Few things are more enjoyable or satisfying in the scrapbook layout process than creating your own background. Especially when you get to use your adhesive in unexpected ways! Join me today as I walk you thru how to create a background using the E-Z Runner® Grand Dispenser with the E-Z Runner® Repositionable Dots Refill. First up let’s take a look at the layout!
Lightly embellished and not a lot of patterned paper are not things that you typically see on layouts that I create. I tend to go big on both of those – but in this case, I think the background needs to take center stage! Let’s take a look up close
To make this background I used the E-Z Runner® Grand Repositionable Dots and rolled it all over the inside of my heart. Next I wiped Distress Oxides all over the top of it. After drying the ink, I took a dry wash cloth and wiped off all of the adhesive. That’s right, wiped off ALL the adhesive! It comes up easily with the rub of a finger, but since I had a large area I used the washcloth. The adhesive acts as a mask or a resist, and when rubbed off, creates a dot pattern. To help all of this make a little more sense watch the video below.
Layout Process Video
The Other Adhesives
Now that you’ve seen how I used the adhesive to create a background, what else did I use? The E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips Dispenser did most of the heavy lifting. But the 3D Foam Squares White Regular also played a pretty big part adding dimension to several elements of the layout, including the banner shown below.
Thanks so much for joining us today – I hope you feel inspired to try something new on your background for your next project!
Creative Time: 40 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Flavors of the Month Kit from The ScrapRoom, Distress Oxide Inks, Marvy Black Pen