How to Scrapbook Advanced Tutorial with Mixed Media and Inks

Scrapbooking is a creative alternative of displaying your photos and treasured moments. In April’s scrapbooking feature, Katie will give you an advanced guide to adding different media to you scrapbook pages. 

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What You Will Need 

First Edition Botanical Notes 12x12 & 8 x8 Paper Pad

Dovecraft Sweet Paris 6x6 Paper Pad & resin flowers

Belle and Boo Steel Die Set, Bunting and Doily

First Edition Nesting Stamp and Flower Dies

DecoArt Acrylic Misters – Violet, Yellow, Green & Magenta

DecoArt Metallic Lustre- Gold Rush

DecoArt Textured paste

Santoro Mirabelle Butterfly Stamp

Dovecraft Curiosity Corner Doily & Lace Clear Stamps

Dovecraft Chocolate Ink Pad

Dovecraft Mini Wooden Alphabet Stamps

Assorted paper blossoms, stencil & twine

How to Make


1.  Add white texture paste randomly to the layout around where your image will sit using a spatula and leave to dry.  Spritz over with misting sprays and allow some of the ink to run down the page. Take the corner of the page and lift it up until the inks run down the page to create a distressed effect to your page, make sure you protect you work surface.

TIP: If you are unsure of what colours to use, spray the colour onto a separate piece of paper and label the colour as a future reference.

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2.  Once dry, place a stencil mask over a section of the texture paste. To create a worn look to the stencil mask, run over with brown ink using a make-up sponge.

3.  Finish the background by mixing DecoArt Metallic Lustre with water and gently tapping your brush around your layout to create a scattered paint effect. Once dried, I have used the Mirabelle Butterfly stamps randomly printing around the page.

4.  Ink the edges of the paper doily and place it and roughly where you are positioning the photo. Layer with a die cut piece of paper around 10 x 16cms, ensuring you can see the doily underneath. I used flowers from the First Edition Flower die set and sandwiched between the two layers.

TIP: Don’t glue any of your layers down until you are happy with your layout.

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5.  Die cut an oval frame shape, I used the fab Belle and Boo one, cut in half and put half under the bottom left of your rectangle.

6.  Cut out the largest nesting stamp die shape and matt the photo onto it, place on top of your rectangle paper with the other half of the frame peeking out the right hand side. I have used 3D foam squares to stick the whole piece down.

TIP: Let your photo and memories inspire your scrapbooking title. Lyrics or sayings are also a great way of adding text to your layout. Katie has used her butterfly image to create the title ‘Spread your winds and fly’.

7.  I used the Belle and Boo border die with the beautiful scalloped edge and placed it under the bottom left corner of the nesting die. As an alternative cut a strip of paper 8x2cm and use fancy edged scissors to add texture.

8.  Take a fancy border stamp and faintly stamp sections on your 12x12 paper; this will add a distressed vintage look to your paper.

9.  Take the mini bunting and stamp out the word fly using mini alphabet stamps. Stamp the rest of the title in the top left corner of the page. Glue the bunting on top the border die cut and add a length of twine over the top.

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10.  Finish your layout using a mixture of flowers and cluster them around the photo, to add texture I have mixed paper and resin flowers with blossoms and buttons. I used DecoArt misters to dye the white flowers to match the colours on the layout.

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