Monday, March 07, 2011

painting scrapbook pages

just wanted to share some scrapbook pages i've done lately. i'm taking a class with emily falconbridge called "got paint?" over at big picture classes. i met emily at a class i took with anahata katkin in september of 2008 (wow, was it that long ago?). i've been following her blog ever since. and when i found out she was teaching an online course, well, i just had to sign up!

it feels REALLY good to finally be getting these photos onto pages and into albums. i've never been much of a scrapbooker, but when i saw how artistic you could get with pages and all the "non-traditonal" styles and methods, i couldn't resist. these techniques are simple and they get me motivated to get my photos out and get those pages into an album. once i started one, i couldn't stop.

it's super easy. i painted the pages with some quick background colors and when they were dry, i added some stamps in contrasting color paint. i spread the pages all out in front of me and started laying down my photos (this was kind of random, but sometimes i'd place a photo down on a page if it looked really good with the colors). then it was time to add the embellishments. i'm really loving boarder stickers! i can't get enough. especially the ones by k & company. the brigher the better! :)

so, that's about all. it's been too cold and windy to get outside to do spraypainting in my journal (and i still need the right mask!). so i'll wait til it warms up a bit. spring is lovely and all, but it can be so temperamental! warm and sunny one day and cold and windy the next! (can't wait til summer! that's my favorite season!!)

hope you are all up to your elbows in paint and paper and crafty goodness!


  1. It looks great Nicole! I love putting paint on pages....

  2. love your backgrounds for your scrap book pages, so artistic and so different from the norm! Well done!

  3. These turned out beautifully! I love the artistic quality. Your backgrounds are amazing, making me want to play with paint! xx,
    Autumn Clark

  4. Awwww, I love these pages, Nika! What cute images you chose, and the OMG is a fun touch. I'm awed by your patience and the effort you put into preserving these memories...your girls will LOVE looking through them when they're older!

  5. BEautiful scrapbook pages.
    Those precious memory are well kept for them.

  6. Beautiful job on the pages! I'm taking Emily's class as well. I just love her style!



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