Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mixed Media Journal

Hello everyone!

I thought I would share this fun mixed media book with you today. I used products from Canvas Corp, 7gypsies, and Tattered Angels!

For the cover I used 7gypsies collage tape which be still my heart comes in several designs! I simply collaged the tape for my cover pattern.

The roses are simple rolled paper but I kicked mine up a bit by using Tattered Angels Suede paper, 7gypsies ephemera, and a 7gypsies Swiss dots stamps on Tattered Angels Brushed Cotton paper.

For the binding of my book I used 7gypsies pins and simply pinned them through each signature and threaded a piece of Tattered Angels brushed cotton paper through the pins. I the attached them to my covers using brads.

I love making pockets for my books, I created this pocket using the Suede Tattered Angels paper and glimmer mist. I love the ombré look!

7gypsies has so many yummy metals to play with, so I added a few to my cover!

Distressing with glimmer mist is a snap! No really, all you do is point and spray! The chalkboard mists are perfect for this because they tend to look much softer than traditional glimmer mist. Some of my favorite colors to distress with are, cardboard, decadence, clam bake, and Dijon.

Check out this grungy tag I distressed and stamped with some of the new 7gypsies cling mount stamps!

I'm in love with Canvas Corp envelopes! You will notice I use them quite a bit as they have become a staple for mini books! Try misting them! I also love the Canvas Corp Kraft basics papers. They can be mixed matched with just about any patterned paper!

Thank you all for stopping in today, don't forget to leave a comment on the Tattered Angels, 7gypsies, and Canvas Corp Facebook pages! We will be picking a winner on each page at random to win some awesome new goodies! Also check back often as we will be posting more techniques each week and even some "how to" videos!

Marion Smith