Release your Creativity Layout Tutorial - Tammy Klingner

August 05, 2019 2 Comments

Release your Creativity Layout Tutorial - Tammy Klingner



Hi there Creatives,

Tam here today to share a bright and colourful (and a little bit messy) layout that I created using this month’s Mixed Media Kit. 

I’ve included step by steps, so you can see exactly how it came together.

As this month’s kit is all about Doilies (yep I may have squealed when I received it!), I thought I’d go with it and create a mandala on my layout, but I’d do it Tam style…… colourful and a little bit messy.



I began with some white cardstock.

I added a circular shape using pink paint. I used Dina Wakley ‘Magenta’.

I then placed the Doily Stencil onto this whilst the paint was still wet and using a baby wipe, wiped away the paint through the stencil.



I then added painted circles around the edge of this, and just let it grow bigger.  I tried not to overthink this part, just get the paint on – I’m not striving for perfection – I want it to have an arty look.  I also didn’t let it dry in between changing colours




I used Dina Wakley Paint in ‘Magenta’, ‘Turquoise’, ‘Ocean’ & ‘Lime’.



Working quickly, whilst the paint was still wet, I rubbed a baby wipe through parts of the Dot Stencil and lifted some of the colour.



I then added some Dina Wakley ‘Black’ Paint in swirls, again, the messier the better!



I added some doodling with a black pen (dots, scribbles), and then used the smallest doily shape from the Doily Stamp Set to create some circular patterns.


I also stamped one of the doily shapes into the very centre using black ink



Time to move on to the photos and the layering.

I stamped a few of the ‘Doily Stamps’ onto white cardstock.  They just stamp beautifully, perfect every time!



I cut these out and added them behind my photos.

I also made some tags and embellishments from some of my paper scraps and added these in too. They looked great when I added some of the word strips from the Kit's cut-apart sheet.

The quote on the blue tag comes from the ‘Stamp Set’.



I poked some netting/bandage around the photos too and then added all this using foam tape to lift it up off the background.

I finished it off by journaling around the outside edge of the painted mandala.



More Inspiration 

For more ideas from Tammy, hop over to her personal blog, she made two my layouts with our mini kit!

Follow her on Insta for my daily mixed media inspiration


2 Responses

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December 19, 2020

I am feeling much blessed to be here and reading your thought provoking blog. It has truly increased my knowledge. I will surely come again and again to overcome my thirst for knowledge.
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Donna Stevens
Donna Stevens

July 21, 2019

Your Art made me buy this kit it is GORGEOUS, thank you for sharing the steps <3

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