Mixed Media art journal page

Art Journal page

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Hello crafty friends,
Last week in our mixed media post I shared how I decorated my new junque journal cover.
This week I’m sharing the first page in this journal.
Decorating the cover of your art journalAs you can see I used a lot of the same colours, they’re some of my favourites from the Dina Wakley heavy bodied paints and I even used some of the same stencils. This kraft colour, folded art page is from the refill pack from the Vicki Boutin Junque Journal.


I thought a little bit about how the interior page went with the folded flap but tried not to over think and just used the same paint colours.  Using some torn tissue pieces I created a visual triangle to help lead the eye. One of the pieces is folded over the crease so it peeks out when the page is closed.
I just had fun with several different stencils to create this page. Quick and easy.
I really like how some of the pages in this journal are already folded, it’s something so simple, but I just don’t think about doing that.

Mixed media art journal, junque journal page What have you been working on lately?

I hope you found some inspiration for your own art journal pages. If you have any questions let me know in your comments. Happy crafting!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sunday card share - Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Sunday card share #80 – Deco Foil Transfer gel

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Happy Sunday!
Today’s share is all about foiling mixed with some product information. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know the Nerds love Deco Foil. 😀

Thermoweb released a new product call Transfer Gel and it recently hit our shelves and my crafting desk,  I’ve created a video and a few cards to share how the Transfer Gel works and you can see a list of my supplies at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a closer look at the cards I created. Card Share - Deco Foil Transfer Gel - Happy Birthday card

Happy Birthday card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Thinking of you card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Thinking of you card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

It's Your Bithday card with Deco Foil Transfer Gel

If you have any questions about the Deco Foil Transfer Gel or the projects created, please comment on this post and we will be happy to help.

Happy crafting!

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Nathalie’s Friday Recap

 

Hello Crafty Friends,

Can you believe we are at the end of my reveal week?!!.   This month’s projects were all inspired by the saying, ” April Showers bring May’s Flowers”, and boy!  did I  use flowers for all of this week’s projects.   Let me show you what i was inspired to create:

  • You Are My Bright Side.  The beautiful May cut file from Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine was the starting point for this page.  The fussy cut elements from the the Oh My Heart collection complete this page all about my little niece

 

  • 14!    This month’s Silhouette Savvy Series entry focuses on altering one cut file to obtain multiple looks and projects.   Once again the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine cut file was used, and the samples were created using Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day collection, and Simple Stories Faith collection.

 

 

  • Thumbs Up.    Continuing with the floral inspiration for the month,  this project features one of the paper cut outs that is included in the 12×12 paper pads from Pink Paislee’s Oh My Heart collection, a few french knots, and a colorful mixed media background.

 

  • MOM.   May is  the month to celebrate Moms!   For  this project, i created the cut file -which is available for free at the Scrapbook Nerd Store – and the gorgeous Kaisercraft Wildflower collection to document a sweet embrace between my mom and the littlest.

 

I hope these all serve as inspiration for your own projects.   Flowers never go out of style, and the paper kind last forever.

Remember to stop by the Scrapbook Nerd store to pick up the free cut file ( I would love to see what you create with it!), and to check all the materials used in these projects.  There is a lot of beautiful floral papers available in the store’s shelves.

I am a comment away if you have any questions on how any of these projects came together.

 

Take care!

 

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

 

 

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Silhouette Savvy Series – One cut file, multiple ideas –


Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you all are doing well, and enjoying the beautiful colors that are popping here and there after all those April showers (even though our part of Canada has been hit with lots of rain in May, also!).

This month I wanted to show you how versatile cut files can be, and how you can use the cut file  in different projects just by altering it a bit.    For this post, I am using the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine free May 2017 cut file.

Scrapbook and Cards Magazine free May 2017 cut file

 

  • I was blessed to be this month’s SCT guest cut file designer, and got the opportunity to play with the cut file, so the first layout created features the cut file as  it was designed.

 

By simply rotating the original image, I was able to frame a large picture of my sister and her little  ( i used Simple Stories Faith collection for this layout)

 

 

  • The second layout created with this cut file features the flower ring as part of the layout’s mat, here is how I altered the cut file:

After highlighting the entire image, click on the modify window, and chose ” RELEASE PATH”. This is how the image will look like after the command was been activated.

Click,and delete all the images that are attached to the outer ring of the cut file. Make sure that the rest of the image remains unchanged. I have moved to the side all the pieces that were deleted from the image

Once again, highlight (drag the mouse over) the entire image; make sure all the small images are included in the highlighted square. This is how the image would look like after the highlight

After highlighting the image, click on the “MAKE COMPOUND PATH” on the Modify window, or right click menu. The image will look like the original cut file without the outer edge of the ring.

Here is the layout created with this altered cut file.   I chose to balance the page by adding fussy cut flowers to match the ones in the ring, and  a large picture that fit inside the flower ring.

 

  • For the last alteration, I decided to create an entire ring of flowers within the layout’s mat.  Here is how the cut file was altered:

Copy and paste an image of the cut file ( as used in the second layout). Make sure that each ring is a Compound path.

Rotate the ring until the entire inside perimeter of the ring is covered with flowers. It is important that you make sure each flower ring is a COMPOUND path (on its own). The ending leaves of each side of the ring will overlap.

 

After lining the two floral rings so that the perimeters overlap completely; highlight both images, click on the Modify window, and pick the INTERSECT option. The image will look like the picture -each little segment will be individually highlighted –

Highlight the entire image, and using the Modify window, click on the MAKE Compound path command to create the floral ring

 

For this project, the image was cut, and then all the cut outs were backed with papers from the Lovely Day collection.  The entire ring was then backed with vellum, and a light green paper from my stash.

 

 

A bit of hand stitching adds texture to the page, but also secures the layers together.   A bit of foam adhesive under the flowers, helps to add dimension to this page, also.   I added a small picture of my daughter to the background, and took advantage of the rings empty middle space to add embellishments,  Here is the final layout:

 

So there you go!  Cut files are so versatile, just a few little alterations are enough to change the look of the original cut.   There are still so many more opportunities with the cut file,    Next time you want to use  a cut file in a page,  consider altering a bit of the image, this will give you a truly one of a kind page.

I look forward to see how you can alter a cut file.  Remember I am a comment away, if you need assistance with any of the steps shown,

See you all soon!

 

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Art journal cover

New Art Journal – Decorating the Cover

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Hi ya!
I’m starting a new art journal and I actually decorated the cover for once. Most of my journal covers are still blank with some messy paint splatter on them. This Journal is the new Vicki Boutin Junque Journal and I’m excited to start using it.

Decorating the cover of your art journal

decorating my art journal cover decorating my art journal cover

I created a quick time-lapse video to share the process, I hope it gives you some ideas to try.

decorating my art journal coverMy goal was to get some of my favourite paint colours on the cover and play with some new stencils. It’s messy and I like it. 🙂

If you have any questions, let me know in your comments.
Happy crafting!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sunday card share #79

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Hi there, Joy here with you today for our card share.
Today’s card really focuses on the beautiful Mandala stamp from Studio Katia. I love to colour the Mandala, the look changes every time and I’ve used several different mediums. The card today is a gate fold card, it’s been a long time since I made on of those. 🙂

Sunday Card share using Studio Katia stampsThe measurements for this gate fold card are;

  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and
  • it was scored at 2 1/8″ & 6 3/8″

I used Versamark ink to create the polka dot background and the brushstroke area where the sentiment is. The dot stamp and brushstroke stamps are from the Studi Katia Brushstrokes stamp set which I think is a great basic set.

I used Archival ink to stamp the sentiments inside and on the inside of the card.
This card came together quickly after water colouring the Mandal image.

Thank you for stopping the SN blog, I hope you got inspired.
Happy Sunday!

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Paige’s Friday Recap

Hello everyone!

Hope you are planning to join in on some creative fun on Saturday to celebrate (inter)National Scrapbooking Day! I am gearing up to attend the Scrapbook Nerd crop and busy making kits and printing photos.

Here are some of the projects I have shared this week:

  1. Friendship: I used a cut file from Scrapbook and Cards Magazine, and papers and embellishments from the OneCanoeTwo Hazelwood collection in this project. I was inspired by a line on one of the papers that said “Allow hard times to reveal true friends.”
  2. Life is Lovely: I fussy cut this beautiful floral paper from Hazelwood to highlight my photo of the sunrise walk I took with my puppy.
  3. Lucky in Love mini-album: After completing many layouts with this lovely Hazelwood collection, I still had plenty of papers and embellishments left. I decided to make a mini-album for my sister. She sent me photos and some journalling, and I put together an album full of tags, flaps and inserts.
    You can see more here: http://scrapbooknerd.com/blog/a-mini-album-with-tags-flaps-and-pull-outs/
  4. Lastly, I completed a layout using mostly the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. I loved the bright colours that pulled out the bright colours in my photo.
    Thanks for looking and have a wonderful NSD!Paige @ scrapbooknerd.com

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A mini-album with tags, flaps and pull-outs!

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I’m so happy that spring is here finally, despite the rainy days. With spring, I have been enjoying using collections with lovely spring colours and icons. Hazelwood by OneCanoeTwo fits the bill and even after using it on many layouts, I still had a lot of papers and embellishments to work with.

I hadn’t done a mini-album in quite a long time and thought it would make a nice gift for my sister. I asked her to send me photos of things she is grateful for. Luckily for me, she also decided to send me some journalling for each photo. There were both landscape and portrait photos, so I cropped most of them into 4×4 photos. That helped me decide to make the album 6×6.

Inside cover: Celebrate this lovely life.

I cut six papers at 6×12 for the inside pages and scored at 1″, 6″ and 11″, and folded each paper in half. For the outside cover, again cut at 6×12, I scored at 5″, 6″ and 7″, and folded at the 6″ mark. So that each of the inside papers were just slightly smaller than the cover, I trimmed each by 1/8″.

I decided on the order of the pages and then lined up the scored 1″ parts within the spine of the cover. Once they were all lined up, I punched three holes through all the papers. I chose a ribbon and placed the ends down through the two outer holes and up through the middle one, tying a bow.

I wanted to use a lot of tags in this album, to hold the journalling, additional photos, or embellishments. On most pages, I used the photos as pockets to tuck tags in behind.

tucking in tags

hidden journalling on tags

Also, while I sealed the bottom of the pages, I left the tops open. This allowed me to create inserts which hold additional photos. I really enjoyed pairing current photos with much older ones to show how my sister’s family had changed, but not changed all that much.

Traditions through the years

A family that travels together

I made different types of flaps/pull up for the inserts. For this one, the flap covered most of the photo and allowed for a lot of embellishment and then lifted to reveal both the photo and journalling as well as lifting up to another photo.

right side, flap insert

 

flap lifted

insert pulled out

I like that I was able to start the album with my sister and her husband early in their marriage, and end it with him more recently, going to the top of a mountain top for her.

a true love story

This was such an easy collection to use for this project, as everything coordinates but also allows for a diversity of colours and photo types.

Do you enjoy creating min-albums?

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Home Decor – Quote Sign

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Hello nerds,
Joy here today with a home decor project that is a great gift idea or a project to keep for yourself. Making your own quote board or sign at home can be easy to do with stencils.
You can buy a stencil or cut your own with a digital die cutting machine, for my project today I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the quote from cardstock.
Mixed Media quote, home decor idea

I set my machine to double cut to be sure to get a nice cut on the fine detail on some of the letters. The stencil is cut from white 12×12 cardstock and can be reused, be sure to keep the inside cuts on the letters.

Stencil cut on Silhouette Cameo

The key to clean crisp lines when stenciling is to use a dry sponge or brush with a small amount of paint. You can always go back in with another coat of paint. You can see on my project there is some paint bleeding, I should have removed some more of the paint from my sponge.
You can cover the paint bleed after with a small detail brush and the paint you use on the base of your project.  

Because my project is distressed, the extra paint looks okay and goes with the overall feel I was going for when I created the background with acrylic paint and doilies.

I used white paint and a brayer to add some highlights. I held the brayer with a very light touch so it would just skim across the surface.  When everything was dry I went in with a stamp to add some subtle texture and interest. I chose an ink colour similar to the paint colour so it would blend in. 

If you have any question about how this came together, please let me know in your comment.
Thank you for stopping by the SN blog today, I hope you give this a try.

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Sunday Card Share

Sunday card share #78

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Hello crafty friends,
Today’s share has a lot of stamping using just one stamp set. The SK Brush Strokes stamp set is very versatile and it’s a great basic stamp set.

Sunday card share - Studio Katia stamps

I started by stamping the brush strokes on a cream background and I used second generation stamping to get a lighter version of each of the colours.
(second generation stamping is simply stamping a second time without reapplying ink after you’ve stamp an image for the first time.)

I used 3 other stamps from the same set with black & tan ink to add the splatter images. I die cut a small tag from some pattern paper for the sentiment from the Dup Talk stamp set. I added some twine to the tag and then adhered it to the card with double-sided foam tape.

I hope you found some inspiration for your cardmaking. Thank you for visiting the SN blog today, happy crafting!Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com


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