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Saturday, July 13, 2013

This is me today...more confident!


I have to say that I'm definitely on a mini kick lately. I've been having loads of fun playing with upcycled materials like cardboard and old canvas. I wanted to make a mini album using Scrapbooking from the Inside Out's July Confidence kit, one that reflects what I'm more confident now in my, how shall I put it, mid-life years. 

Because I was working with canvas and paper I made sure to use Helmar's Premium Craft Glue to get everything to adhere to the cardboard, and of course I needed to use some Helmar Fabric Glue and Helmar Zapdots for some extra hold and dimension.







I've definitely learned a few lessons over the years, and I wanted to document them. I really love how this turned out. 

Have you learned any important lessons over the years that you want to take stock of as well? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks and have a great week!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Another peek at my altered book

I've gotten back to art journaling and I'm loving it! So much texture, so much play. Especially when you start without knowing what the ending will look like.




I used lots of gesso, book paper, Prima papers, lace, Helmar Decoupage Craft Paste and more to get the texture I wanted on the page. And then I pull out my Shimmerz....love them! Had to use some lovely greens and pinks. My favourite colour combination lately.

Hope you enjoyed this look into my altered book art journal!