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Bryce Canyon National Park Art Journal Page

Art Journaling Metallic Paint Stamped Tissue Paper Acrylic Ink StampingOn 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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Scrapbook Page With Watermark Ink and Metallic Paint

Scrapbooking VersaMark Embossing Machine Stitching
This page started with the colors teal and copper. I was inspired by a photo on Pinterest. I usually don’t start a pages with a color scheme, but  a vision for this page wasn’t coming together for me. So I tried a different approach.

Inspiration Metallic

I started with a piece of teal cardstock and stamped it with VersaMark ink. VersaMark ink is an embossing ink, but it can also be used for watermark, tone-on-tone stamping. This technique works better with some colors than others so test a scrap or the backside first to see how it will work with your cardstock color. I used a polka dot stamp from Prima to add more interest to the cardstock.
Watermark ink Embossing
I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to frame the title and the photo. I love kraft cardstock in general, but I particularly love it on fall pages. When going through my fall themed papers, I found this older one from Bo Bunny. The colors worked perfectly with my page. It was on a sheet of printed border strips, the bottom of the strip was wavy, but the top edge was straight. I love the wavy look, so I cut the top edge wavy too. I think it adds a nice movement to the page, like the fall wind blowing gently through the trees.

I LOVE metallic paint, and one of my favorite colors is the metallic copper. The paint I used  was from Folk Art. I used a foam brush to apply the paint to the tree stamp. The tree stamp is a large foam stamp mounted on an acrylic sheet made be Prima.

I waited for the paint to dry and mounted the photo. I assembled the page. Then stamped the title word, Hayride, with VersaMark ink and applied copper embossing powder. Then I used my embossing pen to write, going on a, and applied black embossing powder. I LOVE my embossing pen.

Then I stamped embellishment circles and a journaling spot using three different ink colors for interest.

I finished off the whole page by adding some stitching. I used both zigzag and straight stitching. I kept it neat on the edges and flowing straight stitches on the border strip.
Scrapbooking Stamps Machine Stitching Heat Embossing

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Scrapbook Page With Irregular Circles

card stock sewing

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.

card stockMr. Campy Stamp Blue Luster Embossing Powder

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Cousins Scrapbook Page

Heat Embossing Hand Cutting

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.

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Finding Balance

Serpentine Writing Collage

I have found it difficult to art journal and scrapbook during the same time period. I want to do both. I love them both for different reasons. But I find I am either doing one or the other.

After Christmas, I went on a scrapbooking binge. I am not a fast scrapbooker, but I made fifty pages from Christmas to the end of January.

This page is about my love of both hobbies, and how I want find balance with these hobbies. I want to be able to create works in both in the same week!

This page has spot painted tissue paper decoupaged in places. I also used stamping. I was playing with serpentine shapes in my writing on this one. I used some dollar bin Michael’s tape on this.

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Fun With Foam Stamps

Art Journaling Foam Stamps

I found some cute foam stamps at a local surplus store. I made this page, so I could play with them! I painted a few colors of acrylic paint on the background and added some seaweed. I applied paint to the stamps with a foam brush. I added details with pens.

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Mess It Up With Ink Art Journal Page

Blown Ink Film Canister Stamping

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.

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