Relax mixed media layout

Sometimes you get to take the coolest photo. I don’t have that chance often because my kids are big and don’t cooperate much with taking pictures. But this time it was just perfect. I had the coolest photo! I knew I would create a mixed media layout with it so it will shine! I started with the background. I created a patterned with a stencil and sprays. Then added more pattern with distress ink and a second stencil. I added torn pieces of patterned papers and tissue paper to add more color and texture. I also added cheese cloth which always reminds me of a fish net and goes well with the theme of the layout. I decided not to use flowers for this layout so I added different kinds of embellishments; pieces of old jewelry, sea shells, a string and words I cut from a patterned paper. I also added metal rings which I colored with alcohol ink. Check out …

Mixed Media Canvas layout

Hi crafty friends! I want to share with you a really fun project I created for Basically Bare… a canvas layout. This is not a layout on a framed canvas but a layout on a 12X12 canvas fabric for scrapbooking! This is so much fun to play with… For those of you who never created a page from canvas let me assure you it’s not as scary as it might look. You just need to look at it as working with a 12X12 paper, add all the fun things you can do with it that you can’t do with paper and you get the perfect mix for an amazing project! I started by unpicking slits I made in the canvas. That created a really cool look of unraveled threads that you can’t get when distressing or tearing paper. I did the same thing on all three edges of the canvas. Then I sprayed the canvas with different color sprays. At this point it’s important to remember …

Conversation – mixed media layout

A while ago I caught my grandfather and son on camera while they were completely immersed in a live conversation.  These two can talk for hours about science, machines and philosophy. There is something magical going on between this 90 year old man and his 11 year old great grandson that I wanted to capture on a layout.   In order to create a conversation theme I wanted to use letters and text. I started by layering three patterned papers with text pattern on them after tearing them into the desired shape. Then I added letter stickers and a lot of them. I wanted to created a waterfall of letters symbolizing a flowing conversation.   I added a little mixed media magic with glimmer mist spraying and stenciling with gesso and distress ink. I finished the page with flowers and chipboard embellishments. You can watch the video for a step by step tutorial on how I created this page. This was such …

HOW TO MAKE AN EXCITING MINI ALBUM WITH POCKETS

  Inside: how to make an exciting mini album with pockets for extra photo space   I always prefer pants with pockets because it’s really comfortable when you need to keep something handy like your phone. My mini albums are no different! Making mini album with pockets is not only fun and pretty it’s also very handy when you want to add more than one photo per page.     Mini album with pockets is a type of an interactive mini album that has “moving” elements in it that engages the viewer and allows for more space for photos and journaling. These elements can be pockets, flaps, windows and more.  Find out how to make 20 interactive mini album pages!   WHY MAKE MINI ALBUM POCKET PAGES   It allows you to add more than one photo to a page You can also add journaling cards, memorabilia, tickets and more. It gives your mini album a professional look. Adding pocket …

Interactive Mixed Media Layout

One of my favorite things is scrapbooking is interactive design. I love it when the viewer is part of the story of the layout and needs to find out and discover the story and be a part of it. This video tutorial is all about creating an interactive layout with opening windows. I’m using papers from one of my favorite collections of all times Timepiece by Bo Bunny. I created a brick wall on the paper with modeling paste and stencil and then added the interactive windows. I finished the layout with a few wooden embellishments and flowers. Have fun creating!Einat

A long time ago

I recently found some old photos of me as a child and it made me really nostalgic. I decided to create layouts for them and then bind them into an album. This is a layout with a photo of me and my mom when I was tree years old. I started the layout with a little dripage, stamping and spraying a Prima patterned paper. Then I cut flowers from the One-Up patterned paper from the Doodle Duex collection by Prima which I love and added them to the layout.   I cut the leaf shapes from the same collection’s ribbon and also added one large flower. I added the title and the layout was done. Now I have to do the other layouts….   Have fun creating! Einat

Technique Corner: What do you need to make a great layout?

What do you think is needed to create a great layout? Lots of fancy embellishments, many new and cutting edge techniques or maybe expensive materials? I’ve asked my self that question and the answer surprised me…you actually need very little of those embellishments, techniques or materials. You can create a fabulous layout with paper, ink, gesso and mask! This layout is paper based with a simple easy technique. I started the layout with a circles mask gesso and a little distress ink. I first used the gesso and then the ink to create a continuation in the pattern of the circles. I hit set it to dry the gesso and then puffed some of the gesso with the hit gun.   I then layered paper and paper tags to create dimension as well as different fussy cutting shapes.   Finally I created different sizes of paper flowers and gave them a little more dimension with small touches of gesso around the edges.   Try to challenge yourself …

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