Using Heidi Swapp's Invisibles

5.14.2009

I was excited to see that the cool Invisibles paper by Heidi Swapp was in the Cocoa Daisy kit for the month of may. Just thought I'd share one of the ways that you can have fun with this paper....I simply painted my sheet with acrylic paint (I chose the color Monarch by Making Memories).

Heidi Swapp Invisibles

I covered my entire sheet so that it looked like this:

Heidi Swapp Invisibles

Then I spritzed it with a bit of water and wiped it down so that the resist pattern would show more, like this:

Heidi Swapp Invisibles

Then after it dried I created my layout, which is below:

2 Friends

The photo is of my mom and a good friend of her's and was taken when I was probably around three years old outside the cafe that they used to wait tables at together. I created this layout also keeping in mind that I wanted to enter it into the One Little Word challenge this week which happens to be to use the number 2 (or two) somewhere in/on your layout.

Using this paper is easy and fun and a great way to feel like you are doing something a bit more artsy! You could use more colors of paint to create a unique background (I only chose the one color this time around), you can use inks on this paper and some of the alcohol ink spray mists that are on the market these days as well.

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Pamela said...

Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous! I will have to try to find some of those papers! :)

Kate said...

COOL! new fun way to use paint!

Nat said...

I wish I could get the paper here- I have to look for it online. Love what you did and the layout is special and beautiful!

Linda B said...

OMG! What an awesome product! Thank you so much for sharing it! I love your LO, too:)

vic said...

Love your layout, picture, colors, paper, ribbon,
etc, etc, etc!!!

Patty S said...

so beautiful.
and you literally got a verbal "WOW" out of me!
love it!
patty :-)

Aimee said...

wow, what a stunning layout. love the colors and the photograph!

Barbara said...

Wowzers!! THat Yellow is so beautiful. Great layout. We have one sheet of that paper in our store.
{bosses keep asking me when Im going to get going on that blog. LOL hoping to get to that soon LOL}

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, is that stunning! I would have never thought it could turn out like that. I have done the same thing with stamping and embossing but this would be easier without the stamping first.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous layout! Great paper and I LOVE the technique!

Sue from Oregon said...

wow, the color you used is stunning!

rev said...

what an amazing technique, you are awesome!

Stacy Milford said...

What a fabulous layout Jen! & the photo of your mom is amazing! Have a great weekend!!!

Sarah said...

This is so neat! I have been loving the orange/teal color combo lately too. Lovely layout!

Stacy said...

Beautiful layout, and a great technique! Thanks for sharing!