Friday, April 6, 2012

Frugal Friday on the First April

Today's Frugal Friday on the First Tip:

On the last frugal Friday I suggested markers in place of ink to distress edges. I also find using bingo markers as a great option. I picked up a variety from the local dollar store and just this week the Dollar Tree had a supply of colors. As little as I use per project, these will last forever. I've also used the markers for making perfect pock-a-dots for a page

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Girl Grunge on April One

Here I go closing out one month and starting a new month with a new grungy page to share. This page will be another page of my mom's calendar mini album.

And it is using the Laura Denson's stack the deck binding technique.

I did a lot of masking on this page. I first cut out on scrap paper the design I wanted masked for this page like the space around the twirled banners. I covered the mask with drywall tape. Next I applied molding paste. After molding paste I blended acrylic paints to the desired colors. I poured all four colors of the paste down my craft mat and rolled a smaller paint roller through the paint create stripes of paint. I rolled the paint onto the page using the technique they teach you for house paint application at Home Depot... criss-cross.

Using a craft knife I cut out and popped up the flowers from the background paper. I layered a similar paper under the flowers so that the tulle could still be laced down the page. Of course I added the tulle stitching over an old dictionary page sprayed with Tattered Angels mist.

This is mostly Donna Salazar papers and the name plate I hand-cut and mounted on a piece of denim. I stacked the alphas and instead of using the actual alphas in the package (because they're too big for this mini), I cut them from the back of the package. I'm going to make the most of the amazing Donna haul I acquired!

I looped the flags up creating even more dimension to this page. I stitched around the border left by the mask.

One of the circles is an old lemon-aide lid painted cooper. This is one of those techniques my friend Anna does and I thought it would be great way to create a focal point.

I must admit I have another chunky (I mean fluffy) page for my mom's mini album.