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Mixed Media Junk Journal

Hi crafty friends! I wanted to make something that wasn’t Xmas themed even though it is coming up. I like to be different ! Anyhow, I have been wanting to do a Junk Journal using the Timeless Tab Album from Basically Bare Online Shop

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I first took it apart and papered some of the pages from the album, I also used the inserts from the Prima Mixed Media 7×9 Album. Which includes paper tags, plain canvas sheets, watercolor papers, resist canvas sheets, plastic sleeves, double sided card stock, photo insert sheets. I also added some double sided designer folders from a Heidi Swap pkg I had in my stash. I left it blank because this will be going to a friend for Xmas. I will post a video link once I upload it , it will contain the rest of the pages that aren’t pictured here. I didn’t want this blog to be too long. The papers that I used were some of my favorite from The Paper Studio, Haberdashery & Kellerkurtz&Company . 

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In the above photo collage are some of the pages from my album. I also used one of the adorable frames from Basically Bare called Fanciful Frames  , I used one of the chipboard ones that I embossed in Black embossing powder. I loved how it looked on the front cover page. I added a tiny doily with a ivory flat back pearl to accent the frame. I hot glued it on, after I had already glued some wide vintage lace and a beautiful vintage appliqué . I will be posting a link to my video that shows a more extensive look at this journal . I hope you like it and will order your self this or other selections of albums from the Basically Bare Online Store

 

 

 

Beach Bums in a Box

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Every years since my twin grandsons were born four years ago and adding their baby sis when she came along, I’ve made a shadow box for my daughter and her husband.  The Corrugated Cardboard Sheets (12×12) and the Artful Binders Mixed Media Expansion Packs (Canvas 8 1//2 x 11) gave me the perfect items I needed to create this years shadow box.

First, I randomly tore strips off the corrugated cardboard, exposing the ribs.  I lightly stirred Art Anthology’s  Sorbet Dimensional Paint into the amazing Gesso.
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I dabbed this mixture onto the lower section of the corrugated sheet using more of the blue to imitate the Gulf water.

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I used more and more of the white as I neared the top of the sheet.  I love how the Gesso added texture to the paint.  I placed a plastic screen over various sections of the corrugated sheet and dabbed more of the mixture over that using it like a stencil.  When the paint had started to set up, I took the screen off and allowed all the paint to dry.

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I took a length of the May Arts burlap ribbon and cut off the binding top and bottom.  I frayed the edges pulling strands here and there, top and bottom to give the ribbon as less regular appearance.

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I printed the photo of my three little Beach “bums” onto a piece of trimmed canvas from the Mixed Media pack .  I love to print on canvas as it turns a simple photo into something extra special.  I trimmed this and arranged the ribbon, shells , twine and the picture inside the shadow box.

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I think this will make a fun addition to the shadow box collection.

Supplies

BASICALLY BARE:  Corrugated cardboard Sheets ; Artful Binder Mixed Media Expansion Packs (8 1/2 x 11 Canvas)

ART ANTHOLOGY:  Gesso, Sorbet Dimensional Paint in Mint Julip

MAY ARTS:  burlap ribbon

BEACON: Quick Grip All Purpose Permanent Adhesive

Good Bye, Asta Lluego, Until we Meet Again

Hi Veronica here for my last post with Basically Bare. It feels like I am leaving home – I have been with this team for almost 3 years.  But Spring is here-  we have a new and awesome design team and it’s time for me to venture into other experiences.

So for my last post I was inspired by the butterfly which to me signifies new beginnings.

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I decided to get a little artsy on this card and stenciled it with gesso then stamped it with my favorite stamp that looks like popcorn packing.  I then layered all my embellishments.  I also added some sorbet from Art Anthology on the flowers and edge of my card.

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I also made this cute bee card because why not?  If you are making one – might as well make two.  For this card I focused on the bee which I stamped then used glossy accents on it.  I also used Art Anthology “cinnamon toast” spray on the Basically Bare felt fanciful frame.

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Here is a closer angle – I used the cardboard gear from the Basically Bare gear pack.  I covered it with paper and sprayed “cinnamon toast” on it also.

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I stamped “Thank You” on a tag and tucked behind my gear.  Which leads me to say good bye for the best 3 years and thank you for supporting Basically Bare and stopping by to see what I have created for you.

Happy Scrapping … Veronica (kitsnbitscraps)

Product Used:

Basically Bare: Gears, Fanciful Frame, Leaves, hearts

Art Anthology: Sorbet: Vegas Gold, Sand Dune; Colorations: Fern, Cinnamon Toast, paprika

 

Polly’s Pocket 5 Reasons Why

Hello, Veronica here to share with you my newest Basically Bare Valentine Album using Polly’s Pocket.

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The album is titled “5 Reasons Why I Love You”  I have always liked that title because it sets the theme for what is inside the album.  You can put in photos of any family member or best friend.

I also used the Basically Bare Hearts Package in all the sizes and textures.  Such a great embellishment

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I painted the chipboard hearts red then I embossed them with clear embossing power.  They are great for the Polly’s Pocket tags to help pull them out.  I also painted and embossed the Fanciful Frames to the cover of the album.

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You can also slip in extra journaling or photos in the pockets along with the large Tags.

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There are 18 spots for photos or journaling and 4 pages with pockets and tags.  Plenty of room for all your Valentine memories.

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I put in 5 numbered tags throughout the album to prompt you to list your 5 reasons why you love that special person in your life.  Of course you could journal more on the tags if you wish.

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These albums are spiral ring bound and I love to add ribbon and charms to the bindings.

I added the cute Lovely Locket and key embellishment set to this book.  I thought it added that extra detail.

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Hope you enjoyed my Valentine Polly’s Pocket album and thank you for stopping by.

Happy Scrapping, Veronica (Kitsnbitscraps)

Products Used: (Basically Bare) Polly’s Pocket Album, Hearts #1, Lovely Locket Set, Fanciful Frames