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.
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
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