Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Club Scrap Lagoon Blog Hop

Lagoon Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to today's blog!!  It is a tough one here today - as I sit here typing - my house smells like SKUNK!!  Yes this morning at 3:30 am my hubby got up to go to work and walked the dogs and one of my two dogs got skunked, then proceeded to tear through the house into our bedroom and hid under our bed.  

Anyways, I was abruptly woken up to lights being thrown on and hubby grabbing the dog and cussing out that darn skunk....

I got up and set the air purifier out into the main room running on full bore, set up the diffuser with some lemon oil running, while hubby started washing the dog.  

Apparently the dog didn't get sprayed too bad, because a single bath seemed to do the job 

(thank you thank you thank you).  

BUT my house still smells - not HORRIBLE - but as I sit here - it SMELLS....

ok, enough of that...

So today I am working with Club Scrap's Lagoon kit.  I created a journal page in my mixed media journal.  There is a lot of steps to this page with a number of stages where you need to wait for drying time - but I really like the way it turned out in the end.  The photos were hard to take, the reflection of the lights on the metallic paints made it difficult to get good photos.  I really liked the saying from the rubberstamp, so by using the digital kit, I was able to print it out separately, enlarge it, and use it in the journal page.

Supply List
Mixed media paper/journal
Paint (Teal, Yellow, Copper, Silver)
Modge Podge
Gel medium
Color burst
Versamark ink
Embossing powder (verdigris - regular - Inkxpressions - Creative beginnings)
Charcoal Pencil

Cover mixed media paper with white gesso, then paint over with teal acrylic paint, while still a little wet, wipe off some of the teal paint with paper towel.

Paint some yellow acrylic paint in various spots as shown:

Once acrylic paint is completely dry, use versamark ink and stamp 'seaweed' images, heat emboss using verdigris embossing powder as shown:

Stamp "circles" image from Club Scrap Pattern Play kit with blue acrylic paint in various spots as shown:

Tear up some paper and stamp with "book" image from Clubscrap Literature kit and ink edges as shown:

Adhere pieces to page in various spots as shown using bookbinding glue or modge podge:

Use gesso and acrylic paints and your finger to go around edges of torn pieces to blend them onto page as shown:

Punch out a bunch of circles and then stamp "book" images from Literature kit as shown:

Adhere to page using modge podge/bookbinding glue as shown, trim off the overlap:

Once dry, outline circles with a charcoal pencil - use your finger to rub the charcoal, will give sort of a shadow effect.  You can go around torn pieces as well.

Using Clubscrap stencil from Dec 2011 - I mixed some Color Burst powder with Gel medium to create little yellow circles in various spots around the page, as shown.  Let dry.

Using Club Scrap DIGITAL kit - print out images.

Cut out images and tentatively place on journal - once you have them where you want them, adhere using modge podge/book binding glue.  Trim pieces that overlap page.

 Use acrylic paints, watered down to fairly think paint to color in the printed images as shown:

 Outline the 'saying' cutouts with copper paint and the 'image' cutouts with silver paint.

You can't really appreciate the metallic paints in the photos - they look way better in real life - but they do look pretty snazzy!!  Here is the final - I ended up coloring the fish more teal than yellow and adding more accent to each of the cutouts and spreading with my fingers to blend.

Thanks for stopping for more great stuff -

go check out Kay's blog hop project!!!
Or if you want to start at the beginning,
go check out Club Scrap!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin


  1. Super fun art journaling, Deb.
    Always great to see how you created this.

  2. Wow--the steps to the final result were amazing to watch! Love the addition of the text shapes and circles. Very cool!

  3. of our dogs got skunked. God that stinks...I absolutely enjoyed the photos of your process and I love that you incorporated the digital kit elements into your project! Love the bit of yellow you incorporated and the shading with the charcoal pencil is soft and subtle. Great art journaling!

  4. That's some awesome art journaling going on there! Great work you Artist you! You work well under smelly conditions. Hope that situation continues to get better!

  5. Oh wow! I wish I could do this. Your art journal is breathtaking.

  6. Oh my gosh...mixed media! I love it so much!

  7. Gorgeous!What a fabulous mixed media page!

  8. Love all the layers on your page! Beautiful!



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