A few weeks I realized that I had stopped scrapbooking. WHAT?!


Well, I got so caught up in design team projects and altered art and mixed media and learning Photoshop and designing my new website….well, you know. SO I printed out 150 photos last weekend and have been creating in front of the TV, on a TV tray, finally watching all of the seasons of “Ugly Betty” on Netflix. I had lots of “layouts in progress” in my crop bag so all I had to do was put a few elements together, add photos and journaling and BAM! A pile of layouts = completed!


This page was really fun to make because I used some techniques that we played with in Amy Tangerine's class at Craftcation, in Ventura, CA this past March. We created an assortment of tags by adding drops of watercolor paint and water to them and blowing them into splat patterns using drinking straws. Didn't you do that in grade school? Sometimes we really need to think outside of what we believe is “acceptable” in crafting and just have fun. I added one of the tags I made in the class to this layout and then added some more painty strokes with Crayola watercolors.


The paper is by Amy Tangerine and she shared in the class that she used the same techniques to create her patterned paper. I also added some lines and detail with a Kuretake Zig Cociro Pen (my FAVE journaling pen!!) and Smooch Accent Ink by Clearsnap in Ocean Soul and Carrot Cake. I also added layers of stickers and colorful randomness that I found in my crop bag. Are you up for trying something new on your scrapbook pages? The paint set I got was about $3 in the craft section at Target and has 24 colors, plus you can make more by mixing the colors. Get your “art on” without breaking the bank :)

Happy Painting!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Getting Painty With It! A Scrapbook Layout

  1. You page looks great. I guess it’s like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it. :)

    Posted on June 18, 2013 at 6:16 pm