Happy February. Let's CREATE!
I am hostessing a yearlong challenge on SOC called Make it Meaningful. This challenge is to create an album that tells your story...a meaningful story. On the 1st and the 15 of each month a prompt will be issued. The prompt from the 15th of January was your 1st Childhood Memory.
For this challenge I am using an alterable Prima album. It has different types of pages in it and I decided to simply use the pages and alter. It also, has precut/presized places for pictures and I am just going with the flow. This is one of those spots. My album will be sort of a mixed media/art journal affair.
Here is what I did to achieve this look
|Start with a piece of Kraft Cardstock|
|I primed the paper with some Gesso.|
|Next, I painted using Hazelnut acrylic paint.|
|I then added a little bit of Art Anthology Dimensional Gel Paint. I used a thin brush to add |
small bits of this paint.
|To add a deeper brown I used, Chocolate Acrylic Paint. However, to keep it from being too dark I added water to dilute it a bit.|
|Here's how my background looks. So pretty.|
|Next, I stamped my title, a globe and a border using 3 different colors of |
Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
|Lastly, I added twine, a dog die cut( I cut with my Cricut) and my story. Tada! Love how this turned out. IT will go in to a two pocket, hence the cut.|
Next challenge: February 1 - 15: Make it Meaningful #3: What is your first memory of your parents?
To play along, create your page and share it in our gallery! We have a gallery in the forum and we have a great way to share your creations in our NEW Blog Gallery here on the SOC Blog.
Happy February! Create daily!