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A bit about this project:
Currently there are two major trends in scrapbooking: Mixed Media and Pocket page project life. Both of those trends are totally not "my cup of tea". The first one is a messy style where gesso, pastes, mists and paints are your page stars and it is very artistic, but it doesn't tell the story, so I don't even call it a real scrapbooking.
The second kind is a real scrapbooking with a lot of photos, lot of journaling, but it's totally flat and not so creative after all. So somewhere between those two ends of the scale I find my kind of scrapbooking and I call it "light Mixed Media story telling". I do use gesso, paints, mists, stamps etc on my pages, but then I add more than one photo, write journaling and leave if reasonably flat , so I can insert it into a plastic sleeve. This page is this kind of my scrapbooking.
Step by step instructions:
1. Tear the patterned glitter paper from Garden paper pad on the top ( I used Plant love paper backside); ink the edges with blue ink. Use a mask and a light green texture paste to make three circles of rays on the top and in the middle of the page as shown. Let it dry. Stamp background leaves and swirls over the page with brown permanent ink. Mist a bit over the page and let it dry.
2. Make an envelope with a piece of patterned paper from the same pad; make the half circle cut on the top and insert two handmade tags with some hidden journaling on the back. Glue 3 larger photos as shown over a piece of torn glitter paper from Generations pad we used to make the envelope before. Cover the right photo with inked chipboard film frame.
3. Cur two small frames from another paper from the same pad and insert two small landscape photos inside. Glue the frames as shown. Tear a piece of garden paper, ink the edges, fold it and adhere on the upper part of the page as shown. Ink the leaves chipboard and glue it over the folded strip, then add the wavy film strip.4. Adhere all 3d stickers as shown and add some gold glitter glue over the leaves on the top and over the small frames on the bottom .Staple a piece of natural twine to connect the top and the bottom of this page.
Generations paper pix
Garden paper pix
Family portrait 3d stickers
Cardstock: American Crafts
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Inks, glitter glue: Ranger
Chipboards: Creative Embellishments
Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Mask: Memory Box
Other: twine, texture paste
I also enter this page to Creative Embellishments- My favorite embellishments monthly challenge. I love- lovew- love those film strips! All kinds of them and used a couple for this project.