Friday, September 16, 2011
On the title page, I printed some of my favorite fun "pins" from Pinterest. Then I layered Distress Ink, Radiant Rain, and white acrylic paint. Love the way it looks like a graffiti covered wall.
When I created the journal I had a bunch of half inch strips of watercolor paper left over because the cover is 8.5" x 11" and watercolor paper is 9x12. One of the things that I learned while playing is that watercolor paper takes the Distress Stains beautifully. The colors are bright and vibrant and well, gorgeous. I colored each half inch strip with a different color (Barn Door, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Dusty Concord). Once they dried I used a 4.5" piece of Sookwang tape (Score Tape) to piece them all together into a rainbow stripe. I used to do quilting and the first real quilt I made was a pattern called "Trip around the world" using a strip piecing method. So I did the same thing with the paper.
Once the paper quilt was complete I covered the entire piece with Versamark Ink and embossed it with two layers of UTEE. I cannot even tell you how beautiful this is in real life. The photos do not do it justice. I put in it a cute white frame I picked up at Ikea and it will eventually hang in my craft room. That is IF our house ever gets built...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, Nov 5, 2011
at Eastern CT University, Willimantic, CT
An all-day Scrapbook event to benefit The CT Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts at Eastern CT State University.
Raffles, Door Prizes, Vendors, Make & Takes, snacks & refreshments. Food Court available and admission includes a $10 food voucher.
Sponsorships and vendor space available.
Visit the website to register for this all day crop.
Advertising opportunities are available as well.