Monday, December 26, 2016

Mixed Media Prayer Journal Tutorial Part 1

Creating a mixed media junk journal using scraps from my shop.  Part I shows the construction of the cover, book binding, and inside pages.

This book is going to be a prayer journal.  It will have areas for pics of family, journaling sections to keep track of prayer requests, praise reports, areas for scripture memory work, Bible study plans, as well as thoughts and reflections section.

Design theme will be vintage 18th Century, French and English influences, with a touch of shabby chic!

Working right now on video showing the mixed media tutorial of designing the cover, spine, and back panels.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed New Year!


Monday, December 12, 2016

Creating Unique Hand-Made Vintage Style Wrapping Paper and Tags

With upcycling and repurposing a focus right now for crafters, I played with designing gift wrapping paper and matching tags using scrap Kraft packing paper from my shop.
Smoothing out the packing paper, I then randomly hand-stamped the vintage angel and Believe images using Ranger Archival Ink in black. 
The tag uses matching scrap Kraft cardstock as a base sheet, then topped with a second sheet of the hand-stamped image of the angel. 
The tag has jute twine secured at the top with tails and also a scrap piece of matching green ribbon knotted with tails.

I distressed the edges of the top sheet with Vintage Photo ink and then sprayed the image using Tattered Angels glimmer mist in a light gold color.
The repeated pattern carries across the entire sheet of paper, so even the back is decorated.

The crinkled Kraft packing paper lends an aged effect to this hand-made vintage shabby chic style of packaging. 

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Merry Christmas,