Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

You are in luck it is another Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting. The question was asked How did you begin crafting Linda?, on one of my YouTube Videos. That is why I decided to share a quick video to share how I began crafting many, many years ago while living on a small farm with my family in Oklahoma. I was blessed to have a creative mom that helped me get started.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting Video.

 

When I was a little girl I wanted Barbie Doll clothes. But even back then these were expensive to buy. Since I didn’t have an income. LOL I decided to make my own. Thankfully we were involved with 4 H in my family and we had a huge garage sale as a fundraiser. There were clothes that would be thrown out and I took a box home to make Barbie Doll Clothes.

One summer my Step-Grandmother spent about 3 weeks at our home and she taught me how to sew, how to read a pattern and pick the fabric for my project.  I’m so glad that she spent the time with me so that I could sew. We moved schools mid-year in High School and I was put in Home Economics when they were finishing up their sewing segment. Because I had spent time with Grandmother I was able to get a 100 on the written sewing test and I had only been there for a week. There were people in my class that was there for the whole class and they failed. It was natural for me to sew.

Later I helped my mom with her crafts. She made floral arrangements usually with dried flowers and silk flowers. I would help pick dried flowers and spray paint them for her.

Another Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting segway. My best friend taught me how to knit and another grandmother taught me how to crochet. Everyone got a blanket from me for a few years back then. I don’t have any of the blankets I made. I’m not sure if my family still has them or not.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

For my Sr Prom in High School, I made my prom dress. To pay for my dress I worked at a stable cleaning the stalls and working with horses. I even sold friendship bracelets to my fellow students, I would make these bracelets while riding the bus since we lived several miles from the school.

After high school, I would make curtains, pillows, and clothes for others. Coasters, cord covers, mug rugs and anything else I could sew.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Mug Rug put on your desk and set your mug on its own rug. lol

In the 1990’s is when I fell in love with paper crafting. My neighbor invited me to a stamp party where I purchased my first stamp from DOTS – Dozens of Terrific Stamps. Later I joined a stamp club and became President of the Okie Inkers for several years.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Easle Greeting Card

Easle Greeting Card.

A friend of mine told me about HGTV’s show, That’s Clever. She had gotten the information to sign up and she shared the info with our stamp club and encouraged all of us to sign up. There were 30 artists in Oklahoma that were featured on the show.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Filming the intro out in one of the Parks in Yukon Oklahoma.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

What my room looked like for the video taping of HGTV. I had to remove a table that was in front of the desk and cover any “brand labels” on items in the room.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

More of my desk for the filming.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

More of my room. This area now is my lightroom. It was my sewing area in this photo from 2007.

Because I was on That’s Clever I decided to try doing my own videos and started filming for YouTube. It’s amazing how far I’ve come since then!

Currently, I am on three design teams, Calico Collage digital images, Canvas Corp Brands (who is the parent company for Canvas Home Basics, Tattered Angels, and 7gypsies), and ScraPerfect – offering glues and tools for paper crafting.

My crafting journey has taken many twists and turns over the years, but I’m so glad that I have had all the opportunities I have had. Learning new things and keeping me trying out new things too!

Hopefully, this segment of Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting has given you a little view of where I began and where I am now.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

One of my good friends Betz Golden came up with the idea of using retro art supplies from before 2008. This prompted us to do a blog hop and mine is Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards. It was fun looking through my stash to find items that I knew were from before 2008 (more than ten years old) for this project.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

PSST GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! Not mentioned in the video but I’m having a giveaway. To enter leave a comment on my blog and let me know if you follow my blog, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. For each social media, you list you will be entered. Share this blog post and use the tag #retroblogwithlinda for even more entries. The lucky winner will get a TLC package, like the one I used in the video, plus more goodies. You will want to enter this giveaway.

For my Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards I used a scrapbook kit from TLC (Top Line Creations) that was from 2005. I was a demonstrator for them for a few years and have a bunch of these kits, that I never used! Also found edger scissors that make the paper look like a postage edge.

Here is my video tutorial showing the Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards.

Supply list for the Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Once I had the supply list it was time to figure out what was going to make and I decided to make ATC journal cards for the Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards blog hop.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

First I cut the red cardstock down to 2.5 x 3.5 inch. Then I proceeded to cut the pattern paper and white cardstock just slightly smaller than 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

One some of the journal cards I used old dictionary pages, I thought it gave it a vintage feel.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Two heart punches used with Red Glitter Cardstock helped to add a small accent without a lot of bulk.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Creating words on my Silhouette and keeping a stash of these handy helped to make this project go fast. It was easy to add a little word to each one.

There were enough supplies that I made 11 journal cards with the supplies. Making these Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards was a lot of fun! It has made me want to pull other kits out and see what I can make.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

What kind of “retro” art supplies do you have? Check out the other projects in this Remember When Retro Art Supplies blogs for more ideas.

JustYolie –http://www.justyolie.com/2018/02/remember-when-blog-hop.html 
It’s Oddly Appealing https://itsoddlyappealing.blogspot.com/…/remember-when…
Scrappy Cafe –https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/2018/04/remember-when.html 
Keren Tamir- http://www.kerentamir.com/remember-when-blog-hop/
Marie Heiderscheit- https://marienicoledesigns.wordpress.com/…/remember…
Linda Israel- http://lindaisrael.com/…/remember-when-using-retro-art…/
Erin Reed – https://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/…/misted-atc… 
Anita Scroggins – https://goo.gl/WRGz6V 
Katie Lamb https://whatkatiedid2.blogspot.com/…/remember-when-blog… 
Nadine Carlier –https://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/…/remember-when-blog… 
Susan M. Brown {sbartist} – https://sbartist.blogspot.com/…/going-back-in-cre8time…
Julie McGuffee https://juliemcguffee.blogspot.com/2010/01/hey-presto.html 
I have a linky party: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=774354

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Day Dreaming Junk Journal

Sharing a design team project Day Dreaming Junk Journal, using Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit Day Dreaming. Also used my Mixed Media Frankenpages for the cover and insides that I made a few weeks ago. The journal measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches and has a soft cover made with watercolor paper and mixed media Frankenpages.

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

A flip through video showing the Day Dreaming Junk Journal.

Used the following to make the Day Dreaming Junk Journal.

The Day Dreaming Junk Journal has 16 pages that are tied together with bakers twine. I bound it together like this so that the owner can choose to add more pages if they like or make another journal with the pages and cover.

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

Making this journal was so much fun. I loved using the Mixed Media Frankenpages with the Calico Collage Digital Images.  The bright colors make me very happy.

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Adding the Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint using the ScraPerfect No Clog Writing Cap to the Day Dreaming Junk Journal added the perfect amount of sparkle. The glitter paint also adds a little bit of texture.

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

The back sides of the Day Dreaming Journal pages were sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists with one of my stencils.

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Adding touches of fabric to the pages gives this journal a little bit of a shabby chic look, don’t you think?

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The tie on this Day Dreaming Junk Journal is a scrap of fabric that I got from my quilt guild a month ago.

Day Dreaming Junk JournalMaking this Day Dreaming Junk Journal was so enjoyable. I hope that you liked seeing what I created today.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Stamped Journal Cards

A few days ago I was chatting with one of the admins from my Facebook group Friendly Junk Journal People. Naomi asked for ideas on how to use stamps with a junk journal. This prompted me to make a Stamped Journal Cards tutorial showing how stamps can be used to make journal cards without a lot of coloring. She didn’t want to spend a lot of time coloring in images.

Stamped Journal Cards

Here is a video tutorial showing how to make Stamped Journal Cards.

Supply List for Stamped Journal Cards.

Stamped Journal Cards

These stamped journal cards are super easy to make. To begin I chose to cut a piece of the dictionary page the same size as my focal stamped image. In this case, it was 2.25 x 2.25 inches. Then I stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

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Use the Ranger Blending tool and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the paper.

Stamped Journal Cards

Apply a fine line of the Best Glue Ever on the backside of the dictionary page and apply to a 3 x 5 inch journal card.

Stamped Journal Cards

An option is to use a sewing machine and add zig-zag stitches around the image.

Stamped Journal Cards

For the second card, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Curious applied to a square stamp background. This was stamped on a 3.5 x 5.5 piece of dictionary page. Heat set to dry.

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Stamp the bird image with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink over the square of color on the dictionary page.

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Apply Dusty Concord and Crushed Oliver Distress Inks to the flower stamp and stamp on the right side of the square.

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Next stamp the postmark image in the center top of the square.

Stamped Journal Cards

Vintage Photo Distress Ink was applied with a blending tool around the stamped image and the journal card.

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Adhere the stamped dictionary page to the journal card with the Best Glue Ever.

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Distress the words – Adventure Awaits with Vintage photo distress inks.

Stamped Journal Cards

Cut a scrap of denim to be a mat for the word and adhere both on the journal card in the center bottom.

Stamped Journal Cards

Can take it up a notch by sewing on the journal card. I like combining the zig-zag with straight stitching.

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These Stamped Journal Cards were quick and easy to make. I can see all kinds of various styles done like this. What is your favorite style?

Stamped Journal Cards

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Today’s post is sharing what I made with some of my Mixed Media Frankenpages. The result was a Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial to show you how I used the pages. This is one of those fun projects where you can use some old book pages and add some paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Adding digital images from Calico Collage Day Dreaming journal kit just adds a beautiful touch.

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The supplies used in this Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

When I made the Mixed Media Frankenpages these were trimmed to 8 x 10.5 inches. Then I sewed the joins on the paper but not around the outside edge. Next, I cut the page in half lengthwise to make a 4 x 10.5 inch page.

Then cut a two inch piece from one end and a three and a half inch piece. You will now have three pieces to use for this envelope pocket.

Sew around the edges to finish the piece. Sew the pieces together and you now have an envelope pocket.

Using ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever attach the embellishments to finish the Frankenpage Envelope Pocket.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Use Embellie Gellie for perfect placement of small items.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

The Medium Fine Writing Cap from ScraPefect transforms the Tulip Dimension Glitter Paint into a precision writing tool.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

There are so many ways to create these Frankenpage Envelope Pockets with all kinds of papers and mediums. I hope you enjoy making your own after seeing my Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

It is the little details that help to finish a project. I could have left the envelope pockets as they were, but it is so much better with the embellishment, don’t you think?

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for my Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Today I’m sharing my version of Mixed Media Frankenpages. I’ve been making mixed media collages for years and this is a great way to use up scraps of paper. In today’s project, I share how to use old book pages and mixed media to make some Mixed Media Frankenpages. Making these pages is also therapeutic. There is something about gluing papers together that just makes me so happy.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Video Tutorial on Mixed Media Frankenpages.

Aren’t these so fun! I just love all the colors together and the sewing just brings the whole thing together.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Frankenpages.

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What I really love about this project is it is just fun. It is fun to see how the acrylic paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists will react on the book pages.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

While I might do the same technique no two are ever alike. Variety is fun and adds interest.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Creative Mixed Media Play

Whenever I’m in a creative slump I try some Creative Mixed Media Play. It is a great way to just play and not think about what you are doing. The idea is to just let things come together, enjoy the process and play. Don’t like the last layer, add another with paint, stencils, stampings or Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Keep playing as long as you like, never worrying about what you will do with the finished items.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Here is a tutorial video showing my Creative Mixed Media Play session.

Now doesn’t that look like a lot of fun! Can you see how just pulling items you already have to play can help you with a creative block?

Creative Mixed Media Play

Supplies used for the Creative Mixed Media Play session.

The method of a Creative Mixed Media Play session is very simple. PLAY. For my play session, I decided to use old business cards as the base to paint. Attaching eight cards together with washi tape is a great way to work on multiple cards at one time as one unit.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Apply layers and let them dry or manually dry each layer. I found that I like to work one layer at a time.

This is Creative Mixed Media Play, it is okay to mix different mediums. In my project I used, paper, paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Stamping, and stencils. You may choose to use layers of paper and some paint. It is okay to use what you have and just have fun.

These little cards will be fun to use in other projects. I’ll use some to make embellishments, journal cards or even just accents in a junk journal.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Take time to play today. Do some Creative Mixed Media Play and see where it leads. Most important is to have fun.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see my Creative Mixed Media Play session.

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

I’m asked if I use my junk mail to make a junk journal. Today I decided that I would make a Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial to show you how I use junk mail. One of my friends texted me so we could visit. On that visit, she gave me a stack of junk mail. It seems I don’t get that much junk mail, or Henry throws it out. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to create using junk mail.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial Video.

What is fun about using junk mail for a junk journal is that no two will be alike. Each piece will be unique. In my case Using some thick cardstock ads and postcards works great for mixed media painting.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.

Gather some Acrylic Craft Paint and something to apply it to the junk mail. An old credit card, key card or gift card is a great tool to spread paint very thin on paper. It is easier to dry when it is thin. The first layer of paint is to help cover what was printed on the junk mail. If you like the colors and images you may skip this and go into the next portion.

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Applying media with stencils is a lot of fun and a great way to change up the look of junk mail. Layering those stencils help gives depth to the project.

Rubber stamps can be a great help for adding a shape if you don’t want to freehand paint the images. If you don’t have the stamp you want, try cutting a piece of fun foam into the shape and mounting it to an object for the “handle” and see how it looks. Heck, you can even use a potato that you carve. Look up Potato Stamps for ideas. 😉

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Adding outlines helps to define the images and makes these look finished. My paint was still a little wet and some of the pens were not working. Soon I’ll share another solution I found after I was done with this project. 😉 So make sure to come back to see it soon.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since I covered up all the surfaces it was time to add something to write upon. This is where I used Canvas Corp Brands watercolor Postcards. Adding distress inks and stitching around the edges gives these a cute look, don’t you think?

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Using Aleene’s tacky glue I attached the postcards where I wanted in the journal.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since this was a pretty simple journal it went quick and I was able to attach the “pages” with my sewing machine. That took no time at all. 🙂

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Take a look at that junk mail and see what pieces would be good to do some Mixed Media.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.

 

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

It is with great pleasure that I share the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal. In January while at Creativation 2018 a few of us met up and discussed having a swap and YouTube Video hop. The final decision was to have a Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Theme. Each artist would make a 4 x 6 postcard with any mixed media they wanted and mail to the other artists.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

In this swap, there are three other ladies who participated. Check out the other Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime ladies social media.

When I got the postcards from the other ladies I decided that I would make a Junk Journal just for these postcards. Here is the video showing How I made my postcards and then the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Supplies Used for my postcards.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Playing with a Gel Press is so much fun. There are so many things that can be done. Lots of layers, single layers, lots of texture or little texture. It is all about whatever you want at the time.

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I love how vivid the colors are on the postcards I created for the ladies. Green just spoke spring to me and that is why I used it with the blue.

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Supplies used for the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

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Having the inspiration in seeing someone else’s work really helps me think of ways to use it in my art projects. Seeing the different designs from each artist gives me ideas, helps me appreciate others art and gives me joy.

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Making a mixed media Junk Journal to hold all the postcards was so much fun! I love trying new things and mixed media allows me to play. These are now all in one place and easy to enjoy.

An element I like about this Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal is that I was able to put Mixed Media with Vintage themed elements and I think it turned out amazing.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Mixing denim, lace, yarn, and paper with the paints and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, gives this a unique look.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

The photos and video don’t do any justice to how beautiful these pages are. The surface is smooth and really feels good in my hands.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Being able to use the extra postcards I made in this journal was also a plus. Really wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I saw I needed a few more pockets.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Many people ask me about where to find cool things for their junk journals. In this case, it was junk mail given to me by a friend, old book pages, and scraps of fabric and lace. And a few digital images from Calico Collage mixed with some awesome mixed media art by, Lena, Bea, and Shel C. And I think it turned out to be a pretty cool junk journal. How about you?

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Today I’m sharing how to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette. Using Calico Collage Simply Spring digital images and Silhouette I’ll show you how easy it is to print and cut. This is really handy if you don’t want to sit and hand cut each element. Once the file is set up it can be used over and over and will save you a lot of time.

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Supplies today to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette.

Being able to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette makes creating art so much easier. Instead of spending time hand cutting or even using a paper punch I can set the page in the Silhouette Cameo 3 and in a few minutes have a bunch of the digital images cut and ready to use.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Having more time to create is important to me. When you spend a lot of time fussy cutting things out you are missing time to use those items. The Silhouette Cameo 3 is a huge time saver for me.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Open the digital file you want to print and cut in Silhouette Studio 3. Choose the Trace Feature and outline the area you want to cut. Adjust the settings to get a good line and Trace Outer Edge.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Next, add the Registration Marks to the page. Adjust the registration marks Positions down to .394. This way it takes up little space and you know that your design will print and cut correctly. Print the page on desired paper. Load into Silhouette Cameo 3 and cut according to paper type. Remove images from mat and use.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Now that you know how to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette, what will be your first images you will cut? I have my eye on a few more digital images from Calico Collage that I want to use very soon. 😉

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