Friday, September 08, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Life is a Journey Scrapbook Layout by Tanja

Hi there, I have a new step-by-step tutorial for you and this time I would like to show you how to create this scrapbook layout. If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.

  • distress the edges of a sheet of 12x12 patterned paper from the BoBunny Country Garden collection and ink them up with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
  • cover the page with white gesso
  • add some color with watered-down Distress Paint (Walnut Stain, Cracked Pistachio) and let it drip down the page

  • use a brayer to cover the ARTplorations Row of Hearts stencil with Distress Paint (Walnut Stain) and press it onto the page - repeat the process until you are happy with the result

  • adhere the picture (this lovely couple is my grandparents) to a patterned paper cluster (Ideaology French Industrial, Wallflower), tear and die cut the edges with the CUTplorations Art Edges first and ink them up with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)

  • stamp "Life is a Journey" with the help of the STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments: Journey set and Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • add "Love" from the STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Mocha) - it is possible to stamp the word up to four times
  • stamp the solid butterfly from the same set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Lagoon) and use first, second, third and fourth generation stamping as well
  • as a finishing touch add some splatters with watered-down Dylusions Paint (Ground Coffee)

I hope you got inspired!



  1. I love a grungy/distressed page... The photo is wonderful too!

  2. Loooove it!!!! Really enjoyed reading about how you created this amazing page. Such a huge amount of creativity and product and yet the page still makes my CAS heart sing. Inspired! Thank you Tanya.


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