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About the Layouts
Technique: Bohemian Style
Designers: Shauna Berglund-Immel & LeNae Gerig
You've probably heard the word "bohemian" popping up lately in the world of paper crafting. So...what is "bohemian" anyway? Bohemian is a style, and it's one of the freshest looks in fashion, stationary, home dcor and pop culture.
Brand-new to paper crafting, the bohemian look is stylishly distressed and slightly edgy. While its roots are in the shabby chic and vintage trends, bohemian style is eclectic and vibrant. You'll find imagery like swirls and flourishes, tattoo-style wings and hearts, layered botanicals, birds, crowns and medallions.
So how do you bring this hip new look to your scrapbook pages? Keep reading for Shauna and LeNae's bohemian-inspired layouts.
By Shauna Berglund-Immel
- Ink the edges of a sheet of green bracket paper and place it with the bracket on the left. Mat a 7"x10" photo on brown allover brackets paper, trim the mat to 1/16" and ink the edges. Mat the photo again on aqua allover brackets paper, trim to 1/4" and ink the edges. Mat the right edge a third time on multi striped paper (stripes running horizontally), trim to 3/8" and ink the edge. Glue the photo to the right side of the background.
- Run a thin strip of aqua allover brackets paper through the holes on a large brown button. Zot™ the button in the center of the large flower printed in the top left corner of the page. Write the year next to the bottom of the large bracket.
- Cover a monogram with the swirly border portion of the striped paper, then ink the edges. Foam tape the monogram to the large tag and write the name next to it. Add a brown medallion brad to the tag's tab, then foam tape the tag to the left side of the photo. Zot™ a bow of brown ribbon above the tag.
By LeNae Gerig
- Cut a 12"x7 1/4" piece of green floral/bird paper, including the flying bird silhouette in the bottom right corner. Place the paper on a cutting mat and use a craft knife to cut around the top edges of the bird. Ink the top and bottom edges of the paper brown, then glue it 1" from the top of a sheet of pink dotted paper (without applying glue behind the cut edges of the bird silhouette).
- Mat a 9"x6" photo on brown cardstock and trim to 1/8". Glue the photo to the right side of the green paper, tucking the bottom edge under the cut edges of the bird silhouette.
- Glue a 5" length of sheer dotted ribbon and a 6" length of lace ribbon down the right side of the photo. Run embroidery floss through the holes on two pink and green buttons, knotting the ends on the back side. Zot™ one button to the top of each ribbon length.
- Computer journal the date and the subjects' names separately on white cardstock. Ink the edges of each brown, then foam tape them in the top left corner of the green paper. Run embroidery floss through two pink buttons. Zot™ a small white silk flower, one threaded pink button and an unthreaded green button in the top left corner of the green paper. Zot™ the remaining threaded button in the center of the flower.
- Punch out green monograms to spell "two". Place the monograms on a work surfaces and stamp swirls over them in white, running off the edges of the letters. Once the ink is dry, mat each letter on white cardstock. Tie dotted sheer ribbon around the right side of the "W", then glue the letters across the bottom of the page. Stamp a swirl in the bottom left corner of the page.
- Computer journal "Gether" on white cardstock and in the edges. Mat the top and bottom edges on striped paper and trim to 1/8". Add a pink and green mini brad to the top right corner of the journaling, then glue it overlapping the "O" in "two".