- Cosmo Cricket and K&Co patterned paper
- Heidi Swapp & Making Memories alphabets
- Autumn Leaves, Hero Arts & ScrapaGoGo stamps
- Making Memories pin
- My Mind’s Eye clear swirl rub-on
- Creative Imaginations & Heidi Swapp twill
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
- Ranger Stickles
“We visited Cambodia last year. I captured many photos on our trip, but after scrapbooking many pages with photos of the family, I wasn’t going to make a layout of the water village. That changed after reading a centre page spread in the Independent newspaper about the very same village. This article was written on occasion of the Red Cross World Water Day. The title of the article was ‘A poisoned paradise: water, water everywhere’.”
“I love how most of the houses and boats are painted bright blue; against the muddy brown water, it gave a feeling of cheerfulness in the face of adversity. I decided to use the same colour scheme in my layout. I have added some waves in the form of machine stitching, patterned paper and even felt to echo water. The machine stitching also secures the clear acrylic letters to the page. My journaling was done on the computer and then distressed to look like a newspaper article.
1 Type your journaling in Microsoft Word using a Times New Roman font. I have set mine up to be three columns, with each corresponding to the photo just underneath. Make sure each paragraph/column contains a similar number of lines.
2 Set up your page layout to print in A4 landscape and print the journaling onto matt photo paper. Rip around the journaling – tear the paper freehand but try to keep the edges even.
3 Spray the journaling block with Walnut ink. I have used Glimmer Mist, which gives it a slight shimmer. Wipe with a baby wipe to ensure the coverage is even rather than spotty, then repeat three to four times to build up the colour. Affix your journaling to the layout.
4 Add any photos and stamping you require to the page.
5 Attach clear acrylic letters to create a title. I have used a single letter ‘A’ from a different set to draw your eyes to the barely-there title. The clear letters also enabled me to place them over the journaling and yet still allow the full story to be visible.
6 Stitch the title into place, then finish the layout with more stitching and embellishments.
Project by Ifa Zainon. Originally published in Scrapbook Magazine issue 30.