Create an Eco Friendly Mixed Media Scrapbook Page!

Introduction: Create an Eco Friendly Mixed Media Scrapbook Page!

Using hemp paint, stencils, and beautiful scrapbook paper, create an eco friendly scrapbook page for a focal picture! Or frame it! This layout works well to highlight a special photo. You can also frame it, like it did, instead of putting it in your scrapbook! See www.ecopaperarts.com for the supplies I used, or you can use your own!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies.

The supplies used to create this scrapbook page are a dark grey 12 x 12 piece of cardstock, Izink hemp paint, beautiful Modascrap Fly and Scrap kit, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts stencil. All supplies can be found at www.ecopaperarts.com, but you can also use other scrapbook paper, paint and stencils.

Step 2: Stencil Paint on the Background Page.

In the top left and bottom right corners, and in other spots here and there, use a sponge to add black paint through the stencil. I chose a stencil with a leaf theme, keeping with the flower theme of the layout. Dab off a little paint before putting it on the layout, to try to avoid paint leaking under the stencil. Sponge green paint lightly over the black paint, after it dries, to add a little color and to soften the black paint.

Step 3: Add the Mats for Your Photo.

To double mat the photo, cut a piece of the Modascrap paper with the woven look to around 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, and a light grey piece of cardstock to 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, to allow for a 5 x 7 photo. With tape runner adhere both mats near the center of the layout.

Step 4: Shaping the Flowers.

Cut out flowers and leaves from different sheets of the Modascrap paper. You'll shape the flowers using a foam pad and a flower shaping tool (a stylus with a ball at the end). I purchased my flower shaping tools from Heartfelt Creations. To shape the flowers, snip little cuts into them (maybe 3 per flower) approximately where a petal might be. This just helps it to shape more. Turn the flower or leaf over and press down in circles with the stylus, especially around the edge of the flower. I turned the flower over and pushed down in the middle of it to add more shape. You can repeat these steps until the flower is the desired shape. If you are going to use the layout in a scrapbook, you'll want to shape less than if you are going to frame it and can have plenty of dimension.

Step 5: Assembling the Layout.

You'll want to place the flowers and leaves around without tacking them down until you have an arrangement you like. I put the largest amount at the upper left hand area of the layout, with more at the bottom right. Add more where it seems to add to the layout. Adhere the flowers with tape runner or paper glue, and foam squares, adding dimension with the squares. Again I used more dimension, knowing I was going to frame it instead of put it in a scrapbook. And finally, I added the word "genuine" which I cut out on my cricut. You could also use sticker letters to add a title. Enjoy your layout!!!

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