Friday, March 23, 2018

Dream Chipboard Art Journal For Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello everyone, popping in to let you know that I have a tutorial over on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog for my Dream chipboard art journal.

I created the album with a couple of inner chipboard 'pages' from Southern Ridge's Sprocket Album, Fence Pattern chipboard, Wild Flower Bouquet, Dandelion Seed Stems and Dream Fun Word.

Rebekah Meier Designs Vintage Tin Mixed Media Transfer Foil from Therm O Web was used to cover the Dream Fun Word and the Fence Pattern chipboard piece behind it was painted with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylic paint and then embossed with Hammered Metal embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

Both the Wild Flower Bouquet and Dandelion Seed Stem were painted with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics in Titanium White with a wash of Interference Gold and then a bit of Platinum Stickles Glitter glue was finger painted on for a bit more sparkle.

The back cover had layers of DecoArt Media Gesso and Crackle Paste applied randomly with a spatula with several colours of Distress Crayon finger painted on top, stenciling through the Bubble Layering stencil with more Distress Crayon and then some flicks of diluted Titanium White Media fluid acrylic paint.

The inner pages (watercolour paper and mixed media paper) were tied in with Tim's Linen Ribbon, all ready for some mixed media experimentation, so I can add or remove the pages as needed.

Hope you'll be able to pop by Southern Ridge's blog for my how to, it is my last post as a member of their wonderful and talented Design Team.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Karen Beaupre, the lovely owner of Southern Ridge Trading Company, for the honour of being on her team and for giving me the opportunity to design with her fabulous chipboard embellishments.  Thanks also to Katelyn Grosart, our fearless Design Team leader, for her support and encouragement over the last couple of years.  It's been so much fun and I wish everyone much continued success.

I'd like to link my Dream chipboard mini art journal to Mini Album Makers blog current challenge, wonderful inspiration from the DT as always!

Thanks as always for stopping by today everyone, happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. Ooh this is absolutely wonderful! xxx

  2. Deb, this is a fabulous little album, and you've already got an amazing start on your mixed media experimentation! Love that butterfly page with those deep mysterious colors! On the cover, the chicken wire looks like the real deal, starting to rust from being exposed to the elements--great texture on this album! I know they will miss you at SRTC--you are a fixture! Hugs!

  3. Oh Deb, I love this album, the hammered metal fence looks amazing against the beautiful green background. The embossed flowers are stunning and the textured and crackled album back is fantastic, I just love it all!

    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this month at Mini Album Makers! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Deb, I've admired this again and again all over the internet and getting to take some time to soak up all of the details is a true pleasure. I adore your front cover AND back - wow wow wow! Such beautiful mixed media. I'm thrilled that you shared with us at Mini Album Makers this month. Big hugs, Autumn

  5. So much lovely texture! Wow!!! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog!

  6. Just love the painty mixed media look, and those white floral chipboards look fabulous on the cover. Gorgeous, gorgeous album. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mini Album Makers, and I'm looking forward to some proper catching up soon.
    Alison x


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