Friday, August 24, 2007

Summer Pages with TAC's Pop Rockz

As soon as I saw these pictures of Lily, I knew I would use Pop Rockz paper from The Angel Company. Its vibrant colors capture summer and having girl and boy patterns makes it perfect for a family album. The coordinating stamp set, Paisley Rockz, is a must-have. I use it a ton. (Like for my Paisley Mini Book.) I also love that Pop Rockz' slightly-weathered white undertones make it so easy to pull together a page. I left a little white edge to the wallet-sized photos I printed and used white Scrapper's Floss and Paper Posies to give my pages the finishing touch. I love my Mini File Tab punch too. Scraps are magically transformed into the perfect accessory!

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Friday, August 17, 2007

White Crayon Resist

Here's a fun technique to try! Use StazOn ink, glossy paper, an image with some space to color in and a white crayon. Color the space you want to stay white like these flower petals from Blooming Builders (think snowman, cupcake, lighthouse and other images too.) Next use a dye ink to sponge or brayer ink over the surface. I used a Kaleidacolor pad, since they have several colors that harmonize nicely all in one pad. When it's dry, use a tissue to rub off the crayon. What is under the crayon is gleaming white, glossy paper! It's really a fun effect. Tip: keep your crayon sharp with a makeup pencil sharpener. I have one that does large and small widths. Want to learn more techniques like these? Sign up to get emails about Colorado/Denver area stamping and scrapbooking events using the link down in the right hand column!