American Vintage Mixed Media Layouts

The new American Vintage line is just chock full of amazing papers, cards, tags, ephemera and more!  The collection is just perfect for those vintage car pictures, vacation days, moments in travel, or your rustic pictures.  I took these papers in a completely different direction to show how versatile this collection really is!!


Journey Mixed Media Layout

I took this selfie of myself on our vacation to Colorado last year.  I was watching my kids fish and playing with taking a picture of myself but still showing the beauty of the lake behind me, then I played with Instagram and all their color choices it gave me and I loved the feel of this one when I saw it.  I have been waiting to scrap it since I took it, and this collection was just perfect!!  It was the right mix of grunge and art and the colors of the picture and the papers were amazing together!!

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I used the wonderful “State Plates” and “Go and See” along with sections of the American Vintage Journal Cards to create this layout.  I loved the idea of the state plates, because it reminded me of all the places I have been or want to go in my life (and that is just the US).  And the “Go and See” papers are just full of these amazing quotes, I used “not all the wonder are lost”, “keep the desire to explore”, and “replace fear with curiosity”.  All of these quotes just reminded me of how I felt when I look at this picture – hence the title “The joy is in the Journey not the Destination”.



I paired these wonderful papers with lost of bits of bobs from Canvas Home Basics, 7 Gypsies, and Tattered Angels to create this grungy bit of art – Clothespins in White and Chocolate, White cord rope, Camera charm, Burlap, Manila Tickets, Satchel Glimmer Glam, Black Magic Glimmer mist, Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, Plain Jane Peach, and High Impact White paint.

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I used layers of gesso with stencils and added layers of the Glimmer Mists and Glimmer Glam on top with the High Impact Paint to achieve the look I wanted.

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I then added in the layers of papers, embellishments, fibers, clothespins, stickers, cork, and pictures and added in a few fun items like charms and flowers to top it all off.

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Supplies Used

Cardstock – Core’dination

Patterned Papers  – 7 Gypsies

Journal Cards/Ephemera – 7 Gypsies

Charms – 7 Gypsies

Fibers – Canvas Home Basics

Clothespins – Canvas Home Basics

Paints/Mists – Tattered Angels

Gesso – Prima

Stencil – Imagination Crafts

Stickers – Paper House

Cork – Paper House

Flowers – Prima

Ink – Prima

Doily – Recollections

Punch – EK

Adhesive – Xyron


Mining Tour – Vintage Layout

On the same trip to Colorado as the above layout we took a small day trip to a old mining camp.  We got to pan for gold and copper, and actually go in the mine to see how it worked from 150 years ago until the mine closed 50 years ago.  My kids had a blast seeing how everything work, especially panning for “gold”,  The American Vintage Collection was perfect for this layout as our tour and experience was all about Vintage America!!  My picture we nothing like what you see, the kids were all wearing all bright colors, and the mining hats and clothes were all bright yellow, they did not go at all with the colors of the papers.  So I printed all the pictures in black and white (but this did not look good either) and instead of wasting more ink or money printing I used my chalk ink in a light brown and turned each photo in a vintage look by inking over the entire front of the picture, note to self to print in sepia next time!!

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I love the concept of the papers with the experience we had while on this little fun trip.  I used the “Go and See” for the wonderful quotes and sayings, the front and back of the “Across the USA” for little words and also as the background page, various American Vintage cards and tags, and even the wonderful Gypsy Moments Cards work wonderfully with this collection too!!

I loved the idea of pointing to the location of trip on the map, so I used the cap from the Black Magic Glimmer mist and coated it with the liquid and create a ring around the location.  I then used 2 “vintage” 7 Gypsies arrows (see even the retired items rock) to emphasis the point.

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I used a lot of other wonderful 7 Gypsies, Canvas Home Brands, and Tattered Angels products on this layout including manila envelopes, white cord rope, cardboard flute tiles, various washi tapes, keys, red clothespins, silver metal studs, burlap flag mini shapes, Black Magic Glimmer mist, Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, and Plain Jane Red Rose Spray.

I love the striking look of the red with the vintage feel of the papers, and to have the clothespins hold up my pictures look so cute!!  To darken the red a bit I just inked the top with some light brown ink. I also wanted a darker feel behind the pictures so I sprayed the burlap flags with Black Magic Glimmer Mist and darkened the white cord the same way.  I used may payers of the washi tapes (some from Canvas Home Basics and some from my stash) to create the base for the hanging pictures so they were not just floating on the layout.

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I found this “vintage” 7 Gypsies metal “share” in my stash and had to use it, it worked so well with the cut out word moments to say “share moments” – how fun!!

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Supplies Used

Cardstock – Core’dinations

Patterned Papers  – 7 Gypsies

Journal Cards/Ephemera – 7 Gypsies

Metals – 7 Gypsies

Fibers – Canvas Home Basics

Clothespins – Canvas Home Basics

Cardboard – Canvas Home Basics

File Folders – Canvas Home Basics

Burlap – Canvas Home Basics

Paints/Mists – Tattered Angels

Washi Tape – Canvas Home Basics & Prima

Ink – Prima

Doily – Recollections

Wood – Pink Paislee

Adhesive – Tombow

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