Embellishments, Scrapbooking, Tutorials

Embellishing your scraps!

Making your own embellishments is an excellent way of crafting when you’re low on time, energy or mojo.  The options are endless for how to piece together your scraps. I’ve set out below a quick guide to how I make 3 different embellishments.  These are my favourite to make since they are my go –… Read More Embellishing your scraps!

Circle journal, Mixed Media, Tutorials

Setting the Theme: A Guilty Pleasures Circle Journal

Picking a theme for your circle journal is not in any way a requirement but it can be a lot of fun. Plus, a theme helps the other members of your circle journal by providing a starting place. Just about anything goes. If you are scratching around for ideas, do a quick google search for ‘circle journal… Read More Setting the Theme: A Guilty Pleasures Circle Journal

Circle journal, Mixed Media, Tutorials

Constructing your circle journal from paper bags

As my circle journal is run by an online scrapbooking store (Scrapingclearly), the basic materials for my circle journal came as a kit. This included 14 paper bags, and a couple of other things like a sample of modeling paste and a pipette for mixed media. But trust me, it is pretty straight forward to… Read More Constructing your circle journal from paper bags

Circle journal, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking

Title Pages: Starting with a blank canvas

Creating the title page for your circle journal can be quite intimidating. At least I found it so, as it’s the first page everyone will see when they receive your journal. But I think part of the process of being involved in any art journal type project is letting go of the fear and just… Read More Title Pages: Starting with a blank canvas

Circle journal, Mixed Media, Tutorials

Signature Sign In – Creating a sign in page for your circle journal

It is quite common to have a ‘sign in’ page as the first double page spread in your journal. Again, ideas abound and you can make it as simple as drawing lines for your fellow creatives to literally sign their name, or as creative as you wish. I chose to go with something in the… Read More Signature Sign In – Creating a sign in page for your circle journal