Coloring backgrounds with Dye Inks

by Terhi Koskinen

IMG_4689Hello everyone, it's Terhi here back with you sharing some extremely easy background ideas!

IMG_4710Since I spoiled myself last year by buying an electric cutting machine, I have became a big fan of cut files, just like I've been big fan of die cutting too. Sometimes there's just a question of how much to add in addition to the die cut elements, when creating a scrapbook layout.

IMG_4711My personal opinion is that the photograph comes first and everything else on a layout should support the theme of the layout. So in this layout, I solved the big question by keeping the title as part of the design, taking the colors mostly from the photograph and spreading the stars from the title to all over the page.

IMG_4713The beautiful double-sided papers from ‘Our Family' scrapbook collection made my play with the colors easy. I thought to stamp some stars around the title, use white embossing powder to give a little texture and then chose matching Dye Inks and started spreading them on top of stamped areas. I spread the Inks with a make-up sponge, no stencils or anything, just me and my wild hand. And voilá!

IMG_4714To make a mix of colors and different patterns, I added flicks of mists all over the stamped area too, and to avoid too white layout I cut a stripe of blue patterned papers for the left side.

IMG_4709Easy peasy, and yet the outcome looks considered and good.

Thank you for coming here today, hope you are inspired!




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Karthikha Uday January 11, 2018 - 10:39 pm

Beautiful creation!

Hamutal Shafrir January 12, 2018 - 1:18 am

Beautiful layout!

June Fletcher January 12, 2018 - 4:48 am

WOW…. I love this project, the colours are stunning and so vibrant

Tara Prince January 12, 2018 - 8:01 am

Such a pretty layout!

Deborah Taylor January 12, 2018 - 1:18 pm

ooh lovely! please could you leave a link for the cut file!!

Susan frederick January 12, 2018 - 4:05 pm

Love this!!! Love Altenew inks too 🙂

Marjorie Dumontier January 13, 2018 - 12:47 am

Awesome and beautiful technique !

Mary MacFadyen January 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

I really like this ĺayout Terhi. Not so cluttered as to lose the photo which many other layouts do.


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