Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scrapbook Embellishments with Terri Sproul's Mixers

This year I plan will scrapbook more. I LOVE to scrapbook and in the last year or so have gotten away from working on the memory books for my family. That is changing this year--more on that later. When I started playing with Terri Sproul's Mixers, I immediately noticed how versatile these will be in many areas of my arting and crafting. There are so many applications...the design team has only began to play!
Today I am combining my love of scrapbooking with Terri Sproul's Mixers. I hope you enjoy the effects!

for this project you will need: Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, Terri Sproul's Mixers,
scissors, tape, paint brush, diecut letters and flame in black, matching
paper and photos [I matted mine with black cardstock]

I tested the colors I wanted to make "flames"...Terri Sproul's
Mixers are perfect for creating the illusion of fire!
start with a base coat of Blue Pearl is an interference
color so it looks white in the jar but paints on Blue on Black Paper
I painted the letters while they were still barely attached to the
page out of which they were cut. 
In the test flame I painted the bronze and red satin separately. Here I mixed
the two to get an orangish color which I liked much better and used to paint
the letters and flames with on their 2nd coat.
flame with it's coat of orange.
I next painted with gold dust and gold.  The flames
really started to come to life! I love this look too.
The letters with their treatment of Gold Dust and gold 
The final touches included some Shimmer Pearl highlighting the flame!
I really love the Shimmer Pearl on the letters!
Here is the title for the page and the finished flames. These
"hot" embellishments are now ready to be placed on their layout!

These embellishments are perfect to tell the story about how "on FIRE" Will was at his 1st 4H Shooting Sports Competition--he placed 1st over all the junior shooters! I love how Terri Sproul's Mixers help me convey the story of that day! Thank you for looking!

I have posted a challenge over on my blog--leslierahye--to join me in scrapbooking this year. I plan to have 4 layouts (at least) a month done this year and this is my layout #3. Feel free to join my challenge and get some pages done!


  1. Love how you did the fire. Great layouts and fab goals.
    So you are scrapbooking in A4 size I see.... I've just started that format this year too. Loving it!

  2. Melanie here! I absolutely loved this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog :) MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com