It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you a Mixed Media Art Journal Project. But first I would like to introduce you to some of the different pages you can create with the help of the dies from the Summer Journal Special.
cut out the double page with the die on the left, cut off one of the flaps and stitch it together
I use this to store my cut outs from the Summer Journal Special
cut out the double page with the die on the left and the pocket on the bottom right
cut off the flap on the left
you end up with one normal page on the left and a pocket on the right
cut out the double page with the die on the left
cut off the flaps
add the half pocket cut out with the die n the top left
you can use this to store your stencils from the Summer Journal Special or a tag
In the following step by step tutorial I am going to create a mixed media tag and decorate the half pocket:
Step 1: Die Cutting
since I already showed you how to create the half pocket, I only need to die cut the tag from watercolor paper with the help of the die from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set
Step 2: Adding Texture
adhere some torn tissue paper to the tag with multi medium
apply Grit Paste through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special and let this dry or heat-it with your heat tool for even more texture
Step 3: Adding Color
add color by smooshing the tag into watered-down Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)
Step 4: Finishing Touches
ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
dye four strands of torn seam binding with Distress Stains Peacock Feathers and thread them through the hole of the tag
cut out one of the poppies from the Floral Insert die set from grey cardstock
add a pre-cut sentiment
Step 5: Decorating the Pocket
apply Distress Ink Hickory Smoke through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special
stamp one of the definitions from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
stamp some single words from that same set and with that same ink – use up to fifth generation stamping to let it fade out
I hope you got inspired.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Other – tissue paper multi medium grit paste Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers) Distress Stains Peacock Feathers Seam Binding Distress Ink Hickory Smoke Versafine Clair Nocturne
Good morning! Laura back again today to share my next layout for ECD!
I’d like to think I am a versatile scrapbooker –– I try creating in different styles to suit the mood, product or subject of the photo. Today I am sharing a grungy mixed-media layout I created!
To create this layout:
Step 1 – tear three pieces of cardboard from whatever box you have laying around. One should be about 3×6, another a small strip about 6″ long and another strip around 5″ long. This is a grungy layout so no need to really measure –– just tear off pieces the size you like. Step 2 – cover your background paper and your cardboard with clear gesso and let dry or dry with a heat gun then distress the edges. Step 3 – adhere your paper to a piece of heavy cardstock or cardboard to help with the warping.
Step 4 – using your favorite stamps, stamp randomly around the page using embossing ink, then use a coordinating color of embossing powder. I used the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 set and white embossing powder. Step 5 – in sections, use your favorite stencil and light paste to create texture and visual interest. Step 6 – using your favorite mists and colorant powders, color your page and the cardboard. dry with heat gun.
Step 7 – using a palette and palette knife add a bit of Silk Microfine Glitter and your light paste. Create how ever many colors of glitter paste you wish. I used royal teal and chocolate. Step 8 – using your palette knife spread your glitter paste over the cardboard and the stenciled areas of your page. Step 9 – die cut 6 various sizes of fitted fishtails and distress the edges. Step 10 – die cut 3 – 1 3/4″ stitched circles and distress the edges. Step 11 – die cut one edge from the planner essentials 11 and distress the edges.
Typically, I do not like taking photos in direct sun but to share the glittery but grungy effect of the glitter paste, I took a couple below.
And here is the finished layout once again. I think the glitter paste looks really awesome!
Good morning! Laura here today to share my latest layout! I love to create mixed media type layouts and the awesome dies from Elizabeth Craft are a perfect fit!
To create this layout: Step 1 – die cut at least 15 – 1 3/4″, 2 – 2 3/4″ and 3 – 1 1/4″ stitched hexagons Step 2 – adhere them on the main page and using cardboard or foam dots on a few Step 3 – cover the page with clear gesso. Step 4 – use your favorite stencil and modeling paste down the center of the page and on the side then dry with heat gun
Step 5 – using various mists and powders color the stenciled images and dry with heat gun Step 6 – using the same mists and powders create some splatters
Step 7 – using white ink stamp the star background from the background stamps 1 in various places around the layout
Step 8 – mat and adhere your photo
Step 9 – die cut the banner, Believe, and celebration flags and adhere Step 10 – using media gel adhere some art stones and beads to the layout
December Day-By-Day is a wonderful way to document the month of December in your ECD Planner! Create a page for every day leading up to Christmas, or for every day in December –– it’s up to you!
Your December Day-By-Day planner can be used to showcase your favorite photos, organize your shopping list, share your favorite recipes and more! #DecemberDBD is the perfect way to celebrate and reflect in the month of December.
ALSO, every week, starting the week of November 4, we will give away a $25/€25 gift card to someone who has posted about #DecemberDBD. Every post is an entry in the weekly drawing, so be sure to hop on social media each week to show us your progress!
We can’t wait to see everyone’s #DecemberDBD progress throughout November and December!
Hi, Luciana is here! Today I’m sharing with you a project using some elements from the Planner Essentials collection. This is a great collection to add personalized elements to your planner, but also the design is great for any other kind of project. For example I used the large tag from the set Planner Essential – 7 to create a mini album. today I’m sharing the steps to customize the cover of this album.
Prepare the base of the cover. Using the White Soft Finish Cardstock 300gr, cut out: 2 layers of the larger tag from the set Planner Essential -7, and adhere them to each other; 1 piece of the hole reinforcer from the same set, then color it in a brown shade; 2 layers of the grid from the set Garden Patch -1 3/8-inch & Mini Daffodils, and then adhere them to each other; 1 piece of paper 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches, and the watercolor it with a blue color.
Cut also a piece of acetate in the following sizes: 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches. (tip: you can use a distress ink pad to add a shadow and deepness to each element)
Assemble the pieces with the following sequence: the large tag, the blue piece of paper, the acetate, the grid.
Prepare a Rose using the dies Garden Rose – English Rose. Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr: 2 sets of the elements with the 3 petals; 3 sets of the other petals. Add a blue shade along all the edges.
Add a texture to each elements of the flower using the loop tool and the molding pad.
Overlap the four elements with the 3 petals.
Put the 3 smaller petals inside the flower concentrically, from the largest to the smallest. Then the 3 larger petals outside the flower, in the same way, from the smallest to the largest.
Prepare all the other decorative elements for the windows.
Die cut some floral elements to decorate the window: the flowers and leaves from the set Garden Notes – Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis); the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Dogwood 2; the sprig from the set Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern; the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Feverfew 1.
Assemble the pieces like the pictures below.
I added a texture paste on the window and some metal elements, such us a lamp, an angular bracket, a brown wired spiral, to make the scene more realistic.
It’s almost Halloween crafters, and we have a challenge for you –– you could win a $25 gift card to ecraftdesigns.com!
Here’s how to enter: 1. Create a Halloween-themed project using your favorite ECD products 2. Post a picture of your project on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Elizabeth Craft Designs Family, ECD Planner Group) 3. Be sure to use the hashtag #ECDSPOOKY in your post, or we won’t see it!