Hello, crafty friends! Today is a special post as we have another Guest Designer who's sharing their wonderful mixed media creation. There is absolutely no introduction needed for Bridget Casey, our Certified Educator, and March Guest Designer who will share with you a mixed media A2 journal page! Let's jump right into it and hear from Bridget herself!
Get to know Bridget
Greetings from Maine everyone, I’m Bridget Casey. I am a widow to my wonderful husband, Sean, mom to my inspiring son, Ryan, and also to two furry little kids – Oreo and Emery. I have been crafting for 20+ years since I began a scrapbook for my son – which is still not finished! I started my Altenew Educator Journey at the beginning of 2020. I completed my certificate in November of 2020 and it has been an amazing whirlwind. I frequently teach workshops promoting Altenew products and host virtual workshops with Altenew. I am beyond honored to be a repeat guest designer for various blog/Instagram hops.
Bridget's Mixed Media A2 Journal Page
My goal for my project today was to show you can create a mixed media project without getting sticky, wet, or even dirty! Many times we think of all the glorious pastes and sprays when we think of mixed media.
I began by choosing a background from the Celestial 6×6 Paper Pack. I knew I wanted to add foil for that shimmer and shine – two of my favorite words! I chose the amazing Splatter Hot Foil Plate to add the perfect amount of splatter. This is an amazing plate for those who may struggle with getting the right amount of splatter or drops on your projects.
Once the panel was foiled, I set that aside to get my sentiments. I chose Endless Florescence Stamp Set for my sentiment. Originally, I had planned to use the “you” sentiment also, but I decided to add the “You” from You Matter Die Set. No matter the season, I always hum Silver and Gold from the holiday songs. It inspires me to put them together when I otherwise might not. For the gorgeous gold glitter cardstock, I chose one of the gold tones from Gilded Glitter Cardstock. My sub-sentiment from Endless Florescence Stamp Set was stamped with Embossing Ink and heat set with Antique Gold Embossing Powder on a scrap of the Celestial 6×6 Paper Pack. A word to the heat embossing folks — make sure you use a fair amount of anti-static powder! I ended up having to heat set twice, oops!
Now, it is time to pull all of the pieces together. I trimmed my 6″ x 6″ panel to 4″ x 6″ to fit into a sleeve for my scrapbook. I decided to go with a horizontal page versus a vertical because of the gorgeous font of the “you” die. I adhered the “you” with liquid adhesive, but you could use dry glue if you choose. I then adhered a couple of pieces of paper to the back of my photo to give it a slight dimension. The photo was adhered in place, tucked into the “you” phrase. I was able to put half a foam square under the sentiment and place it over the edge of my photo.
Keeping in mind mixed media, I wanted to add one more type of media — but, I wanted to keep with the “dry” theme. I chose enamel dots! I scattered black Enamel Dots in triangles across my panel.
I’ve talked before about journal pages not requiring journaling. Today was a day I was in the mood to journal a bit, but it was personal. I decided to adhere the journaling to the back of the page. This way I can look back someday and see it, but not everyone I share the album with will see my thoughts.
I really hope this inspires you to create a mixed media journal page – wet or dry! I would absolutely love to see what you create!
You can watch the process video HERE.
This is rockin'! It truly looks amazing. This would make an excellent page for the guys in your life too, everyone. Bridget is always so full of ideas! Thank you so much Bridget for being our Guest Designer for March! I hope you will join us again soon here on the blog with your wonderful creations!
If you do try the techniques Bridget has shared today, please tag her on Instagram @bridgetcaseydesigns when you do share. You can also check out her blog, where she lists her upcoming workshops (free + paid) that are super fun and informative. Also, don't forget to leave a bit of love in the comments for Bridget! Thank you for reading!