner with white muslin that I inked with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Mango Mai Tai. After the banner was assembled, I added a little Mocha Mama around the edges! I added a little denim with copper brads and my banner was complete!
Did you notice the way I matted the main photo? I layered a lot of the darker shades of Tin Type paper for this layout and I wanted something that was a lighter shade for showcasing the photo but white cardstock was too stark. Here is a little trick that I sometimes like to use!
I started by ripping a page out of a really old book. (It really doesn't matter what it says because you won't be able to read it when you are done!) I also picked out 2 coordinating colors of PowderPuff Ink Chalks.
Starting with the lighter color (I used Green with Envy) lightly ink around the edges of the page. There is no need to ink the center of the page since it will be hidden behind the photo.
Next I took the darker shade (Blue Moon) and inked the very edge of the paper applying a little more on the corners.
Once I was done inking the page, I lightly misted it with water.
Once you have it all wrinkled up just the way you like it, it is time to flatten the paper out. This is also a great time to add a few tears and distressing marks along the edges to really give it that aged and distressed look. Allow to dry completely before adhering it to your layout.
This is the same technique I used to make the flowers on this layout. You can find the entire post Here!
I hope you enjoyed my tips! Have a great weekend!
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Quote - Tin Type 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks - Amaretto, Green with Envy, Blue Moon, Mango Mai Tai, Lemonade, Biscotti, Mocha Mama
Chipboard - Bag O' Chips Birds
Other Supplies Used:
Page of book