Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Getting Krafty

Hello Scrapbook Centrale Fans! Erin, Claude, and JJ, have hijacked the blog again today, and this time we're featuring projects with printed Kraft papers.

Kraft papers are still widely available from several manufacturers, but we frequently hear that scrappers aren't sure what to do with them, so we've got a couple of ideas to get your creative wheels turning.

"He Will..." - Claude Campeau

Claude demonstrates that printed kraft papers make perfect backgrounds for boy pages - especially when paired with rich colours.  (printed kraft by Lawn Fawn).

Erin shows that printed kraft papers can both draw you in and let your photos be the star of your page.  Frequently, our photos (especially with summer activities) can have a lot of vibrant colour.  If you coordinate them with printed kraft papers, the photos don't have to compete for attention the way they might on brighter patterned papers.

"Practice Makes Perfect" - Erin Morehouse

pp:Jillibean Soup Game Day, Luxe
Ink: Dylusions Spray Ink, Studio G, Tim Holtz Distress Stain
wood shapes:Pink Paislee Wood shop
letters:Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Prima Marketing, We R Memory Keepers
Mini Dymo: Smash K&Co.

And lastly, because JJ never knows when to leave things as she bought them, here is a page pairing printed kraft with PanPastels:

 "Mountaineers" - JJ Sobey

The texture of My Mind's Eye printed kraft is particularly well suited as a base for PanPastels.  These were applied using stencils from The Crafters Workshop.

printed kraft - My Mind's Eye
pastels - PanPastel
stencils - The Crafters Workshop
metal embellishments - Tim Holtz
Distress Stain - Ranger
letters - American Crafts Thickers

We hope this has helped get those ideas rolling for you - thanks for visiting!

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