Layout step-by-step – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there, everyone, today I´d like to share with you a fun and simple step-by-step to my Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog May Moodboard layout – and it´s a fabulous moodboard, isn´t it?? This will also be my last project as a DT member for them. I have recently gone thru some bigger IRL changes and find that due to those changes it will necessary to step down from my position as a DT member. I find that if you cannot commit 100%, then it is better not to try and hang in there :). BUT I will still continue stalking the site and my DT colleagues there also in the future 🙂 !!!

Here is the step-by-step:

I first took a piece 12×12 inch piece of acetate foil and stamped half image of a butterfly with blue StazOn stamp onto it and then fussy cut it.

Next I applied some PVA glue splatters onto the woodgrain paper and also onto the butterfly image. I let the glue dry. When it´s dry it turns transparent.

I then took a sheet of transfer foil that works with PVA glue and rubbed the foil piece onto the glue area with my finger. This way the golden foil layer transfers to the recently applied glue area. Make sure you work fast when you see the glue turn transparent, don´t wait too long since when the glue is completely dry the foil might not stick to it anymore. On the other hand if you go over the area when the glue has not dried properly, the foil will not stick to it yet. Therefore make a small test on a piece of extra paper to get a feel for how the glue works.

Here you can see how the result looks like both on paper and on the acetate piece. Lovely gold foil effect!!

Next I applied some Dina Wakley turquoise acrylic paint with a sponge onto the background. I just dabbed it onto the paper and created small coulds here and there.

After the acrylic paint layer was all dry I went and added some stamped sentiments/quotes here and there for additional detail. I used a Technique Tuesday Studio AE stamp set called “Saying Hello” here.


Next I added some Glimmer Glaze splatters here and there to go with the black stamping.

After that I cut some black and blue paper strips to go to both sides of the page for additional interest. I also added a few pieces of patterned paper underneath the photo and doodled around the edges of those papers. All my journaling (as it is again very personal and I prefer not to share it with the whole world) is hidden behind/in between those papers. There is enough space on both sides under the blue paper piece to add plenty of journaling :). I have also added a few puffy stickers from Evalicious here and there for interest. Besides, I love those little puffy stickers to pieces – got to use them where I can :).

Finally I also added some embossing enamel to go with my golden water drops. This one is a shabby white with gold pieces in it. See how the faucet also has a golden shimmer to it? That is because I also applied some PVA glue over it and added some gold foil here and there. That´s it, my layout is done. Here is the finished result and some detail photos:





I am glad I got the chance to take a class by Emma Trout a few years back and she featured this PVA glue & foil technique to us there. So all the credit on that idea goes to her. Needless to say that now that gold foil is very trendy, I am happy to possess this glue and quite a few sheets of the foil in my stash. I hope you give this fun technique a try! Enjoy!!!

I hope you can also find some time to play along on this months fun moodboard challenge!!

Thanks, Amanda, for having me on the team!! It has been a great time and I have been so very lucky to have been able to be on this talented team!! Hope to see you around in the bloggy world also in the future!! <3

xxx, Sanna

6 Gedanken zu “Layout step-by-step – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

  1. Amazing, vibrant LO. Love the drips of gold. Also love your collage card at the MMCC. And your new bunny. She looks like our Carlos. Have to send you a photo.

  2. Lovely to get the details of how you went about developing your page…now that gold looks even MORE delicious!!!!!

  3. Fabulous layout full of new techniques for me to try. Good luck with your new changes. Please keep blogging though.