“Outdoors” by Erin Blegen

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Happy September!! So hard to believe that a new month is here already- but I love new months because it means new releases from Scrap FX!! This month we’re focusing on animals. I’m fortunate to live in a place where there’s an abundance of wild animals, and many people make a living off of them, including my husband. For much of August and all of September, he works for an outfitter that offers bear hunts. And part of my husband’s job is to feed the bears at different spots in the woods- an activity that my oldest son really enjoys helping his dad out with. And so I’ve dedicated my layout to this part of our lives :).


Hang on tight because I’ve included a LOT of Scrap FX goodies in here!!…

What more perfect piece than this charming little bear to embellish my bear season page? It’s from the Zoo Animals pack and I’ve done a few things to it. First I primed it with gesso and then used a paintbrush to add a coffee colored mist. After that I inked the edges with a dark brown ink and used my finger to apply some texture paste. Finally I used my finger to apply a bit of gesso.

I love frames, and this Window G Shutters piece worked perfectly as one. I’ve also used it as a template to trace and then cut out for another frame behind the window. I primed with gesso, then used my coffee colored mist again with a brick wall mask, filled in the brick sections with texture paste, and then finally inked the edges with a dark brown ink.

This Outdoors title is from the Camping Wordlet Theme Pack, simply treated with a random layer of gesso.

I loved these two pieces. The bird is from the Birdies pack, treated with just gesso and then inked with brown ink. I’ve adhered it to the Birdcage B Flourish with foam adhesive. The birdcage was primed with gesso, dabbed randomly with the coffee colored mist with a paintbrush, and then adorned with liquid pearls.

Flourishes, like this one (Flourish Z) are the perfect addition to any cluster. I’ve just brushed on some gesso and added liquid pearls.

I’ve used a couple of Scrap FX stencils here. For the top one I used the Engineering Stencil, small. With a butter knife and some texture paste I created the extra thick, textured design with the stencil, threw in some seed beads and glitter, and voila! In the second photo I’ve used the Stained Glass Quarter Stencil, again with texture paste but with the addition of some mist. Seed beads were also added here- just press them gently into the texture paste while wet and they hold quite nicely :).

That wraps up my post for today! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the Scrap FX goodness here- and I’ll be back a little later in the month :)~

Take care!


2 Responses to ““Outdoors” by Erin Blegen”

  1. There’s a Bear in there!!!! Just love everything about this one Erin, I knew you would totally rock this theme!

  2. Fantastic color combo and great design my Friend!