Mixed Media and Facetime Photos!

This layout may not be a designers dream, but it sure holds a lot of EXPERIENCE (OLW 2013) for me.  From Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 I included the following techniques:
molding paste and stencils (geese flying)
watercolors ... interesting and fun (flower and grass)
seed beads (around flowers)
hidden journaling ... challenging (tucked behind photo)

Mixed Media Elements
I used Core'dinations as my background paper.  Instead of sanding I wiped my Ranger Paint Dabber, Snow Cap, over the entire page.

I placed my geese stencil from Dreamweavers onto the paper and added molding paste and let dry.  I darkened the photo to show more details of the geese on the page. 

I created my watercolor flowers from a technique by Catherine Scalon, teacher at Creative JumpStart.  It was scarey and challenging.  I had fun.  Where Cat painted around her outline I chose to cut my flowers out and use it as an embellishment.  The leftover paper I used to create my grass.  I added seed beads to the center of my flowers and around the outside of the flower.  Cool touch from Anna Bjorklund from Creative JumpStart.

Hardest part for me...Cat introduced the art of journaling then "hiding" it.  Write out your jouranling then keep only key words then paint...creatively...over the rest.  Not all journaling is meant for everyone.  Great idea and is probably better for a journal than a layout.  But I was determined to share a grandmother's heart.

Ingredients:  Paints Delta, watercolors Caryola, pens Faber Castell, title Thickers American Crafts, ribbon May Arts Ribbon, subtitle Webster's Pages, molding paste Golden, stencil Dreamweavers, Ranger Snow Cap Paint Dabber

Facetime Photo
I was watching Little via my iPad's Facetime play on her new swing set.  The images coming through were so much fun.  I asked my daughter if I could take photos from my iPad while doing Facetime.  YES!  Basically, it's a screen shot.  So I took a picture of me watching Little show me how a birds fly.  It's time and date stamped.  This is totally cool.
To take a screenshot you need to briefly press both the home and power button at the same time - the screen should then appear to flash and a picture of it saved to the Camera Roll album.

Have an Artsy Crafty Day!


  1. You give great tips-can you tell me again how to take a screen shot from your computer?

  2. Sure Connie ....
    get to the screen you want...
    hold Ctrl and Prt Scr key at the same time.
    Go to your Paint program and Paste...
    there it is!

  3. LOVE how you are using each of these techniques! I tried two of these as well. GREAT layout!

  4. Wow, Debby, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love the detail and the lovely colors, too.

    I have always wanted to do watercolor; I just have to take the leap!

    Thank you for sharing,



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