Vintage Scrapbook layout and Mini book

by Niamh Baly

Hi All,

So we are in September and it’s all things vintage this month. I have a vintage scrap layout and a cute mini book to share with you today.

The Scrapbook layout started much like my last layout with a paper that I created using vintage book pages, photos and pieces of ephemera lying around my studio. I did colour copy the original so that it was totally flat. This gave me a great surface to distress ink the edges in sepia colours and use the flourish stencil and medallion stamp to add extra details to the background. I painted all my chipboard pieces with Paynes grey acrylic paint. This is not as harsh as a true black and is much softer when used with vintage colours on a page. I sponged each piece gently and added some copper wax over the lace border and small circle flourish. The photo I used was one that I have had in my possession for quite a while. It is a corrected version of a damaged photo, so I was happy to play with it on my layout. I stuck some foam core board behind it to raise it up from the background, which gave a nice shadow effect to the lace border which was attached to the photo. It also allowed me to layer the other chipboard pieces behind it. I added both title pieces on top of my photo, as I was unsure what to do for my journalling on this page, so it helped balance it up. Finally, I added some red flowers in two other spots on my layout to create a visual triangle for the red flowers in the background. Here are some close ups of the layout, and a link to the full process video below.

For my second project, I created a circular mini book after admiring way too many artist trading coins on Instagram.

I used the large circular flourish pieces as the covers and as a guide to the size for the inside pages. I decided to use some vintage text as the substrate for my book pages as it was thin enough to make the pages and sit nicely. I edged the circles with distress inks in sepia colours and stamped the medallion stamp in grey over the top randomly. I then glued in some paper dolls, scrap vintage texts and some word stickers to finish the inside pages. The chipboard cover was again painted in paynes grey and adhered to some stamped kraft card to add some sturdiness to the covers. In hindsight I wish I had glued in some ribbons between the book pages and the covers to tie the book together and make the outside of the book more visually interesting, but I still love the finished product. Plus it was super quick to complete!!!

Here is a close up of the inside pages, and again, a how to process video follows.

Here is a link to the products I used in these projects. Make sure you check out the Scrap FX website to see you local stockists. Also make sure you subscribe to the Scrap FX youtube channel where you can find heaps of fully voiced over how to projects for you to create in the comfort of your own home.

Filigree Lace AEyes are Windows to the Soul   Family Resemblance

Medallion A BLACK  Medallion B BLACK  Flourish Panel stencilSpiral Circle Window LARGE

Happy Creating



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