Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Layout Tutorial with Jessy

Hello CTK fans & subscribers! Today I would like to share with you my step-by-step layout tutorial which involved a little mixed media with you.   

I will always start with gathering my supplies. I often use my photo(s) as a reference for my design, colours & composition. Here I used the April Main + Embellishment kit that you can get at the CTK website. 

For this layout, I used 3 patterned papers and overlapped the papers onto each other.  

Next, I used a wet tissue and dipped into the gesso. I slowly dabbed the gesso at the centre. I wanted to tone down the red pattered paper. 

Once the gesso is dried, I splattered some black & gold mist onto the patterned paper. 

 Once all the mist is completely dried, I adhered the washi tapes onto the middle part of the layout. 

Finally, embellish the layout with the pretty die-cuts.

Here is my completed layout + close-ups...

Hope you are inspired to dig out your CTK kits and start to create today! Thanks for letting me share with you. 

Happy Crafting!
Xoxo Jessy


  1. Jessy, this is beautiful! Your tutorial makes it look so easy. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for your kind words & encouragement, Trina!