Stenciled, gel press background – STAMPlorations

Hello there everyone, here comes my STAMPlorations mixed media tutorial and start-to-finish video. I thought I´d create a scrapbook layout this time for a change. This is the layout I created using various ARTplorations stencils:

Here is how I created the layout:

1. Take a piece of residue paper and a piece of white cardstock, some acrylic paints in your favorite colours and a small Gelli plate and a brayer.

2. Add a few drops (very little paint goes a long way here!) of acrylic paint onto the Gelli plate, spread onto the surface with a brayer. See the video on more details!

3. Press the Gelli plate surface onto the cardstock and press lightly. Remove plate and you have a lovely paint press image on the paper.

4. Change the color and apply the paint like explained in the steps before. Next place a stencil over the acrylic paint area and roll over gently with the brayer. Next remove the stencil and press the image onto the cardstock piece. This time you will see a pattern in the finished image. Repeat and experiment with various colours and stencil patterns.

5. Take a patterned paper and the „X marks the Spot“ stencil and start applying some modeling paste onto the background thru the stencil with a palette knife. Let dry.

6. Cut the Gelli Plate images into triangles in various sizes. Arrange onto the background, take a photo with your mobile phone to make sure you don´t forget the order. Remove the triangles and apply spray ink splatters onto the background. Let dry.

7. Take „Trendy Feathers 2“ clear stamp set and stamp words onto the background with a gray and black stamp ink very randomly. Stamp more words and a sentiment onto white paper and fussy cut the pieces along the edges. Now adhere the triangles back to the patterned paper surface, add more stamping onto the background, if necessary.

8. Apply some modeling paste with the same „X marks the Spot“ stencil over the triangles for a fun detail. Let dry.

9. Embellish with stickers, wood veneer, puffy stickers and add a alpha sticker title. Adhere the fussy cut words onto the background with the photos. Add a date stamp and write the journaling for the page.

10. Finally add some black texture splatters here and there for additional detail.

Here is the video for more details and step-by-step. All used products are listed on the video. Hope you enjoy!

I hope you get inspired to try out your own gel press, stenciled images and maybe even a fun scrapbook layout with them! Have fun!

Happy scrapping,

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

ARTplorations stencil – X marks the Spot

ARTplorations stencil – Hidden Hearts

ARTplorations stencil – Broken Glass

ARTplorations stencil – Plaid Maker

STAMPlorations clear stamp set – Trendy Feathers 2

 

Die cut scrapbook layout – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there everyone, it´s my turn to share a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. My passion for paper crafting originally started with scrapbooking, then I discovered other areas of paper crafting and got distracted. Well, I actually broadened my spectrum, to be more precise.

I wanted to go back to creating a layout for a change, so today´s project is combining die cutting and scrapbooking. The basic die cutting forms (rectangles, squares, ovals and circles for example) can be used in so many different ways. On my layout I chose to make them the center of attention. The layout itself is very simple in style. I left quite a lot of white space on my layout and chose to die cut retro styled scrapbooking papers to match my late 1970´s color photo. Building this layout was a little bit like building a puzzle. Here is what I did:

Step 1: I first chose the photo, then picked papers I found suitable for the photo.
Step 2: Next I picked smaller sizes of the rectangle, square and fishtail die cut dies and arranged the die cut pieces next to the photo onto the white cardstock. This way I could pick suitable sizes and decide how I wanted the die cut paper pieces to be arranged on the finished page. Remember to take a picture when you have arranged all die cut dies onto the page, otherwise you will forget the order.

Step 3: Pick different patterned paper sheets and die cut the papers. I tried to use different designs next to each other for a more interesting, playful look.
Step 4: Adhere the background patterned paper and the white cardstock together with double sided adhesive and then start adhering the die cut squares and rectangles onto their predefined places. Adhere the photo and take a relatively large sticker where you can write the journaling in the end.

Step 5: Grab some white cardstock and die cut various Leafy Brances with your die cutting machine. Adhere the pieces onto the squares for additional detail. Leave some squares empty and fill some. That way the background will look more interesting to the eye.

Step 6: Add wood veneer pieces or other embellishments for additional decoration and use sticker letter to write the title of the page. That is basically all there is to this page. Depending on the colors and forms you choose, the result can look very different. I hope you give this idea a try!

Here is also a star-to-finish video for you to watch the various steps and to give you a better idea on how this layout came together:

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Happy scrapping,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Leafy Branch 2
Pair of Leaves 1
Leafy Branch 3
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White Cardstock
Dotted Scallop Squares
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
Stitched Rectangles
Stitched Squares

Other:
Stickers
Alpha Stickers
Black pen
Wood veneer
Patterned Paper

Masculine, rustic boho style layout – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, everyone and happy Saturday!!! It has been a LONG, LONG while, since I made a scrapbook page. I have been „distracted“ by other types of projects recently. Then this photo fell into my hands, while cleaning up the mess the burglars left behind when they broke into our house earlier this year…and I don´t know if it was due to the emotional ups and downs after the burglary or something else that made me feel the urge to document some stories again.

I wanted to document my thoughts about my dad onto this page. He sadly didn´t get to live a very long life and I never really got to say goodbye. So there are lots of things that still dwell in my mind from time to time. I wanted to record these things, put them on paper. The journaling, because very personal, is hidden inside the envelope. I put it there, so my boys one day can read it and get a better idea of our family history. It is part of their story too.

So a big part of my layout making is documenting, putting thoughts and feelings down on paper. BUT I also have fun with the product!!! 🙂

I´ve used plenty of Canvas Corp Brands (Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp & 7gypsies) product on this layout. In the video you will find all the used product listed and will get a better idea on how I proceed when creating a layout. Hope you like it!

For more details and a full supply list with links, please also see the Canvas Corp Brands blog HERE.

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Loved much? – Canvas Corp Brands

Starting off with a white paper is one of my favorite things to do when scrapbooking. Creating a unique background to each layout is such a fun, creative process and there is for sure no second page alike. The Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins papers are also perfect for this purpose! You can color them in with watercolor, paints, mists, inks, pastels and more. Here is the paper I started with:

And here is what I ended up with after mixing lots of yummy Tattered Angels color and Canvas Corp fussy cut papers together:

SONY DSCIf you haven´t tried the Mixed Media Origins papers yet, here are a few good reasons why you definitely should:

1. the paper feels like fabric
2. it is extra strong and you cannot tear it easily
3. the paper will dry flat after applying water and heavy paints
4. it can be fussy cut into smaller pieces and holds its shape
5. the paper is two sided so you have your choice in designs (now, we all know how hard it is to choose a side, so you might actually want to buy doubles 😉 …)
6. coloring is very much in trend now, so why not create your own coloring book style layout backgrounds with these papers?

I wanted to use there photos, as they have a special meaning to them. The great cousins meet after a long time (in London, as it happens, how practical that the paper is London/UK themed! And a total coincidence!!!).  Two of the kids are almost grown up, and the other ones still very little. There is so much admiration from the little ones towards the big ones, and the grown up boys patiently play and goof around with the small kiddos.  Then comes the sudden attack of affection. What special memories!!! I just needed to capture these precious moments on a layout.  I chose to print my photos in black and white, and use lots of happy Tattered Angels colors on the papers. In a start-to-finish video tutorial you can see how this layout comes together.

SONY DSCSupplies:
1. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist: Olive Vine, Aquamarine, Italian Sunset, Turquoise, Sugar Maple, Summer Glow, Marigold & Tea Cup
2. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Mist: Alaskan Salmon
3. Tattered Angels – Plain Jane Baseboard: Iris & Cardboard
4. Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint: Antique Gold, Black & Light Blue
5. Canvas Corp – Mixed Media Origins collection – Melody
6. 7gypsies – Ordre du jour 8×8 paper variety pack
7. Canvas Corp – Mix & Match pad – Spring Showers
8. White paint pen – Dylusions by Ranger
9. Wood veneer – Studio Calico
10. Canvas Corp – Turquoise and Orange burlap yarn strips
11. Black pen – Staedtler
12. Alphabet thickers – American Crafts
Tools:
1. Paint brushes
2. Heat tool
3. Precision scissors
4. Stapler
5. Paper glue – Aleene´s

Here is a how to video for my scrapbooking layout.

 Step 1: Mist the background with Tattered Angels mists.  Add white color with the paint pen to the words in the middle of the Origins papers, and add High Impact Paint splatters here and there. Color some details along the edges of the paper. (see the video for reference on the different steps)
Step 2: Next, use paint brushes for coloring the flower pieces from the mix & match pad.
Step 3: Fussy cut all of the flowers and butterflies, and fussy cut words from the Ordre Du Jour paper pad.
Step 4: Assemble the photos on top of the colored pieces, and then add the burlap yarn, the fussy cut words, and wood veneer around the photos.
Step 5: Lastly, add journaling and the title with white alphabets. Have fun!
SONY DSC SONY DSCI hope you get inspired to try some of these papers and colours out yourself!!!
Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna