Happy Technique Tuesday! In June we are making projects that include distressing! This could be paper tearing, inking, burning, and much more. Today, I am sharing the process of making a journal page using many different distressing techniques including inking, adding texture, distressing titles, and more. Check it out in the video below!
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We are excited to see what these creative ladies will design this year! Get to know each designer below, check out their project gallery, and follow them on social media. We have a couple of new members with us this year, so say hello!
Hello! I’m Sara and I'm from Western Pennsylvania. I am 40 years old and the mother of 2 boys and 3 dogs. I work at home, homeschooling my boys and taking care of my elderly grandfather. I love to read, and I like to cook, but I’m not a fan of laundry or dishes! I also love being a creative artist in this industry! I like to try all.the.papercrafts and mixed media. I enjoy teaching what I’ve learned for the last 18 years I’ve been creating, mostly on my YouTube channel but I have also begun creating my own classes for my website. I’ve been a part of the community at A Cherry On Top since 2013 and can’t wait to get started!
Hello! My name is Natalie Dill and I'm from Nashville, Tennessee. I am a wife, a full-time federal employee, and a mom of two boys and two pups. I love to travel, camp, eat, read, host parties, and craft! I have been scrapbooking for almost 25 years. I create in many sizes including 12x12, pockets, Life-Crafted, and memory planning. I also use my crafty powers to dabble in plants, home decor, and embroidery.
Hello everyone, I’m Jil Larson, a new member of the design team. I’m excited to share my projects with you! I’ve been scrapbooking and art journaling for many years now. I first started memory keeping when my nieces (now in their 20s) were little girls and I was looking for a way to tell stories about them and the art they created. From there, my love for this wonderful hobby grew and developed. As a life-long diary and notebook lover, I’ve also recently been enjoying creative play in sketchbooks and journals.
I just love creating unique backgrounds on my own and pairing them with traditional scrapbook collections. Today, I thought I would share with you how easy it is to create your own unique mixed media background in just a few steps!
Dip a piece of transparency into the watered down ink and use it to transfer to the Foundations Paper by lightly kissing it to the background. Use the paintbrush to lightly tap on any blobby areas and to smooth out any harsh lines. Add small amounts of water, if needed.
Once the first color is dry, repeat with the next color and repeat until you have the desired look. Using the same ink colors and an ink blending tool, apply color through each of the stencils, overlapping your base colors. You can layer similar colors on top of each other and use the stencils to fill in any empty areas. I chose to use 1 stencil per color, but you can do whatever pattern you would like - just play and have fun with it!
Once your background is done, you can use it as it is, or you can punch shapes/use a digital cutter like I did to create empty spaces to add patterned paper to the backside!
I love using 6x6 paper pads for this purpose as they are the perfect size to trim down and use on the backside of the mixed media background.
I also cut some of the same flower pattern using the same 6x6 paper pad to create dimensional flowers to use to embellish my page.
I love using foam adhesive in between the layers of my diecut shapes to create dimension and added those amongst my photos and title to fill in the page. Now, you have a super cute and unique mixed media background that works with your patterned paper collections!
Thank you for joining me today, I hope you will give this a try!
Stay tuned all month to see what she will create!
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Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win the Life In Bloom Happy Planner. Live life in full bloom with this pressed floral Happy Planner. This Classic size 18-month planner inclu...
Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!
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Hello everyone, I’m Jil Larson, a new member of the design team. I’m excited to share my projects with you! I’ve been scrapbooking and art journaling for many years now. I first started memory keeping when my nieces (now in their 20s) were little girls and I wa...
Happy Technique Tuesday! In June we are making projects that include distressing! This could be paper tearing, inking, burning, and much more. Today Natalie is sharing the process of a layout where she distressed the edges of her papers...
Hey Friends! Erica here with you today to share one of my favorite go-to designs! Grids! I love grids using all shapes and sizes.
Grid designs are a great way to add a lot of color to your page but also great for adding lots of photos! Circles are on...
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July Cherry Box Projects
The Cherry Box is a monthly paper crafting subscription that is filled with goodies you'll love. This box features the "Golden Coast" collection which is great for your beachy and warm summer projects...
Happy Freebie Friday! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win the Doodlebug Daily Doodles Planner. This planner has a faux leather interior and exterior, includes one standard size 4.25" x 8.25" 24-page ...
I am loving the new layered stencils from PinkFresh Studios. It is so fun to watch the layers build up! You can use any color combination you can think of to make these flowers go with any color theme. They can be added to cards, scrapbook layout...
Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!
Post your finished project (layout, card, wall hanging, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 229 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded
Happy Technique Tuesday! In June we are making projects that include distressing! This could be paper tearing, inking, burning, and much more. Today Sara is sharing a layout she made using distress oxide ink to add texture to her paper....
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