On this page, I wanted to pay tribute to Bryce Canyon National Park, which has a special place in my heart. I started with a background of blue paint. Then built up layers of brown, peach, metallic copper, and white to build the hoodoos of the park. I used acrylic ink to write the title and for the ink drops. I stamped a text border along the edge. Then stamped some tissue paper with a text stamp and used semi-gloss gel medium to apply it to the page.
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I pulled a couple of photos to scrap and was really into all the blue tones in the pictures. I was also thinking about how I loved the irregular circles on a piece of paper in the new Twig line by Little Yellow Bicycle. Since I don’t have that paper (at least not yet!), I tried to recreate the circles on my page. While cutting the circles, it helps to wiggle the paper to get them more irregular. I used a bunch of blue scraps I had for this. I layered them and sewed them down with some equally irregular stitches.
This is one of my recent scrapbook pages. The photo isn’t great, but I love what it represents — my son and my niece and their special bond.
This took longer than I wanted. My sewing machine gave me some grief, but I eventually got it working. This page has hand cutting and journaling, sewing, heat embossing , and chalking.
I incorporated the shadow in the photo into the page design.
My starting point for this page playing with watercolor pencils. After coloring the page, I used water to “paint” the page. I hadn’t played with these type of pencils in years. The set of watercolor pencils I had was an inexpensive set from Colorific that I acquired second-hand. I was a little disappointed that the pencil lines didn’t blend out more. I then applied paint to an old film canister and stamped with it. When it was dry, I journaled around the circles. I thought the page needed something more. I let it sit a few days, then I took acrylic ink and blew it around the page with a drinking straw. I love the look of blown paint or ink, but the process of blowing the paint makes me dizzy.