I have been very interested in mixed media pages for some time, but really felt out of my element when I tried to create on my own. I have always tended to be very OCD with my scrapbook pages and greeting cards in the past. Things had to be lined up "just so" and "straight" or I hated them and started all over. I recently found a mixed media artist who I think is just amazing. Marta Lapkowska takes plain paper bags and creates journal pages with so much texture and dimension. She makes it seem to effortless. I just had to try her techniques.
Here are the two pages I have created this week. I can't wait until my next day off to try another page.
To see how Marta creates her pages, check out her Youtube channel: Maremi SmallArt
I am still experimenting with my new allergy laden/gluten free lifestyle. I tried a gluten free cake from scratch today. No box cakes here. I snagged the recipe from the King Arthur Year of the Bundt section of their website. It is totally yummy if I do say so myself. But man oh man, the cardamon I used in the recipe was quite the ca-ching!!!
The Christmas season of 2015 has come and gone. BUT I still had not finished my holiday journal from that year. Tonight I wrapped that up with a bow so to speak. I had created the book a year ago in an art class, but I had never added all the photos and snipped Christmas cards from that year. My favorite entries are always the photos of all the family kids. And I LOVE this antique paper I used. Here is the finished product. Thank you for looking.