I'm writing my next article for Natural Life Magazine answering a question about what to do with old slides. One answer: Use them in mixed media collage style scrapbooking.
started this heritage project with a 6x6 inch wrapped canvas ready
primed. I painted with acrylics and used a swirly stamp while the paint
was still wet to lift the paint for texture. I inked my edges roughly
with distress and pigment inks. I kept the scrappy style going by
tearing, crumpling and inking some origami paper, a strip of sparkly
card, and adding a border of ribbons - all adhered with Best Glue Ever.
arranged three photos - one of my grandmother with me as an infant, one
of my husband as a toddler with his grandmother, and one of my daughter
with her Nan, my mother, punched and matted. I found some Asian
characters on some kind of small trading card, which reflects my
location in Singapore in the photo with my grandmother, which I cut and
framed with one of the old slides I have. I used the film strip as
another textural element peeking out from the matting. Again Best Glue
Ever adhered everything, including the celluloid and craft foam remnants
I used to raise some elements for a bit of dimension. I just dotted
some BGE on the back of the items and let it sit for a few minutes.
I finished the project with some decorative rub-ons, a title tag, a
pretty vintage style medallion (which had lost its sticky so it needed
more BGE) and a stacked vintage look sticker. I used the Embellie Gellie
to place some small pearl gems. I love aging small pieces of cardstock
with my dedicated glass nail file and some pigment ink.
Finally to finish the piece, I painted some Distress Crackle on the
sides, and pushed an enamel look heart pin into the foam behind the
medallion. The Perfect Cleaning Cloth is great for removing fingerprints
*Stay tuned for a Tutorial on my blog for using old holiday cards, a
circle punch and Martha Stewart score board to make some cute tree
ornaments, glued with the Best Glue Ever, of course!
Framed Canvas: Artist's Loft; Paper and card: Origami paper, Colorbok,
K&Company; Embellishments: Making Memories, Michaels; Inks: Studio
G, Distress Ink (Walnut); Rub Ons: Piggy Tales; Sticker: K & Company
"Life's Journey;" Paints: Craft Smart, Artist's Loft, Ranger Distress
Crackle Paint "Clear Rock Candy;" Ribbons: Making Memories "Animal
Crackers", stash; Pen: IDenti Pen Dual; Glue: Best Glue Ever; Tools:
Embellie Gellie, EK Success Circle cutter, glass nail file, bone folder;
Stamp, slides: my stash