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Techniques for Bright Color Effects – Paperclipping 197

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Do ever you scrapbook stories about being a teen, or about one of your teen children?

How about summer stories, music concert stories, vacation stories to the beach? Surfing or skating stories?

Any care-free kinds of stories?

These are fun times (and excuses) to use bright color washes for backgrounds, and especially tie-dye backgrounds!

Tie-dye patterns in particular can communicate a lot of things for your scrapbook stories:

  • energy
  • breaking out of the box
  • vibrancy and spreading influence
  • freedom
  • a casual care-free nature
  • the embracing of imperfection

…just to name a few.

Got any stories like this to scrapbook?

Recently I discovered a product I could use on paper to make it pliable so that I could create a tie-dye effect!

I put together a mini-book to document our love for live music and concerts and I used a variety of bright color-wash and color-blending techniques in addition to tie-dye to create the pages. We made a video to show these techniques using Dylusions Color Ink Sprays and Alcohol Inks, plus some other products and supplies.





In this tutorial you’ll see some of the most fun techniques ever! This video is now available for the Paperclipping Members. If you’re not a member but would enjoy this, along with almost 200 other videos, you might want to look into a Paperclipping Membership!

CLICK HERE for info.

CHA 2012 – Julie Fei Fan Balzer’s Layered Stencils Demo from The Crafter’s Workshop

One trend that’s been building over time is the use of stencils! Julie Fei Fan Balzer has released a huge amount of stencils with The Crafter’s Workshop, including stencils that are intended for layering! In this video she demos how these layers can work together.