Hi everyone, Vee here to share a quick tutorial on how to add clear elements to your layouts with wood veneers and overlays.
You will need the following:adhesive, craft knife,overlay, pattern paper, pencil, scissors and wood veneer.
Select where you want to lace the veneer on your pattern paper and trace the inner portion with your pencil (it may help you to sketch out your layout first if you are nervous about making the layout freestyle).
Cut out the positive image that was traced in step one with a craft knife (don't throw away that paper, it is now the perfect size for journaling or to add as background for another project) :) I like things in pairs, so I duplicated my image twice on my layout.
Cut a piece of overlay with your scissors or paper cutter to a slightly larger size than the negative, you do not want any gaps here. A good way to make your own overlay is to purchase clear overlays from the office or craft store and stamp it with StazOn ink to create your own custom background(s)!
Flip over your paper and adhere the overlay to the back of the paper. Add the adhesive to the corner of each overlay to avoid glue from being seen. Now you have a cute window!!
Turn your page back to the front, where you will contine to build your layout. Remove the adhesive backing from the veneer and add it to the top of the overlay now your "frame" is complete!
Add photos and your other embellishments of choice around the frames to create a fun 2D layout!
Supplies Used: Wood Veneer Frames; Countryside:Grove; Countryside Diecuts; Mister Huey:Bluegrass; American Crafts:White Cardstock; Hambly overlay
I hope you will give this technique a try, please leave a link below if you do! I would love to see your project. xo