I really havent done a lot of mixed media journaling so I have been surprised at how much I've been enjoying this Recollections Mixed Media Journal. The pages are so fun to build on and work with. For this page I went with a fun, summery travel theme!
I wanted to use my Naturally Aged Weathered Copper Kit from Tattered Angels on this page, so I went ahead with those paints to build the background. Since there was a lot of gold shimmer in the paints, I decided to go with the gold theme, and I love the final result!
I used my Cricut and cut out a bunch of these paper feathers out of plain white cardstock. Then, I used a heavy layer of Camel Glimmer Glam over the feathers. I also created some bubbly texture on the feathers by holding my heat tool very close to the paint and letting it bubble up. This is a fun feature of the Glam paints- they react to the heat to add some gorgeous texture.
After the feathers were dry I glued them down using my Tombow glue stick. I left some of the edges unglued so they would curl up a little bit.
To create the vintage hot air balloons, I used some chipboard balloons from my stash and covered them with an old book page, sticking them down with Clear Glimmer Glam. Then, I sprayed Vintage Brass Glimmer mist over them and dried it, leaving some messy gold splatters on top. I wrapped the bottoms in twine and then drew on some lines to give them more of a hot air balloon look.
I layered some paper and vellum behind the balloons, and I also did some heat embossing on them with gold embossing powder. For some finishing embellishments, I added some metal gears and some clusters of clear, tiny beads here and there.
If you want to see the process of how all this came together, go ahead and watch the video I put together!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
I went all out this week and did a lot of stamping on my planner pages. I decorated the week before writing in it this time. I think I'll continue this trend in the future, since its so much easier to write around embellishments, than to embellish around your writing!
I do need to get photos printed yet for the last several weeks! I have been pretty busy lately so the photos are lacking, but at least the memories are written down.
Loving my Heidi Swapp Memory planner so far!
Welcome Home Banner
I just love banners! I think they are so easy to change up for every season or event. I have made multiple banners in the past, and I usually keep them all tucked away, ready to be strung up when I need them.
The first banner you see above is a sentimental one for me. I made it while my husband was away for 4 long months. Gave me something to keep busy doing while he was away, and I loved decorating the house for him when he returned.
I also have the dates of when he was gone and the places that he went written on the back. Anytime he goes away I can just add that info. Then in the future we can just look back on all his travels. So sweet!
Denim and Stars Banner
This next banner I also made quite a while ago. No special occasion in mind, I just wanted something that had a little more of a rustic feel. I cut up an old pair of jeans for this one, and then hot glued some Ruffled Flowers on each flag. The flowers here are made from burlap and an old shirt that I ripped into strips.
The stars were cut out with my Cricut, and then I scored and folded them to give them some dimension.
This banner is currently hanging in my craft room, just for fun!
USA Wreath Banner
This last banner is one that I just made this year for the 4th. I tied it onto my grapevine wreath so I could hang it on the door.
I kept the embellishments very simple, just hot glued some lace trimmings, burlap, canvas, and rolled roses onto some Canvas Corp papers. The letters are ironed on. To finish it I used some shiny gold brads in a few places.
I also put together a video for this one, so go ahead and watch how it all came together!
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