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I taught another session of the Year Long Album a week or so ago and we made our August LO’s. These might be among my favourites ever!

We broke out the Twinkling H2O’s, everyone got new stencils and some fun wood veneer, and we played with crayons – it was a good day!

The first LO used a gel medium resist under the photo:

september - pirate boy resist

After spraying our confetti with a bunch of mist colours, we added those for a little extra dimension:

september - pirate boy confetti

A few flicks of contrasting Twinks and the base was done:

August - pirate boy

The second one used crayons for a more subtle (or more vibrant, depending on the brand of crayon used) resist:

september - sleepy girl crayon resist

The crayon I used above gave more of a colour difference while the one I demoed in class was a true resist:

september - crayon resist

Again, we misted and added confetti, this time in a less random pattern:

september - sleepy girl confetti

And, with the extra flicks of Twinks, it was finished:

August - sleepy girl

They’re pretty simple but the techniques can be used for super cool backgrounds and the shimmer of the Twinks just adds to the awesomeness – have I mentioned my love for Twinks? 😉

It’s already October which means I’m thinking about next year’s class and sign ups will be coming sooner than later. We always have the best bunch of people, a ton of fun, and great products so if you’re interested in knowing more or signing up, call the Paperie and get put on the list!

S.

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