Scrapbooking with Actual Scraps

Hi there!  Jenni here today to share a scrapbook layout I created using actual scraps.  I seem to collect a stack of strips cut from various papers next to my paper trimmer.  I would normally throw them into the recycling bin, but decided instead to put them to use!

I used the two stencils below as well as the white, gold and two blues in the Heavy Body Acrylic paint and the White Modeling Paste.

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 I gathered all the scraps, as you can see, they are mostly pieces cut from 12×12 pieces of cardstock.  I planned to scrap this photo of my daughter and our new puppy, named Blue, so I decided to create some patterned strips in varying colors of blue.I lined up several strips of the paper and added tape to one side keeping them in place, while I stenciled the paint onto them.I mixed together the blues and white paint to create several different shades and added Modeling Paste to give it a little more structure.I started applying the paint mixtures to the taped strips of cardstock.

After the paint had all dried, I picked a few pieces to line up on the page.  I also used the leftover paint and cleaned my brush onto a couple strips to add a solid block of color.I can’t seem to create anything without using one of the gold media products these days.  So, I painted a stripe of the gold acrylic and a little more to the solid strips.I added machine stitching to the top of the painted strips of paper.Adding a few embellishments and a little description under the photo finished up my layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspired you to use some scraps in a creative, fun way!


TCW741s – Doodling Template – Bubble Wrap

TCW733s – Doodling Template – Leafy Texture

TCW9023 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Blue Jellybean

TCW9021 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Blueberry Pie

TCW9016 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Spun Sugar

TCW9013 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Iridescent Gold

TCW9005 – White Modeling Paste

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


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