summer scrappin´with Audrey Yeager

hi everyone, i have a fun new layout to share. Audrey is running a YouTube series about scrapping summer memories and she asked for people to join… and yes, i jumped in and had fun with this layout!

I bought a CutFile from the Silhouette Store (Design#19372) and made a fun background piece with it… have a look here

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i also used some bits and pieces from my stash… i love the photo SOOO much..

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please jump over to Audrey´s YouTube Channel to watch her process for her gorgeous Layout – you can find my video here – CLICK

thanks for stopping by today

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gesso & watercolors | vicki boutin

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Hi everyone, Jana here with you today. I have a new Layout to share. This page started with a picture. I was sorting through my photos and found two cute ones from my oldest son, when he was 5 or 6 years old. He was climbing in the trees, one of his favorite’s hobbies when he was little. I saw the picture and was thinking on a CutFile I have, a tree trunk. I immediately had to think about painting the tree trunk with gesso and watercolor/Art Crayons.

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Here you can see some of my Supplies for today; Perfect Gesso, Foundation Paper and Art Crayons. But I will also bring in some Watercolors, Junque Journal Mixed Media Paper and some stamps.

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So, I started this page by cutting three of the tree trunk shape with my Cameo. I was not sure about layering or using different colors together. The white cut got a thick layer of Gesso. Irregular so it gets some texture right away. I also painted a Junque Journal Mixed Media Paper with Gesso because I wanted to try some Watercolors/Art Crayons on it.

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I decided to use five different brown tones for my painting. I grabbed a piece of plastic and added watercolors and art crayons to it, mixed with some water, ready to paint.

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But before I started I wanted to stamp or bring the colors on the Junque Journal Page. I just wanted to try and see how the colors are changing with more or less water. Sometimes this can be very helpful, especially if you are using the colors for the first time or on other backgrounds or materials as usual.

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I really love how the colors are looking together and due to the different covering power, it looks alive and not flat. Now I knew how the colors are looking and was pretty sure that I wanted my tree trunk in these colors. I started with the outer area, in dark brown. Up to the inside I was getting brighter with the colors and used more water. But I have used several layers of color and at the end I have added splashes of paint. I am so happy how this turned out. I also loved the negative from the tree trunk so I wanted to use it too. I loosely cut around the shape and layered it under the original piece. Love how this is looking! I added some stitches with my sewing machine.

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I already knew in advance that I did not want to use much decoration next to the photo. I punched out some butterflies from various VB papers and a thin paper bag and sewed them together with the sewing machine. I wanted to have the tree trunk as my main focus on this Layout.

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I added two pieces from the Frames Pack to my picture and because I had no Idea what to add next I decided to punch out some leaves from one of the 7×10 Paper Pad. I put some of the leaves under the butterfly; the others are lying around on the paper almost loosely. My title is a mix from the Chipboard Alpha and the Foam Words…

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My final touch here, I adapted my journaling to the contours of the tree trunk.

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I really had fun here and I am totally happy about this layout.
There is also a little process video for you to watch – CLICK

Thanks for stopping by
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Supply List:
Perfect Gesso
Foundation Paper
Art Crayons – Neutral Set
Watercolors
Junque Journal Mixed Media Paper Re-Fill
Circle Stamp Set
7×10 Paper Pad “All the good things”
Chipboard Alpha
All the Good Things – Ephemera Frames
Thicker – Foam – Phrases

Junque Journal Summer School | Vicki Boutin

Hi there, Jana here with three more pages for my Summer School Junque Journal. I swatched all the colors last week, and this week I focused on the Art Crayons – all three Sets, for sure!

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I started with the Cool Set from the Art Crayons; I think it is the favorite Set from me… I love the bright blue and green tones.  I grabbed the Watercolor re-fill Papers and started with a layer of white Gesso. I used a pallet knife for it and it is textured layer. I was not looking for perfect and thin; otherwise I had used my brayer for it. Oh no, wait… I started with stamping; the Circle Stamps and Dies with black Ink on white Cardstock. I used the biggest stamps and the middle sized die, so that I will still have a circle on the Cardstock, the outlines from it.

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I used the “kissing” technique, mixed with splatters and brush work. I love how the different colors are matching and mixing! The background is already done and you can see my perfect new Art Crayons holder and the stamped circles… I am in LOVE!

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I wanted to add some different textures, some dimension and a messy look. The negative from the stamps are my elements here. I added some wonky messy looking scribbled circles, some black thread and some machine stitching. I also grabbed a brush and the same colors I added before to blend the white cardstock into the background, I really love this effect. The last thing I added here was the heat embossed word “cool” – I used an embossing Ink Pen for writing and a blue embossing powder. Looks cool, right?!

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I am totally happy and satisfied with this result!

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The Neutral Art Crayons were used for my second page. I also used some stamped circles and messy stitching. The background was also made with the “kissing” technique, the same paper was used – but without Gesso/Gel on it. I used the same black pen (Silhouette Sketch Pen) for the scribbled lines, or in this case, flower stems and leaves.

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I added stitching with my sewing machine, used golden thread for the flower details. I really love to use my sewing machine for details like this; It´s giving some texture and a great look.

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What is a flower without a Butterfly?! I grabbed some Butterfly Stamps and black Ink and added some butterflies over the flowers. The last thing I have added here was also an embossed title; this time in gold. I really love the embossing pen!!

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For the warm Set I wanted to create a heart background. I always have some self-made/Silhouette stencils on my desk; this one I grabbed and used is from Paige Evans.  I am working on the Mixed Media Paper again and I don´t have Gesso on it. I placed the big stencil over the paper and started to fill the inside with Art Crayons and the big stencil brush.

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This is a great technique when you want to add some soft colors to your paper. I added two layers of the Crayons and on the second turn the brush was a bit wet and so the colors turned out more vibrant and darker. I love it!

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I wanted to add some liquid Art Crayons, like I did on the last two pages. Mixed with water on a piece of plastic and because of that (the water) I added a thin layer of the Matte Acrylic Gel with my brayer. I wanted to have the brush-stencil-work to be crisp and clear and not smudged with the other colors…

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I also added some messy stitching to this page. I filled some of the hearts or stitched around it. I used four different colors here and I really like how it looks.

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The last things I added here are some messy looking circles; added with the Vicki Boutin Markers in the same colors like the Art Crayons and the word “warm”

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I also have a little Process Video for you to watch – https://youtu.be/kLnq3O72IZk

Thanks for stopping by
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Supply List:
Junque Journal
Mixed Media Paper Re-Fill
Art Crayons (Set warm, neutral and cool)
Color Marker
Matte Acrylic Gel
Perfect Gesso
Stencil Brush Set
Circle Stamp Set
All the Good Things – Stamp and Die Set No.2
Chipboard Alpha

Junque Journal Summer School/Camp Vicki Boutin

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Hello everyone, Jana here today. Have you heard from Vicki´s Junque Journal Summer Camp Challenge?! It is a fun event about your Junque Journal. June is our “warm up” month with a lot of mixed media basics to learn. Vicki posted a list with 30 Prompts in our “Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Community”

You can jump right in, you don´t need to follow the prompts in any order. Grab what you like and start playing! This is what Vicki said… “This is a GOOD PLACE TO START. Do all of them – do some. Do them daily or do 5 in one day. Do them on separate pages or add multiple prompts to one project. Do it your way. Do it for you. Just try something…you won’t regret it!”
So, let´s just start with my pages for the Summer Camp. I´ve done some pages in my Junque Journal so far but I never made some color swatches. I grabbed all of my Vicki Boutin Medias and started to swatch them on the re-fill pages (Watercolor Paper & Mixed Media Paper) for the Junque Journal.
I started with the Arty Crayons (Warm and Cold Set); wet on a Paper I’ve primed with the Matte Acrylic Gel. I just scribbled down a bit of the Crayon and painted with a wet brush over it. I also added some “running” lines to the little square.

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For the second page I primed the paper with white Gesso and added the Art Crayons dry, with a Brush through a stencil. I also went in the middle with a wet brush to smudge the color around and to add some splatters.

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The next technique is awesome. I used a palette knife to scrape off some color from the crayon and mixed it with the Matte Acrylic Gel. I love this technique. You can create your own personal texture paste with it. Or just prime the paper with a colored Gel. So many possibilities! The drying time is a bit longer when you add too much of the Gel on one spot. Like I did here…

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The next paper is filled with the Color Pop Acrylic Paints. All Sets painted on the paper with my finger. You could also use a brush but I really like the look of finger painted color… I also used a pen to get the names on paint strokes. The colors would have changed if I had used a wet brush or applied a thinner layer – it´s up to you how you want to use them. Maybe I will go back and add another page.

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I have done watercolors swatches before but I wanted to have them in my Junque Journal too, so I grabbed a Watercolor Paper and started to paint some hearts and added some splatters. I really love the watercolors and I love how the tiny hearts turned out.  I have numbers on the little tubes too!

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There are also some Ink Pads in the Vicki Boutin line and they are great! The Colors are nearly the same as the Acrylic Paint… I just grabbed one of the newer Circle Stamps and one of the Re-Fills in black and white and started to stamp… look at the bright colors!

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For my last color swatch page I grabbed the Marker (I know you can´t really change them, but I really like them and I wanted to use them…) and just wrote the names of the colors on a piece of paper.

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This is what I have done so far – from the list of prompts. But I can´t wait to create more…

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Supply List
Junque Journal
Mixed Media Paper Re-Fill
Watercolor Paper Re-Fill
Printed Paper Re-Fill
Art Crayons (Set warm and cold)
Color Marker Set 1 and Set2
Watercolor Set
Acrylic Color Pop Set1, Set2 and Set3
Color Stamp Pads 1 and 2
Water brushes
Matte Acrylic Gel
Perfect Gesso
Stencil Brush Set
Circle Stamp Set
Stencil Set
 

Best friends and a digital layout

hello everyone, i have some new things to share… first a layout i´ve made over the last week. it really took some time to finish!

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these are aaaaall the papers i have used for my flowers and leaves. I used two of my favorites die sets – Altenew – Rose Flurries 3D & Fantasy Floral 3D – i got them for mothersday with 20% off, wooooho!

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this is the first bunch of finished flowers! really love them! The paper i´ve used are all from Paige Evans/Pink Paislee – expect two or three…

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the background papers are from Studio Calico – looooook at this finished project! i am so in LOVE!!

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is also have a process video for you to watch
thanks for watching

and now i am want to share a digital layout i´ve made. a few years ago i´ve only scrapped digital, and sometimes i really have fun on my computer…

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if you´re interested in looking through my digital gallery, please feel free to click here

that´s it for today
thanks for stopping by
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