This issue is full of super inspiring techniques. I want to try so many of them, this magazine is going to be sitting on my desk for a while. 🙂 Here’s a peek at my mini album, I created a muslin base, and used Gelatos and Aquarelles by Design Memory Craft to color it, and using PITT artist pens to hand write my journaling.
everyone, Mou Saha here from
Creating Keepsakes magazine. Holidays are
here and it’s the time of gift giving. Any gift becomes extra special when it’s
wrapped with love and some creativity.
wrapping paper, dress pattern tissue, some patterned tissue from Tim Holtz,
book paper, Diecut border, lace trim, tissue tape, chipboard letters, decoupage
medium, sewing machine, and a gift topper.
decoupage some dress pattern tissue onto kraft wrapping paper. The sizes will
depend on the size of your gift. Layer small pieces of decorative tissue and
book paper on top and seal with a coat of decoupage medium. Let dry.
the piece is dry, fold it in half and machine stitch the left and right edges.
with the pocket structure complete, decorate with trims, diecut borders, and
chipboard letters. Attach a gift topper with some tissue tape for extra cheer.
your gift in with a special note and it would surely make someone very merry
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short trip St. Charles, Chicago and like always, brought some mementos from the
show: a show booklet, the sleeve from my drink cup, a napkin from the resort
that was the show venue, my badge, etc.
focal photo on a scrapbook page. I planned to create a pocket with the embossed
paper to hold some of the stuff.
big to fit in my sketchbook. So, I decided to switch to a bigger journal. But
first, I colored the front page of the booklet with color pencils.
tucked some mementos into the pocket.
is, it is a texture paste that looks like handmade paper, has the
consistency of cake frosting, can be applied with a palette knife or
with your fingers, dries fast, and takes colors well.
you might have read my post about Fiber paste. In that post I
mentioned that I’ll use the left over textured block in another
project. So, here it is with a slight recap from the original post.
cardstock and applied fiber paste in small quantities using a palette
knife. I removed the stencil and cleaned it off immediately.
paper where my photo went and saved that block for a future card.
layer at a time, as shown below.
paste in your art!
everyone, Mou Saha here from
Creating Keepsakes magazine. Summer’s
almost over and it’s time to go back to school! My daughter’s 9 and going to 5th
grade this year. She is into art journaling in her own way. So I thought I’ll
style an extra composition book for her to do her own thing. Let me show you
with a plain regular composition book like this one.
a sanding block or sand paper to tone down the glossy surface while giving the
covers some tooth to grab the adhesive in the next step.
this on both the front and back covers.
the dust off with a towel to get the book ready for the next step. I used gel
medium to layer some old book paper and library receipt on the cover.
it’s dry, turn the book over and trim off the excess papers using a sharp craft
knife. Repeat on the back cover.
now comes the most fun part of this project! Gather washi tapes, paper tapes,
sticker borders, etc.…my daughter’s favorite color is blue, so I picked blues
and greens with touches of white, black, and red.
attaching strips of washi tapes starting near the spine. Wrap the tape around
at the top and bottom for a neater finish and to avoid lifting off later.
adding tapes till you have reached the right edge of the composition book. If
you are wondering why I went through the trouble of sanding and layering the
book papers, let me explain… washi tapes are not thoroughly opaque—you can see
what’s underneath. The black stripes of the notebook cover would have made the
tapes look darker and streaky. Plus, I wanted the book papers to peek through
just a bit to make it look more interesting.
draw a label on cardstock and cut it out with scissors. Attach it to the front
cover and seal the whole surface with a light quote of gel medium. You can
still write on the label with a Sharpie.
I take your leave, let me share some info about my upcoming Mixed Media
workshop at CKU.
Get your art on mixed media style as you collage together two scrapbook layouts
while learning to use some of the hottest and trendiest products in the
industry. Come and explore techniques using gelatos, canvas postcards , spray
mists, modeling paste, dress patterns, chipboard, stencils, watercolor pencils,
and more. You’ll leave with enriched artistic technique skills that you can
apply at home to your scrapbook layouts and other creative projects. Featuring
latest products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts, 7 Gypsies, Canvas
Corp, Studio Calico, and The Crafters Workshop. See you in class!
Class length: 1.50 hours
Finally, I added some details with colors, doodling, and journaling.
I also got to use some white Mister Huey mist that I got at the convention. I love Mister Huey, and I’ve been eyeing the white mist for some time. 🙂