Thanks for stopping by the editor’s blog. We’re excited May Flaum is droping by to share some fun scrapbooking techniques with us today.
Before she get’s started though, we’ve asked her to share a little bit about herself.
Where do you find your inspiration? My life is my inspiration. From great craft bloggers to Target runs, stories I want told to a piece of paper or idea that just pops into my mind, I find inspiration in all things. The key for me is that I get inspired to take on ideas in my own way that is true to my personal style of crafting.
What product do you almost always include in what you create? Cardstock. I love solid sheets of colored paper.
What snacks/drinks must you have to create successfully? Water. I used to be a big snacks girl, but since I’m doing my best to be healthy these days I mostly stick to lots of water.
What kind of camera do you use? D7000
Now that we all know a little more about me, are you ready for some technique fun?
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Tags: American Crafts and Elle’s Studio; Ink: Tim Holtz and Ranger Industries; Paint: Tim Holtz; Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop; Spray ink: Ranger Industries; Stamps: Hero Arts and Kelly Purkey; Other: Decorative tape, doily, and felt.
Using liquid mediums and techniques on layouts doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming! Today I have a layout to share with you that I stitched, stamped, inked, painted, stenciled, and misted in under thirty minutes!
First I painted a heart, then I simply used stencils, stamps, mists, and inks to design my own background just perfect for the photo of my daughter and husband. I kept things really straight forward, and I went light on the mediums letting my story and photo stay the focus and just lightly accenting my page.
My big tips to you are to go light on liquid mediums because you can always add more, and pick one or two colors that will pop on your page and add contrast as well. Don’t be afraid to experiment, mix and match, and just have fun!
I hope you’ll try these techniques on your next layout!
Leave a comment here by 9:00 am (Mountain Standard Time) Monday, February 11, 2013 letting us know what techniques you love to use on your scrapbook pages, and one lucky person will be selected to win a seat in May’s “The Curious Scrapbooker’s Field Guide” class.
Congratulations to our winner!
Debbie L. says: I love trying different mediums, but I am not very confident. Thank you for the tips!
Watch for an email in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your prize.
It’s a wild world of possibilities out there when it comes to scrapbooking. Patterned paper winds up on a mixed media canvas, while an artist’s gesso finds a home on a traditional scrapbook layout. Stamps aren’t only for cards anymore—they get used on any and everything. With all of this going on, wouldn’t it be nice to have a guide to walk you through the many possibilities out there?
During each of the 12-weeks of class, there will be a focus on specific techniques and products. Adding texture, stitching, mists, stamping and everything else she could think of—May has created a class full of information and inspiration. Students will find scrapbook layout project examples each week as well as projects such as cards, tags, altered projects and mixed media canvases. This class features a new colorful PDF handout and videos each week, and an A-Z basics library of 26 videos.
Thanks for stopping by!