Mixed Media Memories Layout

Are you ready for summer yet?  I know we all are. With March already warming up, those days soaking our feet in the pool or walking on the warm sand at the beach will be here before we know it.  Collecting seashells and creating new summer memories with our family and friends has us excited. Recapturing those moments can be even more special.  CCB Crew Member Angélique Jarrier shows us how to capture life’s special moments with a fabulous beachy mixed media layout. Layered with salt water fun from various Canvas Corp Brands Products including papers, hardware and ink. Angélique really went all out on this step by step project.

angelique finished view 2

Today’s project is a tutorial for creating a vintage mixed media layout. This was created using various papers from the 7Gypsies Maritime 8×8 Paper Pad, , the background work, and editing of the page.

angelique step 1 supplies

Materials Used
Canvas Corp:
Burlap Fringe
80lb Kraft Cardstock Paper – 
Tags & Ties Skinny – White (10)
Jute Cord Balls Natural 225′
Mini Clothespins- White 7Gypsies:
Maritime 8×8 Paper Pad
B & W Tags: Maritime (16 pieces)
Mini Ephemera – MaritimeOthers:
– Gesso
– Stazon – Black
– Distress – Vintage photo – Tea Dye – Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain.
Choose your favorite papers like these great 7gypsies Maritime papers and age them, first damaging the edges and then ink with Distress inks.
angelique step 1 supplies 4
The two sided paper makes it fun to bend, tear and distress letting you expose both side if you wish.
angelique step 1 supplies 2
 You may have a tool for distressing your edges or you can do so with a little water and sand paper.  A good way to take out the days craziness.
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 Distress ink is always great for making your pages look vintage and you can also get the same look with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, simply spray a puddle of mist onto a mat and apply with a paper towel, sponge or brush to distress you paper.  In some cases you can mist the entire paper, wrinkle it and let it dry to really give it a distress look.  Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist is a great choice.  
angelique step 1 supplies 7We glue that piece of paper on our kraft paper base.  When working with a thinner scrapbooking paper you can add stability by glueing two pieces of paper together. Kraft paper is great for tearing to make it look like an old paper bag.
angelique step 4
Distress it and it looks like an old paper bag.  Tear and expose some of the brown paper from the back.angelique step 5
 Cut a piece of burlap from the fringe and adhere to your page with a heavy duty tape or wet glue to hold it in place.
angelique step 3b
Add a few brushes of Gesso onto the layout over the papers and fabric to tie the project together and to give you space to stamp, write or add to that will be shown off easier.
angelique step 3c
On the gesso areas, onto the burlap or even the papers add stamped images.
angelique step 4a
This is a great way to use stamps you have around that fit your theme, no worries if the stamping is not perfect or you are just showing a bit of the stamp, it adds personality to your project.
angelique step 4cNow it is it time to focus on showing off the photos.  
angelique step 5a
Choose a selection of papers and cut them into smaller pieces or use 7gypsies ephemera pieces to create almost a nest of papers to frame your photos.

angelique step 6a
We will grow old our paper, taking care inking with the inks (Distress here) and for the final vintage touch, sprayed everything with our glimmers.
angelique step 8a
Place your photo. To keep a vintage spirit, and do not make too many colors on my page, I chose a photo in black and white.Add a few mini maritime ephemera on your photo and various embellishments.
angelique step 9a
Finish decorating your page by making a few embellishments and a title. At this stage, I decorated my page with Mini Clothespins- White and Jute Cord Balls Natural.
angelique step 9b
Finally, we will make some stains with the inks. I used the Gold glimmer mist, and the glimmer mist Vintage Brass to give brilliance to my page, while accentuating the vintage look.I also made a few splashes of black paint to give contrast.
angelique step 10a
The faux finish look makes it feel like an old found document or map.
angelique step 10b
A touch of a simple word is a great way to share the feelings found in the photo or the event, like this AMAZING title.  angelique step 10c
Lots of layers, distressing techniques and simple details are all it takes to create amazing layouts like this.  Gather like items to match your theme and distress and paint them to coordinate with your color palette.  Don’t be afraid to layer lots of little pieces and add touches of texture such as burlap and jute.  Frame your work in 12×12 frames for the wall or present them as gifts to remember a wonderful vacation, celebration, holiday or special event.  
To see more of Angélique’s works visit her blog; Boule de Scrap or her projects here on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog!
Happy Creating!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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