For the first layout, I used one of the exclusive Scrapbook Circle 3x4 cards in a traditional way. I used a typewriter to journal on it and then I tucked it next to my photo:
In the next layout, I used 3 different 3x4 cards as part of the layout design. I liked that the left hand one included a sentiment, the middle card featured an image and on the right hand card I adhered a photo trimmed down so part of the 3x4 card design was peeking out.
With the large brush, paint on gesso starting a thick application at the top of the page and gradually thinning out by the middle.
Once dry, take the Gelatos and color a thick smudge at the top of the page where the gesso is the thickest.
You can mix and match colors or use different shades of one color.
Then spray the Gelatos with water and allow the color to drop. This won't work as well if you do not prime the paper with gesso first because the Gelatos will sink into the paper.
Let dry and dab with a clean paper towel.
Once my background was dry I started applying my photos and 3x4 cards. This time I mounted my cards on slightly larger pieces of patterned paper to make them really stand out.
How are you using the 3x4 cards?