Scrapbook How To: Make a Custom Background with Doilies and Markers

Create a unique background for your scrapbook layout using the intricate pattern from a doily. Use markers to color in and around the doily's design. In the November/December 2012 issue, Suzy Plantamura layered various sizes of doilies to create a one-of-a-kind background.

Steps to Create a Custom Background with Doilies and Markers

Step 1: Adhere doily to paper using removable adhesive.

Step 2: Color in open spaces and around doily using markers.

Step 3: Overlap colored doilies to enhance design.

Coloring Tip: Use multiple shades of the same color to add dimension.

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