Budding Artist Layout for Paige's Pages 17

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Here is the first layout from Paige's Pages 17 at Big Picture Classes!
I've made lots of layouts using this same technique before, but never in this exact way. No need to reinvent the wheel every time, choose a technique and evolve it using different patterned papers, sizes of butterflies, shapes, colors, etc. I placed the papers in rainbow order but I’ve also done a version with the colors in random order – both are awesome! Go in whatever direction you’re drawn to!
 I love to stitch down the middle of butterflies and bend up the wings for lots of texture and dimension. If you don’t have a sewing machine, that’s A-OK, you can totally skip that step! Just make sure to use a good, strong adhesive to attach all of the butterflies so they don’t fly away!
 Consider adding some mixed media to the background before adding the butterflies – splashes of white acrylic paint and watercolors would look lovely!

  The colorful Foam Mini Thickers from Whimsical match perfectly and because they're so small you can almost always find a spot for them somewhere on the layout! Find the start-to-finish process video and more tips & tricks over in Lesson 1 of Paige's Pages 17 at Big Picture Classes! :)
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 05Paper 19Foam Mini ThickersEnamel ShapesSticker BookPuffy Stickers; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Butterfly punches: American Crafts, Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts


  1. This is stunning!!! I love those sweet photos of Jane, and love love love love those GORGEOUS butterflies!!!!!!


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