Whew! What a summer! Waaay back at the beginning of August I won a package of Joe Rotella’s Want2Scrap chipboard line from the fantastic Shirley Wheeler. I received:
Three chipboard albums
Three Chipboard Embellishment packs
Card Size Retro Christmas Ornaments
Pulley and Hardware
My prize has been sitting in a bag next to my chair, while I cast longing eyes upon it, but I had to wait until while I kept up with other commitments.
Finally, my friend Robin and I had a crafting day. I gave her one of the albums to do and I did another.
I did the Leaf Album. I apologize for the poor photography. These pieces were too large for the scanner, and the shiny paint I used made it difficult to get a good photo.
I had this nice cobwebby stuff from the Dollar Store that made me think of moss hanging from trees. I thought it went well with the album. For the first leaf, front and back, I decoupaged pieces from old magazine pages onto the chipboard, and then glazed it with acrylic paint. I went to town with some Zentangle®-Inspired Artwork and finished up by gluing on chipboard bird and egg embellishments onto the front side.
For these next two leaves and acorn I used a Gelli Plates, a square that looks and feels like a slab of over-hardened jello. You smear it with paint, lay down a stencil or stamp images, then press your paper, or in this case, chipboard into the paint. Then you repeat with other colors and stencils/stamps until you have the textured look you want.
I used stickers and stencils and stamped images both before and after the Gelli Plates and finished up with Zentangle-Inspired art.
I departed from the Gelli Plates for the back, using a brush to apply acrylic paint, and then using a piece of corrugated card as a stamp. For the front, I glued bits of punchella to simulate a nest, then painted up and added chipboard bird & egg embellishments. On the back I glued on some text sentiments.
Robin allowed me to photograh her album as well and gave me a quick rundown of her processes. She did a fabulous
job! I was able to get better photos too (though for some reason I can’t post them larger). She did the What’s Cooking?
mixed media album.
I’m not positive which process goes with which page (she got much more creative than I did!) so I’ll just list them: Stamping, Markers/Pen, Ink,Collage, Sewing, Walnut Ink Spatter, Found objects, ATC sketches, Used Plastic Pieces as Templates, Gelli Plate Prints, Wallpaper, Beads, Decoupage with PVA=Glue .
I still have the Ocean Album
to do, but that will be another post!