Creative Embellishments & DecoArt: Ancestry Double Layout

Welcome back scrappy friends!
Today I am sharing a layout that I created for an upcoming class at a local crop. I don’t normally do double layouts, but thought this would be a great way to share some fabulous vintage techniques with some of my favourite Creative Embellishments chipboard.


Creative Embellishments Chipboard Used:

Grunge Gear Corner              Heritage Word Set                 Large Gears Set

Other Products Used:
DecoArt Metallic Lustre- Gold Rush, Iced Espresso, Copper Kettle
DecoArt Acrylic Paint- Sea Aqua, Raw Umber
DecoArt Dazzlin Metallics- Bright Brass
DecoArt 18×18 Stencil- Fleur Medallion
Distress Spray Stain– Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Distress Oxide Ink– Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Color Bloom Spray- Golden Walnut
Sponge, Stencil Brush, Paint Brush
Water Mister
Burlap String, Vintage Linen Ribbon
Cardstock- Black, Cream, Kraft
Corrugated Cardboard
Tim Holtz Creativity Kit
Tonic Paper Edge Distresser
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L– Crafty Foam Tape, 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Ultra, Creative Photo Corners Black, Adhesive Dots Micro


A closer look at the first page.
I first treated each piece of chipboard using Distress Spray Stain, Black Soot and Walnut Stain. Then using DecoArt Metallic Lustre, Gold Rush and Espresso I rubbed on some metallic shimmer to bit of each piece. On the title I rubbed the gold all along the bottom of the word. Finally I took the DecoArt teal paint and I watered it down quite a bit. Then with a brush, I brushed on parts of just a few pieces. It then dries in sort of an opaque way.

I used the 18×18 DecoArt Stencil with DecoArt Americana Raw Umber Paint with a stencil brush on either end of the layout first. Then once dry, I came back with a sponge and Dazzlin Metallic Bright Brass Paint, and added colour to just the tips of the medallion.


I took plain Kraft cardstock tags that I cut myself, crumpled them, then spritzed them heavily with water. Then misted them with Color Bloom Spray, Golden Walnut. Dry with a heat gun. It will dry with that tea dyed look, with the added bonus of a little extra sparkle.
This double layout has one matted 5×7 on the left hand side, and 3 matted 3×4 photos on the other side of the layout.


Using a Tonic Paper Edge Distresser, I distressed most of the cardstock layers before inking them of course. Some parts of the layout I inked in both brown and black ink.


I added burlap string to some of the tea dyed tags.
When adding each of the layers of my layout, I used Crafty Foam Tape for lots of dimension.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

2 thoughts on “Creative Embellishments & DecoArt: Ancestry Double Layout

  1. What an inspiring layout! It is so good, it inspires me to scrap some of my old family pictures. You did a wonderful job on it.


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