Hello everyone. Denise here. Today is my turn for Dissecting Design. Everyone has their own way to start a layout. Some people start with photos are product and are inspired from there. I sometimes approach my layouts that way but more often than not I create a background and see what direction it takes me. Here are some examples.
I chose my color choices for this one from the paper in last months kit. I used modeling paste, a stencil, spray inks, and pigment ink to create the background. When it was finished I decided I didn’t want to add any paper because it was so pretty simple the way it was. I found a photo that matched the colors and viola!
Now in this next layout from June’s Candy Shoppe, I just started inking and spray painting with stencils. When the background was finished I then went into my kit and found papers and embellishments that suited the background. I love how it ended up.
In this layout using Graffiti Bridge I grabbed some spray paint in colors that were in the kit and some stencils and just did some playing around. I had no idea what this layout was going to look like. The background was just a place to start. From there I grabbed paper and embellishments to enhance the background.
And finally with this layout I started with some patterned paper I liked and as a start, I just smeared some white paint on it. When that was dry I added stamped images and rubons. The photo and embellishments came after.
I hope this gives you a little peek into my madness. I don’t always create this way but when I am stumped, creating a background first seems to get me started.