Hi Crafters! Connie Hall here with a distressed scrapbook page tutorial using the fabulous Architextures paper and Tattered Angels Mists.
I created this mixed media scrapbook page using a picture of my then-boyfriend/now-husband and I at an old time photo booth at Canada’s Wonderland. I worked in a gift shop there one summer. On the weekends, we would ride the rides and see the concerts at the park. I wanted to scrapbook those photos for a while and, when I finally found the perfect paper for it, I sat down to work. The Achitexture paper is nice and thick and holds mixed media pastes and mists very well and looks wonderful even when distressed – what better base for my project?!
I will share with you how I created this page in this step by step tutorial:
I gather all the supplies that I think I will use, of course there are twists and turns and sometimes I change my mind but that is part of the process.
- Architexture 12×12 paper – Smile for the camera
- A couple of vintage pictures to work with.
- 12×12 Burlap sheet Hunter Green
- Canvas Corp Screen Printed Cardboard – Time
- Tattered Angels Mists – Boogie Board, Teal High Heel, Navy Blue
- Architextures Junque Pack Parlour
- Architextures Mix and Match book – Floral page
- Printed wedding canvas from Mix and Match pad- His and hers
- Modeling paste and mask/stencil – dots
- variety of roses from Prima and recollections
- Paper lace found in CCB Christmas junk Journal kit
- Scissors, palette knife, distress tool
- Canvas Corp ivory and black Damask paper
- Adhesive liquid 3 in 1, pop dots
- sponge brush, craftmat and 12″ trimmer
I prepped the Canvas Corp screen printed cardboard by applying a coat of gesso. I covered the entire cardboard.
I took the patterned paper and Traced the area I was going to put the picture and the matts.
I then applied a random coat of modelling paste with a dot stencil.
Here is what the paste work looks like.
I glued the doilies down with liquid glue.
I decided to distress the paper by tearing the top left corner and then I used my paper trimmer to cut slashes along the lines of the wood.
I curled back the top layer of paper on the cardboard and rolled back papers but left some of the clocks visable. I applied a coat of gesso to add more texture. I also added another layer of doilies without mist.
Here is a close up of the distressing.
While everything is drying, I worked on the mats for the photos. I used a sage burlap and a patterned paper from the Architextures Mix and Match Book .
I glued a cardstock on the back of the Hunter Green burlap and applied square pop dots.
I love the printed canvas that is in the mix and match His and Hers Collection Pad. I folded the printed canvas and cut a heart shape.
I decided to spray the canvas heart made from the Mix and Match His and Hers Pad with Boogie Board mist.
I played around with the embellishments. Made some changes and some additions.
I added embellishments from the Architextures Junque Pack – Parlour set behind both pictures I cut them in half and used pop dots to raise them up on page to add another layer and more dimension. Once I am Happy with the embellishments and Title, I glue everything down with 3 in 1 glue.
Close up of the final page.
I love to scrapbook and add layers and dimension.
The Architextures paper works well with a variety of mixed media and your projects and scrapbook pages will look amazing with the Tattered Angels mists vibrant colors so make sure you give them a try!
I hope my tutorial was helpful and gives you some inspiration to create.
Thanks for joining me.
– Connie –