Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tutorial: Make your own paper background

In these past few days, I have been looking for alternatives for making journals and scrapbook pages, and trying to achieve a more natural or handmade look for them.

I started to play around with different options.
First I cut the shapes or letters that I would like to use:

After cutting your shapes or letters, remove the negative side:

Then use craft paint to transfer the images to your paper:

And you can still use the positive side of your cuts as usual. This is a double win situation.

In this case I used just one big sign and did the same procedure:

I used a roll of inexpensive brown mailing paper to test this project, but later I applied it to regular cardstock. And these are the final products:

Thanks for reading and your comments!

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