Is it Really Time Already?
by Neva Cole
Different parts of the country are already thinking about “Back to School” in early August so Imagine is sharing a few ideas for the season. Our schedule here in Oregon runs a little later, so we still have a bit of time before thinking school supplies and fun fall activities. With my layout I wanted to have a color cohesiveness with the embellishments, because the patterned paper by BoBunny and my photos are bright and multicolored. It is easy with a bit of VersaColor ink and Imagine Embossing powder.
Time: 90 minutes
Select the journal card for the layout and hand journal with the fine tip end of a Memento Dual Tip Marker in Bamboo Leaves. Ink the edges in Scarlet and add irRESISTible in Lady Bug, Pear Tart, and Shimmer to the apples on the card to add a little dimension and shine. Set aside to dry.
Stamp each of the embellishments on the yellow striped patterned paper. You can see my practice on the scrap paper in the background. A variety of school themed and alphabet stamp sets were used to create the various title strips. VersaColor ink in Scarlet is heat embossed with Candy Red Embossing Powder. The eyeball is stamped in VersaColor Black and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder. It was the perfect choice for an embellishment on a photo of the dissection of a cow eye! For the strips that were not already labels, the edges are inked in succession and heat embossed. After each edge cooled the next edge was completed.
To make the chipboard letters match the color scheme exactly they are enameled with the Candy Red embossing powder. The surface was sanded so the first layer of VersaColor Scarlet would adhere more readily. Use tweezers to keep the numbers from moving too far as it is heat embossed. Immediately add another layer of embossing powder while the layer on the chip board number is still hot. Continue the process until a smooth enameled look is achieved. I did three layers of embossing powder. With the iterations, there will be excess embossing powder that will not adhere and blow around on your craft table so you can also do this in a small box, and some will stick to the metal tweezers requiring a bit of clean up.
Select patterned papers. I chose BoBunny’s Toy Box line using ABC, Storytime, and Cheerful. All the photos are backed with the yellow striped side and the edges are inked with direct to paper technique using VersaColor Scarlet. ABC paper is cut with a circle cutter and the edges are inked with VersaColor Scarlet. All pieces are set aside to dry before adhering together as the inked edges can mark up your project if you get in too much of a hurry.
Adhere everything together and enjoy the memories of a fun fall!
- VersaColor − Black and Scarlet
- Embossing Powder − Candy Red and Black
- Memento Dual Marker − Bamboo Leaves
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher − Shimmer, Lady Bug and New Sprout
- Craft Mat
- BoBunny − Toy Box, ABC, Storytime, and Cheerful
- Unity Stamp − Smarty Pants
- Inkadinkado − Test Tubes
- The Paper Company − Grade School
- Hero Arts − Tiny Carnival Letters alphabet
- Acrylic blocks
- Heat tool