Saturday, May 21, 2016

Collage Project and a little news, too!

This afternoon as I was catching up on visiting blogs, I discovered the Stuck?! Sketches blog chose my submission as a featured layout for this week...How fun!

All day I've been working on a project and it's finally finished and ready to share -- it's a collage frame using lots of ephemera collected over the years along with some paper scraps.

Here are photos of the project from start to finish. It was fun to get out the Tim Holtz Collage Medium (crazing) as well as distress inks and crayons for this project. I got a little messy -- but nothing a wet wipe couldn't fix.

Until next time....Happy Scrapping and Papercrafting!

Step 1:
Collect your supplies.

Step 2: 
Start randomly arranging ephemera and sticking it down with collage medium. 

Step 3: 
Let it dry.....doesn't take long!

Step 4: 
With a craft knife, trim excess from outside and inside edges of frame, 
then use a file to smooth out any excess/spots you missed.

 Step 5: 
Apply some Distress Ink directly to the collage items. 
(It's OK to be random -- just put in a few touches of ink here and there.) 
Step 6: 
Then apply a coat of Collage Medium over the top of the entire collage.
(I used "crazing" for this collage.)

Step 7: 
Add some Distress Crayon and blend it into the project -- the layer of Collage Medium makes the blending process easier and the "crazing" gives it a neat look, too!
Keep going until you feel like you have a good amount 
and then think about adding a little more! 

Step 8:
Add your photo and display!

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