Build – with Frugal Metal Embellishments
Featuring Graphic 45
In my house, there always seems to be bits of metal laying around – such as screws, bolts, washers and various other whatnots – picked up from who knows where and brought home because you never know when you might need it. LOL. I was tidying up one day and the metal washers caught my eye as a potential embellishment because they are flat and lightweight. I repurposed most of the washers on this layout from my husband’s stash, but they are also very inexpensive to purchase at a hardware store, usually about 15 cents each depending upon the size.
The Typography collection from Graphic 45 was perfect for this layout. It is simply gorgeous.
I used my favourite chalk ink in ‘Blackbird’ and a foam applicator by Clearsnap to smudge the edges of the layout in black and give it the right feel.
As always, adhesives are important, especially when using non-traditional embellishments. Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 liquid glue was perfect for attaching the metal washers and making sure that they stayed put. And I always reach for my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares to add dimension to my layouts.
Here is my final creation!
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To view more of Connie’s work, visit her blog, Every Day’s An Adventure.