Happy National Scrapbook Day 2015!! Today, scrapbooking takes on many different forms from the traditional 12x12 layouts to smaller formats like 8.5 x 11, 6x6 and the ever growing popular pocket scrapbooking. Whichever form you prefer, we are all story tellers and love to preserve our family memories for generations to come. That is why I love that we take out the first Saturday each May to celebrate this wonderful hobby. Today I'm sharing this 12 x 12 layout I created using several different mixed media products. I must admit this background started out as an experiment, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not but once it was dry I loved it. I got the idea for this layout from watching Missy Whidden's You Tube Videos. She always uses this plastic bag , watercolor, and mist technique to add color to her backgrounds. You can check out her You Tube videos HERE to see what I'm talking about. When I first saw Missy using this technique I knew I had to try it.
Instead of using a smaller sized plastic bag I used one of those over sized Ziploc bags that are a little bigger then a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock. I started by randomly misting one side of the Ziploc bag with Tattered Angles Blue Ribbon Chalkboard Mist. Once I had a large area misted I flipped the Ziploc bag over and gently pressed it over my 12 x 12 sheet of teal cardstock. I gently applied pressure to the Ziploc bag with my fingers and moved the mist all around the cardstock to get the look I desired. Once the blue background color was dry I added some stenciling with an old stickers sheet, a Faber-Castell stamper's big brush pen, and a black pen.
To add another texture to my background I added some text stamping in black right over all my stenciling and misted background. And I couldn't resist adding in some vellum, acrylic, and wood veneer embellishments. Below is a close up of the title area...I used some bright pink glittered Thickers from American Crafts, which I sprayed with the same Tattered Angles Blue Ribbon Chalkboard Mist I used for my background.
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Supplies: Cardstock- / Patterned Paper- Heidi Swapp Mixed Company Collection / American Crafts Thickers- Shoebox Pink / Canvas Corp Stamp Set- Savor The Moment / Tattered Angles Chalkboard Mist- Blue Ribbon / CTMH Ink Pad- Black / Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pen- Pink Madder / Embellishments- Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper, Elles Studio / Black Pen