Thursday, 5 January 2012

Ink yourself silly: scrapbook page

I mentioned last weekend that we would try to showcase different types of projects from now on, including scrapbooking pages. And this is just what Neil did this week and beautifully too! Look at the colours on here, truly stunning!
Here's how Neil achieved this.

Start by inking up the ink applicator tool with the alcohol ink. and ink all around the edges of the 12x12 acetate to create a border.

Flip the acetate over and, using black stazon, stamp the trees along the bottom of the page to create a continuous line along the bottom. Allow to dry.

Take 3 different sized fragments and a piece of acetate apply the same colours of alcohol ink to these and then add some gold mixative and blending solution to the pad and apply touches of gold to them too.

Tip of the day
Take the fragments one at a time and using black archival ink stamp your image onto the same side of the fragment that you applied the alcohol ink too and immediately take a piece of kitchen roll and begin to blot the ink away (This will create the "white stamping" on the tiles. 

When you have removed most of it then you can gently wipe it to remove the rest. Repeat this for the other two. Use a small blob of 3d glaze to attach them to a piece of white card. (put the inked and stamped side down onto the card) When they are dry, trim the excess card, edge with gold (I used the gold mixative), thread ribbon through and you should end up with something like this.

To finish the page I blended a little bit of frayed burlap and black soot onto the areas of the white paper that was not covered by the alcohol ink overlay to tone the white down a bit; matted the photos onto black card and attached to the page. I layered the acetate over that and attached the fragments to it and then cut some leaves from the prepared acetate and creased with my fingers to add some dimension and attached with glossy accents to the page.

Crafty Individuals stamp: CI 209
HP1005 Paperartsy
Alcohol inks - Sandal, Caramel, Sunset orange, Red pepper, pesto and gold mixative
Distress inks - Frayed Burlap and black soot
12 x 12 white card and acetate
Jet Black StazOn 
Archival black
Idea-ology fragment charms
Tattered leaves die

How was that for the 1st scrapbook page of the year? 
Can't wait to read what you think. 
See you tomorrow


  1. This is fabulous, a really unusual page and the perfect way to display the beautiful photographs x

  2. Some really great ideas & tips here. The acetate leaves & overlay are great.

  3. LOVE those fragments, and the colors are overwhelming beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous layout love the fragments

  5. love the layout!!!

  6. This is an incredible layout, so beautiful and I would never have thought of using acetate! Thanks for the tips...I wondered how that batik look was!!! TFS!

  7. Fabulous page! I love the sponged frame on the overlay and the fragments are gorgeous embellishments for this page!
    My love of paper began with scrapbooking and I am looking forward to more wonderful ideas!

  8. Gorgeous page! So many tips too - thank you. xxx

  9. I am so pleased to see a scrapbook page ! I love the transparency effects, this is inspiring me to try acetate overlays.

  10. Love this page colours all go beautifully the tags on the side x

  11. I'm not a scrapper but sure appreciate such fab work :)
    Von xxx

  12. beautiful page...can't wait to see more scrapbooking LOs

  13. very effective and inspiring. bali xx


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