Wednesday, August 5, 2020

You can do a lot with a little

Please welcome our newest Design Team member Myry. Myry is from Spain and loves crafting. We hope you like her work as much as we do.

Hello everyone! 
Myry here and I'm pleased to partner with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!
Sometimes we think that to embellished our works we need a lot of different elements. But that's not true! 
So Today I want to teach you how to take advantage of few elements to create a cover for an album.
The first thing we're going to need are chipboards. I'm going to use "Family" from Fall word set and some pieces from Leafy Swirls and Buds.
Let me give you a tip: sometimes chipboards have traces of something like charcoal. You need pay attention to the edges. If they're dirty clean them with a rag. This way you'll avoid dirtying your work.
Now we're going to use embossing powders to color the chipboards. Use a color that you're already using in your work. In my case, I'm using a pink and violet palette so I'm going to use this light pink powder.
Another tip: use just a little bit powder for a cracked and aged effect. 
This was after two attempts.
Next we'll position the title over between the edges of the heart using a piece of acetate a little longer than the title.
The important thing is to know if our glue fix the acetate or dry as a layer of glass (therefore the acetate will slip).
Try to glue only the parts of the chipboard that will make contact with the acetate.
And now we're going to start putting the rest of the elements in place: the other chipboards, some diecuts and small elements like beads and dots.
One tip more: use the excess of the chipboards to give volume and make layers.
And that was it! So simple and easy :)
I hope this short tutorial help you in your future works. 
Have a good week!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts items used:

Other items used:
Zing "Pink" embossing powder
Distress embossing ink
Heat embossing tool
Cutter, glue and rag
Diecuts, beads and dots