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Adding an embellishment to a layout

Can't find the exact embellishment you need for a layout?  Acrylic is surely your answer. It's so versatile that you can make it be almost whatever you need it to be. 

Need it white or pink?  Paint it. 

Need it smaller?  Cut it down to size. 

Need it 3-d?  Adhere it with foam tape or pop dots. 

Need it subtle?  Use it clear so your paper shows through from the bottom.

Need it bold?  Alcohol ink or some adhesive jewels or glitter.

 

The possibilities are endless.

 

I recently completed an assignment for Scrapbook Magazine (in the UK) where they asked me to create a sketch, a simple, and also a little more complex rendering of the sketch.  As one of the features on my layout - I used an acrylic embellishment.....but not the same one, and not in the same way. 

 

In my "simple" layout, I used a little acrylic bird from the XL birds set.  I wanted it subtle, but I still wanted it to have some presence to weigh down that top left corner so I painted the back of it white, then added blue rub-ons to the front. 

A beautiful day - Scrapbook Magazine Sketch #1 - Cathy Schellenberg

 

On my more "complex" layout, I used a smaller piece of acrylic - a heart from the Heart mini-ornament album and because my top left corner was getting busy, I left it clear but outlined it with a paint marker, simply making a deeper dimension to my heart embellishment that was already there, but not taking away from the text in front of it. 

Today, I choose Life - Scrapbook Magazine Sketch #2 - Cathy Schellenberg

 

These little pieces aren't hard, or big projects, but they pack a big punch when you layer them onto your layouts!! 

 

Thanks,

Cathy

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