Today I am sharing a layout created with the brand-new Curators Botanical Collection. I am also focusing on the Rub Ons which come in 2 sizes for this collection. 12×12 and 6×8. They are amazing! I started by choosing a Solid 12×12 paper and machine sewed all around the edges using a straight and zig-zag stitch. I then mounted the paper onto a piece of 12×12 corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. I chose one of the Rub-On designs from the 12×12 transfer sheet and cut it down the middle. I used one piece on the upper right side and the other piece on the lower left-hand side. The images of postage stamps are beautiful! I also pained on a thin layer of clear gesso over the whole piece.
I then created the diagonal photo mat set using the Vintage Artistry Square File Frame set. I chose 3 files, 1 large and 2 small, plus the matching backs to layer underneath. I positioned the frames the way I wanted them, and using a tiny stapler, attached them together. I layered them onto the solid pieces and then added some corrugated cardboard underneath to lift it off of the background for dimension and adhered the piece to the background. As always, the fun began layering flowers and leaves.
This is a closeup of the main photo in the large file folder frame. I inked the edges of all of the frames with distress ink. I love the combo of the purple and the yellow flowers. I pulled out a few different floral collections and mixed and matched them, tucking in the leaves here and there. The larger purple flowers are Enchanted Petals in Twilight. The smaller yellow flowers are Royal Spray in Sunshine. The rest of the smaller flowers and leaves are Royal Posies in Sunshine and Sugar Stems in Blue Raspberry. I tucked the title under the main photo. There are lots of little quotes in the Elements pack.
I fell in love with this next laser cut. A beautiful little Farmhouse style tall dresser. I am currently refinishing some furniture for one of my spare rooms in this style with the cup-style handles. Love this!! I made a few tiny slits where the drawer would open and tucked in a few floral sprays to look as if peeking out of the drawer. I added a tab on the side and added my granddaughter’s name on it. Finished it with a few more laser cuts and a Rub-On.
This last close-up shows a little of the dimension I created with layers. What can I say, I love a chunky layout! I finished it off with some white spatters, purple rhinestones, and a bit of dotted glitter glue for sparkle. I also tucked in some raffia for added texture. It doesn’t take much mixed media to put the icing on the cake! A little can go a long way. When everything was done, I added some watered-down distress ink around the matted photo frames and chest of drawers. Added color to compliment the purples in the layout.
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Thank you for joining me this week. I hope that you are inspired to use Rub Ons in your next project. The ones from 49 and Market glide on like butter and become integrated into the paper. You can’t even tell it is a rub-on. Try it! This ain’t your mama’s old Rub Ons!! These are improved to perfection!