Following Donna's mixed-media approach, some of the Inspired classes involved skills not typically used on scrapbook pages, like manipulating clay, although I overheard several ladies thinking out loud about how to do just that :).
However, Carol Wingert's hand-made album class delighted all the scrapbookers looking for a novel stretch within their medium. Carol instructed us in three compatible pamphlet structures which she combined into one journal, using cardstock, envelopes, and canvas. We personalized our pages using Glimmer Mist sprays and new Glimmer Mist screens and stamps.
The front cover boasted one of Carol's favorite techniques, using something from the hardware store to make a
unique page embellishment. We made our faux metal butterfly by conforming silver foil tape to the butterfly base shape and then distressing it with inks and sandpaper. Following the same procedure, we made a small medallion for the note page inside the album.
Here are a couple more views of my nearly completed journal.
Although there were plenty more Glimmer Mist screens and stamp designs on the table, I was too impatient to wait for the popular swirls and flourishes to become available. So most of my applications seem to be the same compass design. Not only that, but I was too impatient to wait for the Glimmer Mist spray to dry properly on the canvas, thereby losing definition in the design edges. To compensate, I highlighted the numbers and hands with a pen and covered the inadvertent blop (high-end artistic term) with a sewn-on patch. Kinda like the faded effect, but I think I need to try this fun page again.
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