Collect Moments | Tamara Buckler

Hello CTY friends,

I’m up on the blog today to share with you another layout using our awesome Cut Files. Boss lady Gwen set a challenge for the DT this month – she wanted us to use one of our Cut Files as a stencil. Challenge accepted!

I decided to use the Heart Blocks Background File as my stencil. I began by covering the Cut with gesso, and then let it dry. I then mixed up some modelling paste with some acrylic paint in 3 different colours. I stuck the Cut to the card stock using washi, and then ran the texture paste randomly across it using a palette knife.

This worked out really well, but not perfectly, which I’m totally okay with. A couple of issues I had was the modelling paste bleeding through in a couple of spots, and in others it dried really quickly making the Cut difficult to lift off.

I think I may have been able to overcome these issues had I gessoed the back and front of the Cut, and if I had been working with one colour modelling paste as I could have worked quicker.

Either way, I’m super happy with the result, and the small imperfections add to the grungey effect I wanted for this layout.

To emphasise the Cut, and again work in that grungey space, I went around each block and outlined each heart using a sharpie and fineliner. I then splattered lots of big black ink splots all over the place.

I can’t wait to try this technique again, it was super fun! And I even have the Cut File left over to use on another layout.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure you pop over to the online store or the Etsy shop to pick up your some Cut Files for yourself!!

Big Loves,

Tam xo

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