Saturday, December 15, 2012

Anatomy of a Page :) :) :)

Hello hello :)

Today I would like to share with you a simple 'Anatomy of a Page' description of a layout that I have created a few of my favourite products

Materials used;

Imaginarium Designs
12 x 12 grey board
Cross Hatch
2 Hearts with cross hatch

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Viva Decor Croco Crackle & Paper Pen
Krylon Gesso
Prima Flowers
Florists Vine
Indian Ink

The background;
  • Croco crackle applied to Imaginarium Designs grey board using a palette knife 
  • Entire surface then given a coat of spray gesso and allowed to dry

  • 2 different shades of chalkboard glimmer mist applied to background to highlight the crackle effect
  • to get the soft muted effect of the mist, a water mister is used over the partially dry mist, this softens the effect, this is then allowed to dry
  • extra splats of colour applied with 3rd shade of chalkboard glimmer mist

  • staged picture above shows the colour effect achieved

  • Chipboard heart was remoistened with a water mist bottle and some of the surface of the chipboard was gently rubbed off to give it a rough distressed look
  • This was then drenched with chalkboard glimmer mist and dried quickly with a heat gun

  • The Cross hatch was cut up into a smaller piece, this was given a rough coat of gesso [just using my finger, and allowed to dry
  • This was then drenched in chalkboard glimmer mist and dried using the heat gun.
  • This was attached to background, over flower stem using a long arm stapler

 Cross Hatch by Louise IDDL0001

Two Hearts with Cross Flourish Designed by Louise Nelson IDDL0004

This are the fabulous Imaginarium Designs chipboard that I have used.

I do hope you enjoy this breakdown of how my layout came together, please donot hestiate to ask any further questions in the comments.

Cheers and happy ID Scrapping :)

Louise xox


  1. This is a glorious LO...thanks for sharing the how-to's! On my list to attempt :0

  2. Just amazing, I love the technique and the colors are just perfect, thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Just stunning and totally exquisite.

  4. So unique and beautiful - Thank You so much for the description of how you made this incredible work of art!

  5. Wow, the crackle paint looks awesome - what a wonderful way to create a background - TFS!

  6. Love it. Looking for inspiration to reboot my mojo - I had totally forgotten about my crackle glaze?? Unfortunately no Imaginarium in UK (not that I can find...) but can still take a lot from this LO. Thank you. Caroline :)

    1. Oooh Cool, I do hope you enjoy! thank you :)

  7. So, so beautiful...and love the techniques used here! Just a gorgeous project!

    1. Oooh thank you so very much Denise :)