This post is all about being creative with Cornerstones. I had a lot of fun experimenting and decorating the them in different ways. In this post I give several (and simple) examples on things you can do to make Cornerstones be better for your Mosaic Moments pages.
How To Color White Cornerstones
First, I am going to give you a couple of ways to color a White Cornerstone. This is useful because you may like a specific Cornerstone, but the color that would look great on your page is unavailable. Here is the first example:
One way (in my opinion this is the best way) to add color to white Cornerstones is by using chalk ink or stamping ink.
First, you simply need to choose the color ink that would look best with your page. Personally I like to test out my inks since I have more than one shade of the same color. You can just test it on a white piece of paper, and then add the color of your choosing to the Cornerstone.
Second, spread the ink evenly across the Cornerstone to get a solid color. Now you're done!
Here is an example with the chalk ink on a White "Paradise" Cornerstone:
At Mosaic Moments, we like using chalk ink to put around the edges of Cornerstones. This works great if you want a shabby chic look. It is also nice as a type of border around your Cornerstone. In this example I used a white Mr. Snow Cornerstone, but you can use it for any color.
The second way to color a White Cornerstone is by using a marker. I have some Acid Free markers that I use for writing on my scrapbook pages and I used one for the Bells Cornerstone.
Different Ways to Decorate Cornerstones
Decorating Cornerstones is a fun way to get experimental and be creative with your scrapbook pages. I have a few examples of how you can decorate and enhance your Cornerstones.
Using Different Color Paper as the Background
One way to decorate Cornerstones is adding different color paper to the background. It is important to be experimental and see what colors work together and you have to cut the paper to fit behind certain parts of your Cornerstone.
For the example here I wanted to make center of the Sun Cornerstone a differnent color from the triangular shapes. In the picture you can see a piece of orange paper that forms a circular like shape. I cut an orange piece of paper into this shape and checked to make sure it would cover the whole circle without overlapping into the triangle shapes.
Also I would have a main background piece. In this case I have a yellow 2.124 square as my background (see picture above) which I attached behind the orange piece. Now it is finished!
Here is another example with the Pear Cornerstone (As Shown in the example Scrapbook page near the beginning of this post).
This next decorative idea is simpler. This idea is best for if you want your Cornerstone to look distressed and aged. I took a 2013 Carob Cream Cornerstone and wrinkled it up into a ball.
Unfold it and lay it out flat. If you need, lay a heavy object on top for a little while to flatten it out more.
Next take ink (in this case I used a distress ink) and spread it around the edges
Ink around the Cornerstone as needed and let the ink dry. You're done!
My last Cornerstone idea is one of the easiest. It is simply stamping over the Cornerstone. In this example I took the winter words from Clearly Winter clear stamps and stamped it over the white Snowflake Cornerstone. Simple!
Have fun being creative with Cornerstones. You can share your ideas on Journella. I hope you enjoyed this post and that you will check out what I have in store next month on Design Each Moment!