Monday 11 April 2022

Do what you can ... by Linda Pearson


This project was way out of my comfort zone as I normally create painterly mixed media journal pages.  However, with this project I have not used any paints rather I have allowed the beauty of this amazing paper collection be the focal element of this page …. and I have used lace in a very paper crafty way. 

Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper

Bohemian Bliss Collection cut-out sheet

Boho tags sheet

Scripted stencil or Garden Poem 

x-press it double sided tape 6mm

Kind heart clear stamp set

Versamark Stamp pad translucent

Embossing powder – snow white

Sakura Gel Roll pen in White and Black or Life of colour or similar paint pens

Liquid Adhesive

White lace

Mounting Tape

Paper Artsy paint gold (or similar brand)

If creating a photo layout keep the paper at 12x12 size, however if creating a journal trim this paper down to suit your journal (sample is A4).



Fussy cut a section from the Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper from top to bottom of the right-hand side of the sheet following a line of flowers, leaves and stems.



Line the trimmed Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper cardstock along the right hand edge of the underpaper, attach this edge using glue or double sided tape  (N.B. keep the fussy cut edge open to allow the lace to be secured to the background page before adhering theWild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper cardstock completely).

Loosely pencil outline the fussy cut cardstock to mark the area where the lace will be glued between the two cardstock sheets.



Carefully glue the lace following the pencil line … check placement by overlaying the Wild Child 12x12 scrapbook paper moving the lace to be showing correctly.  Glue the wildchild paper over the lace to secure the paper.  Allow to dry.




Pounce gold paint through the Scripted stencil with a silicone sponge randomly across the page.  Dry off



Stamp the mandala from the Kind heart clear stamp set onto the background using Versamark Stamp pad translucent

.  Sprinkle with Embossing powder – snow white embossing powder, set powder thoroughly using a heat gun.


Outline some of the flowers using Sakura Gelli Roll pen or similar white paint pen.



Select and cut out 2-3 tags from the Boho tags or add your images if making a photo layout.  Also fussy cut a selection of butterflies, birds and leaves from the Bohemian Bliss Collection cut-out sheet.  Adhere randomly around tags/photos and page.  You may wish to outline these embellishments with the Sakura Gelli Roll pen or paint pen to highlight.


Add a title or sentiment and you are done.  I hope you are happy as I was in creating this page so out of my comfort zone, but I am very happy with the results.   Happy crafting and see you again soon. 


  Bye for now!! from Linda 


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