Nathalie here to share a fun idea on how to add a rainbow look to memory-keeping layouts with one easy technique. Nothing better than a pop of color to brighten anyone's day.
So, imagine bringing all the colors of the rainbow to your crafting projects in a fun way. When one thinks of a rainbow, we always think of the arches of color… well, I am switching that idea a bit and using leaves instead.
Let me show you!
I just love the vibrancy that the colors bring to the spread. And it was so easy to create the leaves using an embossing resist technique. Let me break the technique into 3 steps:
Heat Emboss Your Images
In order to add a rainbow look to memory-keeping layouts, we need to create the images/embellishments that we are using first.
I started by heat embossing (using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder) the leaves from the Rosy Blooms Stamp Set, True Friends Stamp Set, and Craft Your Life Project Kit: Garden Rose onto heavy white cardstock.
2. Add Color to the Images
The next step to adding a rainbow look to memory-keeping layouts is to add color to the images.
I am using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to bring color to the leaves. To create the rainbow look on the page, we need to blend colors together on the leaves. Using an ink blending tool and inks, I added inks to the page.
You have to keep in mind a bit of color theory when adding the color – do not combine primary colors in one spot, as they will result in a brown tone.
I added colors in such a way that the leaves show all the colors of the rainbow in them. Since the leaves were stamped next to each other, it was easy to add similar colors to a few of them at once.
3. Die Cut Your Images
The last step is to use the coordinating die sets to cut out the respective leaves from the colored cardstock. I am using five styles of leaves for my project, so I am able to have all the colors of the rainbow represented in them.
Now that you have your colored embellishments ready, it is time to add a rainbow look to your memory-keeping layout.
Finally, I am placing the leaves in clusters that showcase color groups around the page.
I have created a video showcasing the process. You can watch it here or on the Altenew YouTube channel.
I hope this technique gives you some inspiration on how to add a rainbow look to memory-keeping layouts and other projects.
I cannot wait to see how you add a rainbow look to your projects. Remember to share your finished projects; I would love to see your rainbows!!