Friday, 13 February 2015

7 Dots Studio Tutorial - Step-by-Step Layout Construction - Destination Unknown Collection





As promised here is the tutorial to go with my layout yesterday.



Hello again 7 Dots Fans!  HELEN here with you today & I am happy to say 
that it is Tutorial Time!  Today I am going to show you how to make an interesting 
& unique layout using 7 Dots Studio, Destination Unknown, papers, stickers & stamps.








You will also need some sharp scissors, suitable for fussy-cutting.
 I love the Tim Holtz Tonic scissors for this job as they have 
serrated blades so really grip to your papers & ensure perfect accuracy.








To add some colour you will need some mists and inks.  Your favourite brand will do!
You can find the whole collection of “Destination Unknown” HERE on the 7 Dots Studio
Website.  Although it is a nautical collection it can be used in so many different ways.
You can see HERE how I have used the meaning of the title ‘’Riding the wave together  
    To tie the title in with the theme of the collections. 








I used a small inkpad to darken the edges of the papers in my paper stack & gelatos
& Pitt pens to outline all my elements, but you can achieve the same type of effect
With any pens, pastels or inks that you have on hand.  If you don’t have specialised
Blending tools triangular cosmetic sponges work great too!








7 Dots Studio Products Used :-

Background Paper – Destination Unknown – Journey
Fussy-cut pieces – Destination Unknown – Night Sky
Punched Circles – Destination Unknown – Journey
Journaling Labels – Destination Unknown – Travel Bag
Stickers – Destination Unknown – Element Stickers
Stamps – Destination Unknown – Clear Stamps


 And there you have it!  A layout full of energy from Destination Unknown Collection HERE!


So much Mixed Media fun to be had with these products!
As you can see, no puckering or warping to be had – these
Papers are thick & strong & the designs are very versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today & are inspired to try out
 something similar.  If you do please be sure to put the link
 into the comments so I can come & check it out!!



12 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely tut, Helen. My Pitt Artists big brush pen is black is the MOST used tool in my arsenal. I've not seen izinks used before, but have marked them down as 'possible buys'...good to see them here! And I won those papers in a giveaway an ADORE them. Almost all gone! You've ROCKED using them here:):)

Sonja said...

LOVE you LO, it is so wonderful!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thank you so much for sharing how you made this!!!!!

Val Thorpe said...

Stunning step by step... I never get all my stuff together at the beginning - I just figure it out as I go along. Maybe that is why i have such trouble with my mojo... THink this also happens when you just have way to much stuff :P I can never find anything. :D I think this is a wonderful way to go about it. Love the colours and the fussy cutting too. I have just got some of the big marker things... can't wait to play with them.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Awesome tutorial...and the way you use up everything...even the centers of alphabet letters are amazing. Thank you for the step-by-step.

Jean Bullock said...

Way cool guy page. I love the torn paper wave. Great idea to tuck the photo into it like that.

Mitra Pratt said...

You seem to be branching out again in new and interesting ways! You go girl! Love this wave page, those circles make me happy and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that blue! Super cool! Hugs!

Denise van Deventer said...

A super tutorial to a super page! Loving the circles and design! Gorgeous! ;-)

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous!! Loved this Helen!! The techniques and advise you've given here can apply to card making as well. Brilliant!! :)

Di Garling said...

Beautiful creation Helen and great tutorial too. TFS.

dstandard said...

Fabulous page and your tutorial is just chock full of great ideas I haven't tried! Love the splatter work!

dstandard said...

Fabulous page and your tutorial is just chock full of great techniques! Can't wait to try some. Love how you did the splatters - will have to try that!