Hey, friends! Missy here, and I have a layout to share along with some tips and tricks today. This is the Illustrated Faith Faith > Fear collection. It's completely black and white, which means it has lots of possibilities. I love color, so I'm going to share how I added it to my layout. I used the Illustrated Faith Watercolors on my white cardstock background. The colors really make the black and white pop!
I coated my cardstock with white gesso first. This is a really simple technique even if you're not into mixed media. I just dabbed some of each color on the cardstock and used a palette knife to scrape it down in a vertical fashion. It was easy to blend one color into the next.
Once I add the black and white letters over the color, you can see what a fun difference it makes. I used an alpha cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create these letters, and I used various patterned papers from the collection.
After I glued down the letters, I traced around the open spots with a black pen to make them stand out a little more. I embellished with more of the Chipboard hearts and an open heart stamp from the collection.
Illustrated Faith Faith > Fear: 6x8 Paper Pad; Papers--Live in His Peace, Borders, Uniquely Made, Write on My Heart, All Things Work Together, Exclusive Collection Kit Bonus Paper; Chipboard, Designer Clips, Paper Pieces, Acrylic Stamps; IF Watercolors