Friday, September 20, 2013

Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Vol. + Giveaway!

Hi there crafty friends, if you have reached my blog it means that you have completed the CK Mixed media blog hop! Woop!

For those of you that may be starting the hop here, hiya & a huge welcome to the CK Mixed Media Scrapbooking, vol. 2 blog hop. Each of the talented designers participating are sharing a layout or project that focuses on a specific section you will find in this special issue. 

Modeling Mediums – Mou Saha
Color – Riika Kovasin
Fabric – 
Cindy Tobey
Metallic – Stacy Cohen
Around the House – Ashley Horton
Collage – Susan Weckesser
Photo Transfer – ME :) 
(you are here)

This special issue focuses on techniques & how-to's for mixed media scrapbooking & is full of amazing layouts and creative ideas using 
color mediums, modeling mediums, fabric, collage, metallics, you are going to want to try for yourself. 

This is one of the pages I had published in this issue. It focuses on a versatile tape transfer technique.

So Lucky by Kim Watson:(posted with prior permission from creative crafts group) 

(SuppliesCardstockCarta Bella Papers; Patterned paper, decorative tape, Jewel accents, Banner trim, Stickers: Glitz Designs; Die cut sheets, Chevron paper and Chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs; Paint: Ranger; Octopus Stamp for scanning: Cocoa Daisy; Pens: Zig; Adhesive: Tombow; Tools: Mat, Trimmer and scissors: Fiskars; Other: Sewing machine, 2" clear packing tape.) 

Close up of the transfer technique used on a photo strip

This is a close up of a black & white Crackin image I found on the internet, transfered in the same way to make a cool transparent accent. 

There are other applications for this technique.... it works with patterned paper as well. I made my own washi tape. 

Take a look at this Washi Tape Tutorial:

Step #1
 Cut paper strips & immerse in water until saturated.

 Keeping paper very wet rub off the backing paper.

Step #3
 Cut into 'tape' strips once dry.

Step #4
 Add to your scrapbook page using adhesive.

Step #5

Creating Keepsakes has generously offered to give away one copy of Mixed Media, vol. 2 on my blog, follow these steps for a chance to win. 

1) Make sure you visit the Creating Keepsakes Blog leave a comment there too, to enter the Contest.

2) Just leave a comment on this post. I will choose a random winner on Tuesday, September 24.

NOTE: US winners will receive a print copy of the magazine. International winners will be given a download for a PDF version of the magazine.

Also, if you are looking for more information on this Special Issue, please check out the following links:

Mixed Media on CK
Mixed Media in the Online Store 

You can see a sneak peek here, and be sure to check out the awesome free downloads from this issue here.

Thanks for stopping by, have a super weekend