Layout tutorial from Louise Nelson

Today Louise would like to share with you a quick layout step-by-step that incorporates her got to and favourite techniques.


To create the pattern background first spray the 7DS squares mask with mist and stamp the pattern onto the 7DS patterned cardstock, and allow to dry.

Select 2 small tags and a square tag from 12 x 12 sheet, and ink the edges along with your photo.

Arrange tags and photo over stamped mask pattern area and staple into position.

Select 7DS flourish chipboard and colour by using two shades that coordinate with 7DS patterned paper; here I have used a coal black and white, heat dry with heat gun.

Coil a few loops of wire thread that have been coloured with darker mist and then staple this with fragmented 7DS chipboard flourish into position.

Add extra staples each side of clustered photo and tag embellishments.

Using a clear drying glue, apply random dots in and around the photo for the beads to be adhered.

Sprinkle on a combination of glass and micro beads over the areas of liquid adhesive and shake off excess.

Shield the photo with scraps of paper in preparation for spray gesso application.

Apply a light coat of spray gesso on and around the photo cluster.

When gesso is dry protect the photo again and apply some extra splats of the dark spray mist on and around the photo cluster.

To complete add some adhesive bling and decorate button to coordinate with layout colour scheme.



Materials list:
7 Dots Studio
12 x12 patterned paper – Destination Unknown, Walk the Plank
Soulmates Chipboard
Soulmates Squares mask

• Staples
• Color Bloom Spray Mist, Wire Thread, chalk ink pad, button, SIIC – Prima Marketing
• Spray Gesso – Krylon