Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Journal Page

Maria here with a tutorial on my birthday themed journal page this month:

This month we have a great sponsor once again with Everything Mixed Media!

I used the new Dina Wakley Media Journal.  

This is one of the watercolor pages.


I used one of the watercolor pages in the book.  This book is fantastic and has 4 different type of papers: handmade cotton rag watercolor paper, burlap, kraft paper, and thin fabric canvas.  I started with Distress Oxide inks direct to paper.

Like the regular Distress line the Oxide's react with water.  And you can create layers upon layers and get an "oxide" effect which is slightly different from the regular distress inks.  Be sure to dry your layers in between.

Distress Oxide inks are unique because they are a fusion of dye and pigment ink which creates a chalky like finish. But it's not chalk ink.   

Stampin Up Stencil and spray ink from Lindy's Stamp Gang

Just a little Distress Spray stain for fun

In Powerpoint I created balloon shaped images and printed out on cardstock

Sprayed sheet with Dylusions sprays.

Cut out

"stamped'" balloon into Perfect Medium added clear embossing powder and heat set. Creates a great clear sheen.

Used pop dots/dimensionals to adhere to page along with paper string from Tim Holtz.  I stamped in black the sentiment "party" all around the edges to create a border. 

Liquid Enamel by Ranger makes a great accent

Unity Stamp Co Stamp and Tombow Markers

I thought it would be fun to create my enamel dots to be used later.  On wax paper (the waxy side) I put some drops of each color and let dry.  Then you can easily remove them and adhere to projects.

I used those enamel dots on the cake.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  There is still time to play along with us this month and for your chance to win a gift certificate from  Everything Mixed Media!

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