Tuesday, April 5, 2011
"Haunted" Scrapbook Page
Good Tuesday afternoon to you all! I have something to share with you today; it is a scrapbook page that I have been working on. If you know anything about me, you know that I haven't scrapbooked very often because I was always under the impression that scrapbooking had to be one of two things- either cute or vintage.
The first time I tried to scrapbook at a crop, I completely lost interest and haven't really ever taken it up again except for a random page here or there. Well, I must tell you that I am now in love. I've basically said screw the "rules" (like I do with most of my art) and have been scrapbooking my way with lots of paint, untraditional materials, and mess. WOO HOO!!
So, here is the page I have to share with you today.
*click for larger views
It is a page that uses a technique I like to call "ghost" transfers. I will be teaching the really easy technique this Sunday in the Mixed Media University on the S&S Forum. It's basically just a different way to do an image transfer. After I did that with my photo, I used wax to cover it (I'll also be showing how to do that in the class). Here you can see a little bit of my journaling and some of the embossing powder flecks that I added to the wax.
I think this page is really neat looking. It's creepy but not in a traditional way, so to me it adds a lot of character. What do you think?
Here are some of the materials that I used:
Holy City stamp set from Smeared Ink
Papers from The Scrap Factory
nail polish remover
Pearl Ex powder