Friday 19 June 2020

Tested by Tracey Campbell

Welcome everyone,  today I am sharing one of many layouts I have created with the Covid Capers Mini-Range. It is perfect for documenting this crazy year we have had in 2020.

Please keep reading the step by steps as I take you through how I created this 12x12 layout using the Covid Capers Mini-range plus show you have I have used two stencils from other Bee Arty ranges where I have crossed themed them, this will demonstrate how flexible the Bee Arty stencils can be. 

Fussy cut some of the images out from the cut apart sheets.
Ink the edges of two 6x4-portrait photos with black ink, then mat the photos with a 5mm boarder using the B side of the cut a part sheet (the textured looking paper with the H, HO, O COVID formula on it), ink the edges of the photo mat with black ink.
Mix some Colour Blast Heavy White Gesso and Espresso Colour Mica Powder together to make a pale brown colour. Rad your stencil supplies and find a stencil like a honeycomb – the honeycomb look replicates the COVID Virus formula making it perfect for a Covid Theme. I used the Bee Arty Honey Hive stencil.
Spread the mixed pale brown gesso through the stencil using a palate knife, position in random spots on the B side of the “Red, Green & Blue Cute Germ” paper.
This photo show the positions of where I applied the pale brown gesso.
Next I am going to show you how I used another totally unrelated stencil and turned it into a theme appropriate creation to suit the COVID Capers range.
 I riffled through my stencil stash and found this Bee Arty Grungy Splat stencil, which I thought I could adapt. I used some washi tape to cover the longer splat streaks.
I then positioned on the stencil on the paper and sprayed generously with Envy Colour Shimmer Spray, while it was still wet I then sprayed a small squirt of Rainforest Colour Spray in the centre of the splat. I quickly removed the stencil.
Next I used a paint brush to draw out the splat lines a bit more and added a drop (with the paint brush) of Rainforest Colour Spray to the end of the line, making it into a small circle on the end to replicate the COVID Germ.
This is a close up so you can see the final shape. Work quickly enough so that the sprays are still wet to be able to draw them out.
Next use a paintbrush to splatter droplets of Rainforest Colour Spray around the paper.
Use a piece of plastic packaging and flatten the Rainforest Colour Spray droplets out, be careful not to flatten out the still wet ends of the Covid Germs that you have just created.
Once dry adhere the mated photos to the center of the paper, position similar to how they are shown here, leave the bottom un-adhered for now as you will be slipping a strip of paper under it soon. Cut a 25x3.5 cm strip of  the striped paper from the Covid Capers range, cut a wedge into the 3.5 cm edge of the strip and ink the edges in black ink. Cut wedges into the “CORONAVIRUS, SELF ISOLATION & SOCIAL DISTANCING” word titles as shown. Adhere as shown in the photo above, remember to adhere your photos down along the bottom now.
With the other fussy cut images arrange them around the photos and adhere down.
I used a variety of white glue and 3 Dimensional tape. Use some black letter stickers to finish off the title, a few asterisk stickers placed random near the fussy cut clusters and journaling.
This is the finished layout – a fun layout about a serious moment in our year. Lucky for us Paige’s results came back negative. 

Hope that I have inspired you to scrap about the year it has been.

Happy Scraping.

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