This is the layout that I created for the "Everything Old Is New Again" newsletter challenge for Scrapbook Savvy.
Each month, one of the DT girls has to create a layout using something old from their stash! July was my month, and I chose to use metal embellishments!
I have used:
* Dream Street patterned papers.
* Heidi Swapp Ghost letters.
* Alcohol Ink (Stream).
* MM round metal letters.
* Delish Designs rub-ons.
* Metal photo corners.
* Metal frame.
* "Jumbo Java" versamark ink.
When I first started scrapbooking, metal embellishments (particularly by "Making Memories" were very popular, and I loved them! I bought heaps of different kinds - most of which are still sitting in my drawer! My friend and fellow DT mate Julie Heard suggested I go for a shabby chic look by applying white paint on them - so that's what I did! Thanks Julie! :)
Here is a close up of the different embellishments I used:
The letters and the hands are both from Making Memories, and the frame and photo corners were from a discount store.
I applied Gesso (you can also use white paint) to each piece, then sanded, scratched, and wiped away the excess until I got the look I wanted.
Why don't you get out your metal embellishments and give this technique a go! We'd love to see your creations in the Scrapbook Savvy gallery!
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