Technologic Newsletter Layout 3

For Maths Star I have gotten messy. I love the messy look, but hate the lack of control you have in determining where the mess goes. The base of the layout is the grid pattern, reverse side of Download.  Over that I put another patterned paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad – this one has the same random number pattern as Download – but as gloss accents.

Once those bits of paper were down I covered them with a little scrap paper and got down and dirty. Most of what you see in black is Tim Holtz Black Soot reinker – applied with a spray bottle. The big splotches though, I made using the Black Soot Stain. My tip on how to do this is the 3rd technique tip for this week. The ochre coloured paint is an old Making Memories one from my stash and that was simply flicked onto the paper (yup – it was very gluggy) with a dry paintbrush.

The trick to making the mess look deliberate is to work with it when adding your embellishments – so the top left corner of the layout got a number line rubon that ran nicely through the middle of an ink blot. Under that was a bit of Pixel and a couple more of the cute little manufacturer strips from the bottom of the patterned papers.

 Down the left side of the layout I popped one of the rubon patterns through the ink blot there.  Next to the photo went one of the die cut bar codes from the Collectibles Pack (available in the collection pack only), another manufacturer strip, an arrow from the  6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad and my own, self-made calculator. To make it I altered one of the wooden MP3’s  and added a little bit cut out from one of the paper elements in the Paper Pad to get my calculator keys.  The title is again the Basic Grey Hip chipboard alpha set. It has been inked a bright red to stand out against the dirty white patterned paper.

The title is again the Basic Grey Hip chipboard alpha set I used previously. It has been inked a bright red to stand out against the dirty white patterned paper.

 The bottom right corner of the layout uses the same elements previously used – the number line and frequency line rubons; the rest of the title; a strip of Pixel and adds in two stars from the Collectibles Pack.

Over the two stars I stamped a light bulb and two words from the Maya Road Eureka Lightbulbs clear stamps set.

Again the journalling is on a hidden tag, which I made from a spare bit of Pixel . To embellish it I stamped it with a cog from the Technologic clear stamp set, pop dotted on some cogs from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet and popped a bit of twine through the hole to finish it off.

In case you were wondering – the self-satisfied smirk on the face of DS2 is because he now owns 3 of these fancy graphics calculators that need a pilots license to drive them: the one we bought him for Grade 9 Maths and these two – which he won as prizes (one each for the past 2 years) for winning (as one of a group of 4) the senior section of a Mathematical Modelling Forum Challenge competition his school hosts together with some schools from Singapore.

I’m hoping that you found something you liked with these 3 layouts – both in the different styles I have presented – and in the Technologic collection itself. It is definitely worth a closer look – being one of those ranges you really need to see in real life to appreciate, as computer screen images do not do it justice.

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