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Layout “Hooray for 2018” – 12×12 scrap page with twist

Scrapbooking is definitely one of the craft forms that doesn’t seem to be losing its popularity – most probably, that’s because it’s an arty way of keeping memories alive. Whether they’re traditional and 100% paper based or more elaborate and mixed media – scrap layouts tend to be personal and filled with individual references and messages.
 
Jennie Thompson played with Canvas Corp Brands products to create a layout celebrating her joining our Creative Crew. As a twist, she not only used Architextures short base but also altered it so that it looked like a real old and rusty piece of metal.

 

altering the 7Gypsies Architextures Short Base – Gate

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I wanted this 7gypsies Architextures Short Base – Gate to look like an old garden gate from a fairy tale storybook for my “Hooray for 2018” scrapbook page. I think I totally achieved that, and I am still pleasantly surprised about it!! My strongest skills are not anything having to do with paints or inks. But the Tattered Angels products made this a total success, and I couldn’t be happier with my little faux-aged, faux-oxidized verdigris “copper” gate 🙂

If I can do this, you can do it too!

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

Jennie used these products alter her gate:
7gypsies Architextures Short Base – Gate
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Verdigris
Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint – Copper
Dina Wakley Media by Ranger white Gesso
Ranger Mini-Mister
Pentel Water Brush Pen
sponge dauber, skinny paint brush
cardboard (paper) embossing tray

 

The 7gypsies Architextures Short Base – Gate comes as a plain, neutral gray vinyl just waiting to be painted and misted and spritzed and textured and whatever else you can think of.

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

Start by painting a thin (or thick!) coat of gesso to completely cover the entire top of the gate. Let dry for a few minutes.

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

Apply Color Wash next.

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

I poured mine into my mini-mister and spritzed it on, mostly around the edges and the middle parts – wherever I thought the gate would be “rustiest”.

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

Now take the Glimmer Mist and spritz away! I sprayed some over the already misted parts but not all of them.

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

It will pool up on some parts and then smooth out a little as it dries.

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

And, just for fun, here’s the tray after the project! Very copper-y and rust-y and sparkly.
Those are the effects that you can get with the mists 🙂

 

LayOut “Hooray for 2018”

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

When anything important happens in my life, I invariably think, “Ooh! I can’t wait to scrapbook this!”.
So this scrapbook layout is a fun and pretty page to lock in the memory of starting on the 2018 CCB Creative Crew 🙂
Some pieces chosen are random for design, but some pieces are purposefully symbolic, too.
I love putting in little touches that have big meaning only for me. It makes the art more personal and infuses it with a certain emotion or energy (to be new-age-y for a moment. Do you know what I mean? Do you do this or something similar, too?

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

Materials used:
7gypsies Architextures – Gypsy Mixed Media Pad – papers: Ledger Paper and Market Signs

7gypsies Architextures – Short Base – Gate
7gypsies Architextures – Findings – Iron Fence
7gypsies Architextures – Salvage Art – Wall (packaging piece)
7gypsies Lace Trimmings
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Verdigris
Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint – Copper
retired 7gypsies Flashcard
Stampin’ Up! white cardstock, adjustable date stamp, mini-wreath
Heidi Swapp mirrored bird
Fancy Pants crown
misc. jewel, pearl, velvet ribbon scrap
We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Stitch Piercer,
Lion Brand yarn and embroidery needle,
misc. stitch-ripper used as edge distresser,
misc. stapler and staples
multiple sizes of dimensional foam adhesives

Quick steps to make the page:

  • Distress edges of papers. Stamp, pierce and stitch one piece. Layer onto page with dimensional foam squares.
  • Begin to add embellishments with glue dots, staples or dimensional foam squares.
  • Add photo layer and then more embellishments.
  • Stretch lace piece across bottom of page. Staple at each end. Layer flash card and then the earlier prepared iron gate using tiny foam dimensionals.
  • Adhere painted gate and mirrored bird using tiny foam dimensionals.

scrap page with twist layout scrapbooking architextures 7gypsies tattered angels mixed media

My celebratory scrap page is finished!

Happy scrapping with CCB!

Jennie Thompson



Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'Layout “Hooray for 2018” – 12×12 scrap page with twist' has 1 comment

  1. February 23, 2018 @ 12:33 pm Julia Cotrim

    Very nice! Love your layout!

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