"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, May 5, 2007

National Scrapbooking Day

The local scrapbook store, Recollections (where I work), is celebrating National Scrapbook Day with events all three days this weekend. I attended two of the make-and-takes today.

The first is an "idea folder" designed by Ali Edwards exclusively for Recollections with the Papillon paper line. Two chipboard squares were covered with paper and Making Memories paint was swiped on the edges of both squares as well as the card-size white folder. The third chipboard square was painted. The words are on acetate and were run through a
Xyron and adhered to the painted square and the file tab. Very cute and easy!

The second (and my favorite) is a tag designed by Tim Holtz exclusively for Recollections. The manilla tag was first stamped with a swirl stamp (Stampers Anonymous) and Ranger Paint Dabber. Then various Distress Inks were sponged on the tag and a square of the Papillon paper. Droplets of water were "flicked" at the tag and blotted with a paper towel after sitting for a few minutes (this creates a bleached look - the water dilutes the ink - and doesn't work with other inks). This doesn't show up well in the scan, even when you click for the larger picture.
Then the script stamp (also Stampers Anon) was stamped and let dry. The tag was wiped with a damp paper towel which removed some of the script over the previously stamped swirl (the paint acts like a resist). The paper square was folded in half diagonally and glued over a similarly folded manilla scrap. All edges were distressed and inked with a brown ink. The paper triangle was glued to the bottom of the tag to form a pocket and ribbon tied through the top of the tag. Great techniques to use!


cmmama10-Krissy said...

Hey Susan!!
Happy NSD!!! I always love this day!!

I also came by to let you know that you've been tagged!! Please go to my blog and see what this means and what you have to do as a result!


One Creative Queen said...

These two make-and-takes are adorable! I forgot it was NSD until today - I'm always a day late and a dollar short. ;) I don't know how you come home with any paycheck - your discipline must be as staunch as your creativity...keep posting your awesomeness!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

That tag is SO pretty! I need to try that technique. Thanks for sharing!