Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Challenge 4 - Designer Layouts

What a fun challenge, Ali. Here are the Method Playground Designers' glass bead and glaze layouts.

First, we have Becky's take on the challenge. She used the micro beads that came in a multi-pack from ArtAccentz. You can see that she made the bulk of her layout with a transparency.

Second, we have Alicia's take. Alicia used Queen and Company Felt Fusion (she cut fall leaves pieces apart) and applied Diamond Glaze in some of the openings and layered with red glass beads. She also made the wing on her clear bird out of the beads. * Her Tip....Use a paper piercer to apply and/or straighten the beads.

Next, we have Deborah's layout. Deb printed the parentheses from photoshop and placed the paper underneath a transparency scrap, using the paper as a guide for the glue. She ended up cutting the shape out, leaving a wide margin, before adhering to the page.

Last, we have Jennifer's (my) layout. I decided to use clear glass beads on painted yellow chipboard to add to the theme of the sandy layout. I did not have diamond glaze, so I gave it a shot with mod podge. Patterned papers and chipboard are all from Studio Calico's October kit.
ALTERNATIVE TO GLAZE: I did one more layout (why quit when you are having fun?). This time, I decided to see what else glass beads would stick to. I painted the swirls on the paper and then immediately dumped green glass beads on the wet paint.

Now it's your turn! Remember.... there are lots of ways to play, even if you do not have glass beads or diamond glaze. Why not use larger beads or a different adhesive? I used mod podge on my "Lessons" layout and paint on my "Faces" Layout.

Let's see what you have!

FYI: Ali also found a place where you can order a free sample of Diamond Glaze:


Anonymous said...

i did mine already :P

I used beads & glue from stix2

for the title & then used the glossy accents on my "a" accent for shine & dimension. Loved this challenge! Looking forward to the next one! i may have to play this one again though ;)

oops, almost forgot, here's my layout:


jlajla said...

Just wanted to give a shout out to our very own Becky... Erin Lincoln picked her bead layout for the page of the day at her CK blog. Congrats, Becky!

Athena said...

Congrats Becky! It is an awesome LO!

Here's mine:

I had to go out and buy beads since I packed mine up and sent them to our new home already. And the adhesive was KI Gloo, which works perfectly for this! I had lots of fun on this, thanks for the challenge!

Jessica said...

This is mine. I used Diamond Glaze on certain parts of the transparency, then dropped seed beads in it. The photos and one piece of cardstock are under the overlay, the rest is on top. TFL!
Jessica Barnett

Jeannine said...

Here is my contribution:

I didn't have a chance to make a whole l/o so I made a card.

I have had these clear seed beads for ages and ages...:)

I used the clear seed beads on some American Crafts snowflake chipboard. I used Aleen's Tacky Glue as the adhesive.

Andrea said...


I had alot of fun with this one I used glossy accents and art accents festival sparklerz (a combo of seed beads and glitter)

a.l. clark said...

I went out and hunted down some mirobeads and diamond glaze (after three LSS visits and a crop) and finally had success! I used the microbeads on the flower and title, and love the extra sparkle--my first time trying it out, thanks for the challenge!


Lauren Z said...

OK- I left A Email the other day for the MP Gals becasue I was not sure where to post my layout\projects. But I guess here is the place :)

Here is the link to my Blog where I posted them. Thanks for looking.

Alisa said...

I left my link under Ali's post.

Anonymous said...

I hope this is okay to post it like this. This was fun. Im going to try some more.

Shannon said...

I've had these beads forever (they came in a monthly kit I got over a year ago) and was never inspired to use them until today when I saw this challenge. I used liquid glue and "drew" swirls on the layout and then added beads to the glue. What a great challenge!
Here's my layout:

Anonymous said...

Here is mine! I will have to use this technique again--thanks for the inspiration as usual!