Corrie Jones joins us today for day four of Layering Week at PaperCrafter’s Corner. Corrie is a bit of a “rising star” in the paper crafting world, but that’s really no surprise considering her clean yet layered & trendy style. Corrie is on the design teams for American Crafts, Pink Paislee, SRM Stickers and Hambly.
Today, Corrie has put together an AMAZING video tutorial shot in fast-motion that will let you see the entire process as she creates one of her signature clean-yet-layered pages. When I watched it, I felt like I was standing over her shoulder at a crop and having her talk me through each step — but in super fast motion without getting bored (she edited out the “sitting & thinking” parts) and without my feet getting tired:)
As you watch the video, keep your eyes peeled. You’ll see her using a few of the items included in our Layering Loot giveaway, including Washi Tape, SRM Stickers (galore!), Thickers and her Slick Writer 🙂
Corrie Jones on Layering
Layering on a scrapbook page is my favorite way to scrapbook. The layers add texture and dimension to my pages and I feel like it really helps to showcase my photos. Besides that, it is such a fun technique! I have been known to get lost in my layering and have had to cut myself off before the page gets too thick to put in a page protector. But I guess that would be a great use for one of those shadow boxes.
Layering also seems to open up the supply possibilities. I can go wild in a Michaels and not even hit the scrapbooking aisle. And then there are the office supplies stores! Random papers, clips, tabs and shipping tags can all be used. I can even find fun stuff at the grocery store to use in my layering like magazine pages and paper doilies. Layering supplies can really get the creative juices flowing!
- Anyway, because the photos are really the focal point on my pages, not the layers, I do start with my photos. Then I jump around. So, always photos first. Then I choose a background for my page. I like to stick with neutral cardstock, but I will use a lightly patterned neutral patterned paper as well.
- With the photos and background chosen, I start back at the photos and build my layers down towards the background. Often the design idea I started with will change during the layering process, so instead of layering up, layering down gives me more leeway to change things.
- Once the paper layers going down are finished, then I paint, mist, add flat things like rub ons and stickers to my background paper.
- Once it is all stuck down it is a great base to my page. But now the fun begins, going back to the top and adding all the rest. Thickers, washi tape, buttons, brads, maybe a little bling or a small flower, tags, banners, twine, stitching. All the great stuff to decorate the page and make it mine.
- I add, adjust, stick, etc. and then step back. Then add more. Sometimes more after that. It is done when it feels done, or when I run out of matching stuff or when I force myself to put down the glue and walk away!
My husband once asked me how much one of my layered pages cost. Yikes!!! I really don’t know but it could get pretty high! But it helps me keep my stash more manageable and I can more easily justify getting the lastest and greatest each CHA. A girl loves to shop!
So, now that you know a bit about Corrie’s process, you are in for a real TREAT as you watch her create THIS gorgeous layout!
Wasn’t that just amazing? You can’t tell me you weren’t on the edge of your seat just wondering WHAT she was going to do next? And seriously, I can’t believe she doesn’t measure. She just cuts. And it’s not even straight and it doesn’t matter. Love that!!
Look at that detail! So much detail without any clutter at all! So, what do you think? Are you up for giving “layering” a try?
Stay tuned. Layering Week wraps up tomorrow!