Jennifer Snyder here to add a belated Valentine’s Day layout with lots of love, pretty bows and banners to celebrate. Though I think the entire month of February is Valentine’s month.
I love to make chipboard look soft and wispy. My technique is quite easy. Paint everything creamy white – like a french vanilla color. I do not bother with gesso. It’s too white for my needs and doesn’t have enough coverage. I go straight for the cheap acrylic paint.
Once the paint has dried completely, I add some pink/red ink for accents using a paint brush (or waterbrush) for softness. The water brush/damp paintbrush eliminates any harsh lines created by the ink on the chipboard. Last step is to add some brown ink here and there as light shading.
Additional finishing details may include crackle mediums, pearls or Stickles Glitter Glue for pops of glitz. I’ll tell ya, the glitter glue really doesn’t show well in photos but it has such a bedazzling look in person.
Not sure how to type this without sounding odd, but I adore the “Adore Banner” using the Family Banners chipboard. Such a sweet and romantic touch. That was topped with the crackle accents as well.
My paper choice for this creation is the wonderful Maja Design from Sweden.
I’ve also added some product images and links to help you shop.