Camp Scrap starts over at Big Picture Scrapbooking in about 10 days!! SOOO excited for it, and I hope you are too if you’re joining in. Today I wanted to share a few things related to class. First – some FAQ’s I’ve been getting:
1. The layouts I share will be 12×12, both single and double page spreads during class.
2. You are never required to do exactly as I do, nor do you need any specific products to have fun and join in class. All of the assignments are optional (for example, you don’t HAVE to try paint spattering or a certain sketch or journaling prompt!) – they’re there to inspire you to create! Any scrapbooking is good scrapbooking in camp scrap! 6×6, 8 1/2 x 11, or anything else you desire!!
3. www.skype.com is where you can learn about what you need (headset is best – but I know some use microphone) to set that up. Once you’re on skype (or if you already have it) be sure to add me as a friend/connection so that you can see if I’m on-line! Just please mention class so I know why you’re wanting to connect. This is a purely optional aspect of class – I just thought it would be fun to give students the chance to 1-on-1 chat with me from here in my studio. (FYI – starting TODAY if you see me on-line on skype feel free to call!!)
4. Yes, class materials remain accessible forever and I’ve even built in a bonus 5th week of class (without prompts – just some fun & prizes!) to give you more class experience time in case you’re on vacation during class at another time or just want more.
If you’ve got any more questions ALWAYS feel free to ask me here or via e-mail. I welcome them – and there is no question too small or simple. I’m always happy to hear from you.
So, now onto some fun information + a project!
What do the products I used on this project have in common? Well, Tim Holtz, Kaiser Craft, Tattered Angels, Scrapbook Adhesives, and GCD Studios all have prize give-aways during class!! I was using some of my favorite things this morning to make a father’s day photo in a frame. Here’s how:
I used the ChipArt tools (these are fabulous – AND guess what? GCD Studios is generously giving away a prize pack that includes the tool!) to pound my letters and a bunch of butterflies into the chipboard frame. If you’d like how-to and more info on this tool you can check my review here, and to buy any of Melody’s stuff I can’t recommend Artsy Findings enough! You can find all these goodies and so much more over there.
I didn’t take photos of the process (wet fingers!) but I first applied cream acrylic paint (LOVE the color and feel of Kaiser Craft’s paint for this) and then some of Tattered Angels glimmer mists, chalkboard mist, and other colors and mediums until I liked the result. Once done, I sprayed the whole frame down with Dazzling Diamonds (my fave glimmer mist right now!) to add another layer of sparkle & shine. Lucky for me, it’s a scorching hot day and so just a few minutes in the sun and my frame was dry and ready for it’s photo!
After I added the photo I covered the back with patterned paper and roughly cut away (with my Tim Holtz scissors, of course!) the excess so that from the front no paper or photo would show around edges. DO NOT worry about perfect here – just work roughly and we’ll fix it up later!
Now here’s where I had a moment of genius (to me, at least!) I wanted to have a piece of paper on the back folded to be the ‘stand’ so that I didn’t have to mount my frame onto anything else. First I folded a piece of patterned paper into a triangle and folded the excess over and taped it down (with my handy dandy E-Z Tape Runner, of course!). Then I noted that it wasn’t quite strong enough so I used a rectangle chipboard piece (see them here) and a square chipboard piece along the long (outside) wall of the stand to add stability. It’s AWESOME! Totally works.
Then to finish it off I painted the back, especially the edges to mask my spots that were roughly cut.
All done – and the best part? I’ve got a fantastic father’s day gift ready to go! I am eager to get more of these frames and do it all over again!
I hope you stay tuned – I’ve got so much more to share with you here in the coming weeks, and it’s all going to be BIG fun, prizes, and projects galore!!