10.16.2011

Washi Feature--Layout Process

Good morning friends.  Today, I want to share another layout process with you.  This one was in response to a challenge over on Studio Calico by KathyB.  Kathy suggested that we feature Washi tape as the main ingredient on a project.

Well of course, I HAD to play along.  Really, I had no choice in the matter at all.  It was only a matter of time!

I recently snapped some photos of my son dinkin' around on the keyboard so I chose to use them.  A bit of editing and I got them looking like I wanted them.







I had a basic idea for this layout.  I knew that I wanted to create a window in a piece of card-stock and cover the rest of the paper in washi tape.  So I got started with that.  I applied the tape in no particular order.  If I did it again, I'd apply it to the top most and bottom most edges of the window first, wrap is around the edge and then continue layering the rest. I made it work but that would be the easiest way.



I recommend working on a non-stick surface as peeling it off my cutting mat did prove to be a bit challenging.

I had to choose some type of background so I used this paper from Hambly.  However, it is a very thin paper and needed some card-stock to make it strong enough to hold up.  I chose a bright orange piece of card-stock, leaving a thin margin on one side and trimming the Hambly so it would all be 12x12.  I then added a little more Washi over the orange to tone it down a bit.



Next, I created the journaling using my typewriter and a piece of backing from a Studio Calico stamp set.  I love how the ends and beginnings are all uneven.  I snipped the edges with my Pinking Sheers for a bit of texture.



What happened next was a happy accident.  I happened to turn the frame over and discovered that I preferred the back to the front so I went with that.  I also added some droplets of Spray mist to the cardstock. This particular spray mist was October Afternoon Sprinklers which has a different texture.  It's more like paint and takes a little longer to dry so be aware of that.



Next I messed around with the placement for where I'd have this giant piece along with a few beginning accents.



Add some mist to the journaling (wipe it away because it's actually opaque, oops.  Decide I like that look and go with it.)  Place a few more odds and ends such as Elle's studio label, hand cute pennant from SC stamp backing, Basic Grey Basic label sticker, KaiserKraft report card, Amy Tangerine Sticker.



Realize that hands are full of paint/mist!  Like that too, take their portrait. :)



Then I had to think about the title.  Up to that point I'd made no plan or given thought to my title.  I decided I'd like to use the words 'Musically Inclined'.  Musically in larger letters would have been a lot of letters and space so I decided to utilize the Basic Grey label sticker as the foundation for that word.

I wanted to hand color those letters and chose my Basic Grey Micro Mono stickers in white which I then inked with JBS Speckled Egg stamping ink.



I then overstamped that in JBS Weathervane with a music patterned stamp to coordinate with my theme.



It worked.  Finally, add inked wood letters from Pink Paislee with JBS Lemon Drop and adhere to LO using KI Gloo and include a few brads for dimenion.  And here is the final product.







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41 comments:

  1. OMG! That page is ah-maz-ing. Thanks so much for sharing the process, I love seeing how other people work.

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  2. I love your process for creating the page and how you had one plan, but shifted gears. I know it's hard for me to do that sometimes, so glad to see a success story like that.
    This is also a really stunning page. All of the little pieces/details - amazing. They all came together so well. I love it.

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  3. Wow! This is a beautiful layout! Loved the inky fingers!

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  4. wahooooooooo i love this page...
    to start with i loved the window page covered in washi...then when you flipped it over i was like *gasp* Noooooooooo
    then as i read on i realised it worked best....and love how your inky fingers made it onto the layout too...
    as for the typewriter...i am looking at getting one too.....wahoooo cant wait

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  5. What a cool layout... I love it! I love to see your process in creating this layout. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. GORGEOUS!!!
    I love that you shared your creative process. Wondered what the red numbered tape was? Love that!

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  7. Wow I love this, all the layers and colours make it so interesting but it all co-ordinates beautifully. Gorgeous layout. Becky x

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  8. I love that you turned the page over, very cool effect!

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  9. oh my this is just so totally awesome!!!! i lvoe it!!

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  10. Great job!! I have one roll of washi tape~better get some more!!!! love the style!!

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  11. i love this! your happy accident is wonderful!

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  12. Great layout!! I love the washi tape. I need to get my hands on some of that!

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  13. awesome page!! and handsome kidlet.... i need to find some of that tape. love happy accidents.

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  14. That layout is GREAT!! Thanks for sharing how you made that paper with the washi tape. I am learning so many little tips from your site. Keep them coming!

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  15. Love that you found you liked the underside better than the top. I love when things like that happen. I have so been enjoying your blog lately and love that "this" is all blossoming for you (with my perseverance and work). It's fun to watch your success.

    Betsy Gourley

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  16. Great layout. I love that you used the typewriter for your journaling. Where did you get the washi tape?

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  17. Absolutely FABULOUS Ursula!!!
    - April

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  18. OMG! I love this page! And I'm really happy you share your process with us! I'm going to try that washi tape idea...

    Love your project!!

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  19. Love love the process of creating this page. What a great keepsake! TFS!!

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  20. GORGEOUS page, Ursula!!! And thank you so very much for sharing the process and all the pictures.. I {love} the picture of your messy fingers :-)))))
    Sylvia xx

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  21. LOVE this, Ursula! What a great happy accident!

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  22. Fabulous, you've been rockin' the tutorials :)

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  23. This turned out nice! LOVE the tape and the photo of your hands is the best part, looks like mine way too often.

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  24. A happy accident! Love how you inked + stamped the alpha's ... so fun!

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  25. Wow, your layout turned out fabulous! Great job!

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  26. Stunning layout! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. fabulous.. gosh I love washi tape... love your layout.... amazing! hugs xo

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  28. This is beaaaauutttiful! I just love love it! The washi cardstock piece is so genious.

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  29. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love me some washi :)

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  30. Lovely layout.
    I really like your letters with the stamped music notes.

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  31. I so love this page, the use of the back to get it looking super great, and your whole general style! Way to go!

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  32. So much fun to see your creativity at work! Love the final result!

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  33. Love to see the "process". Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Dang girl, you are really talented! what a lovely layout and great use of several techniques! :)

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  35. Love this layout!! It was so great seeing your process! Thank you for taking the time to share that with us!

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  36. This is absolutely fantastic! I love it.

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  37. this is AMAZING. i love the "backside" too...what a happy accident!

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