Our Favorite Colors: Mixed Media Scrapbook Page

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with the new Precision Press Advanced. I bet you were expecting a stamped card from me, weren’t you? Surprise! It’s a layout! But guess what? I did stamp on it and had a blast! The We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced has some fantastic features that are going to make stamping on any project easy!

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory KeepersMixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Stamps and paints from Vicki Boutin in some of  my favorite colors were going to make a great layout, especially when paired with some great tools!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Products from American Crafts

After painting lines on my mixed media paper, I placed it inside the Precision Press Advanced. The Press comes with two very strong magnets, which was great for holding my paper flat. I placed my stamp onto my project, exactly where I wanted it to be located. I placed clear, plastic grid piece of the Press on top, using the pegs as a guide. When I gently pushed down, the stamp clung to the plastic.

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Products from American Crafts

The stamp was covered in paint, using a foam brush. Then I placed the clear, plastic grid piece back on top. The image will stamp perfectly in place, because the peg guides line everything up. The absolute best part about this is, if I did not get enough paint (or ink if you were regularly stamping), I can add more and it will stamp precisely a second time. No missing. No double lines! Yay!

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced and Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Products from American Crafts

The clear, plastic grid piece of the Press can also be used individually. Making it a fantastic tool for scrapbookers! I wanted to stamp a small feather on the layout, including layer it over an edge of paper. I placed my stamp on the clear, plastic grid piece, added paint, and then stamped wherever I desired. The clear, plastic grid piece has these lovely foam feet that help make a solid impression.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

For some finishing touches, I grabbed a few more of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Especially this brand-new tool, the Word Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

After painting a piece of mixed media paper, I lined up and punched the words out for my title. Such a great look!

We R Memory Keepers Stylus Tool

I love the look of splatter on projects, but honestly, it completely freaks me out to create. I am always afraid I will ruin my project. I solved my fear with one of the We R Memory Keepers Embossing Stylus Tools. Simply dip the end in paint and apply to you project. Apply it to your project more than once before adding more paint and you can get various sized dots. Controlled and exactly where you want them.

Mixed Media Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What is your favorite feature of the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts-Vicki Boutin:

Handmade Gift Ideas with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle with you, to share some ideas using the all-new Advanced Precision Press stamping platform. If you are a fan of stamping then let me tell you, this is a must-have tool. I’m not the world’s biggest stamper by any means, but I have quite a few because they look so darn cute. I spent a couple of nights playing with this platform, and by the end of them, I was absolutely hooked!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The Press can be used on it’s own, as a base for freehand stamping or pop on an extra press plate for layered stamping!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
This floral encouragement card was created using two techniques, which I will go into detail with you below.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

First, I experimented with a watercolour technique. My watercolour paper was held in place with the magnets provided in the packaging. Unfortunately, during transit, mine broke so I found a great little tip online of holding the bits in place with some strong binding tape. (The tape actually also makes them easier to pick up off the paper so it’s worth a go if you struggle with that kind of thing.) Next, I arranged where I wanted the stamps to go, on my paper. I placed the acrylic plate over the top and picked up the stamps. I then coloured in areas of the stamp with some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. After that, they had a quick little spritz with some water and then I positioned the acrylic plate onto the pegs and pressed down to stamp.

The image revealed was very subtle, but that’s the beauty of a stamping platform – you can keep going back to an area until you have a perfect impression!

I built up layers of colour until I was happy with the result and then used my Detail Scissors to cut the flowers out.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The background of the card is this beautiful, moody Hawthorne paper by Heidi Swapp. I’ve positioned my same Vicki Boutin flower stamps over the paper and picked them up again with the acrylic plate. Now as you can see from the image, my stamps are hanging a bit off my paper. I wanted the flowers to bleed off the edge so I popped a piece of scrap paper underneath the patterned paper to catch any excess ink.

I used Versamark for my impression and then covered the area with white embossing powder which I heat set.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The contrast between the dark papers, white embossing and pops of bright watercolour turned out so nicely. I’ve used some gorgeous Coral Bazzill cardstock and paired it with another Vicki Boutin stamped sentiment as well as a Heidi Swapp Hawthorne die cut shape.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The next project I created is this mixed media piece of art. You might remember I created a similar piece a few months ago… My friend at work really loved it and it’s her birthday coming up, so I created this version for her. It was so much fun to create and I can’t wait to give it to her!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons
As you can imagine, there are lots and lots of yummy details to take in on this piece. The focal point is that beautiful drawn lady which is from a Jane Davenport paper pad. I love the figures she draws. This young lady has been given a few slicks of watercolour paint and a bit of detail with some delicate Vicki Boutin Rub Ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My Precision Press Advanced came into play when trying to plan the layout of the image. Initally, I wanted to use a few Amy Tangerine die cut shapes, but there needed to be a large contrast between the sizes of things on the page. The background is brushed on watercolour and then I have placed some Vicki Boutin circular stamp shapes onto the paper. Because the side of the Press is open, you can use many size papers with it, which is great!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

When I was happy with the stamping, I ran some gorgeous gold art screen ink over a woodgrain texture Heidi Swapp art screen.

Next came some texture paste and a bit more paint as well as lots of finer details like some circles cut with my fave Circle Clear Cut Punch out. These have also been given a bit of watercolour treatment. Other details are things like gold leave (all the heart eyes!!) as well as some rub ons.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I hope she likes it!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

My final little gift idea is this mini travel notebook/journal. Now I’ve got to give credit to a friend of mine who has taken a bit of inspiration from us scrappers! He whipped up heaps of these little notebooks and gave them to all of us as work, which I thought was pretty awesome.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I’ve used the same principal of a simple folded 6×7 inch piece of paper (a sturdier one is best like good quality patterned paper or cardstock) then rounded the edges with my ever-faithful WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper and decorated the cover using my Advanced Precision Press.

Folding the paper was so easy thanks to the adorable new Mini Score Board. It’s lightweight and perfect for smaller projects like this one and very compact so you can keep it close to hand in your craft space.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

The starburst shape has been embossed with Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder.

This notebook has a simple staple finish holding the sheets of paper together. I’ve  used a marker and coloured mine black so they don’t stand out as much on the patterned paper.

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

I use this type of notebook for so many things like shopping lists, or quick ideas as well as keeping a note of what craft supplies I use on projects. So handy and super easy to put together!

Handmade Gifts with the Precision Press Advanced by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers featuring Vicki Boutin stamps and rubons

Thanks again for stopping by. One could go even further by stamping on plain wrapping/brown paper to make custom designs and create matching envelopes for cards with the Envelope Punch Board then customize it with the Precision Press! Perhaps you might consider one of these ideas for your gift giving. Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Precision Press Advanced

WRMK Acrylic Blocks

Circle Clear Cut Punch

WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper

WRMK 3 Way Corner Rounder

Mini Score Board

Embossing Stylus

Detail Scissors

Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (floral)

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set (circles)

Vicki Boutin Rub Ons

Vicki Boutin Color Wheel ink pads

Heidi Swapp Art Screen

Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink Gold

Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Flakes

Heidi Swapp Glue Pen

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne 12×12 Pad

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Clear Stickers

Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Ephemera

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Jane Davenport Rub Ons

Amy Tangerine Die Cut Shapes with foil

Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set

Crate Paper Good Vibes Serious Fun 12×12

AC Zing Gold Glitter Embossing Powder

 

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a layout using one of the new releases: the Marker Air Brush! This tool is fantastic for adding colors in fun way. You can use any marker you want, and it also works with watercolor pens. This is what I did for my layout.  Your favorite embellishments can also become easy stencils with the Marker Airbrush!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this layout I used the Frame Punch Board, the Marker AirBrush, watercolor pens and colorful papers from Maggie Holmes.

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I created five little frames using my Frame Punch Board. I love this tool so much ! You only have to cut squares and cards with the measurements you want and then punch them on this board to have a perfect border ! Those little frames will be perfect for showcasing the AirBrush elements.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

 

Then I placed all the frames on a white background and aligned them in the right position. Once done, I selected several embellishments (wood veeners and diecuts) to fill the frames: they will become stencils for a day! I took off all of the frames so as not to spoil them during the process!

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook Page with the Marker Airbrush by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

 

Now using my Marker Airbrush, I added the colors directly on the diecuts! And the magic happened: when I took them off, there was a beautiful splash of colors with all the shapes in white!

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

 

With a thin black pencil I traced all the edges of the shapes: it adds more contrast!

I replaced all the frames and started decorating all the parts of this layout with stickers, sequins and buttons. I also added more texture with some green twine for the ballons.

 

And here is the final layout! How cool is the Marker AirBrush? I can’t wait to use it on my next projects. I’m thinking about making lots of cards! What about you? What would you do first with it?

 

I hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Frame Punch Board
Marker AirBrush
Papers and embellishments from Maggie Holmes
Watercolor markers
Stitch Happy Green thread

 

 

 

 

Mixed Media Roundup

Happy Friday friends! We hope you enjoyed all the lovely mixed media projects from our design team this week. We’re finishing things off with a roundup of past mixed media project ideas from our blog.  We hope these projects inspire to get your hands dirty this weekend. Enjoy!

Mixed Media Project Ideas by We R Memory Keepers

Flower Punch Board Canvas

We’re in love with this beautiful floral canvas! Combining the Flower Punch Board with the Minc is a stroke of genius. CLICK HERE for full instructions.

Flower Punch Board Canvas with Heidi Swapp Minc

Framed Watercolor Art with the Supreme Ruler

The Supreme Ruler was the perfect tool to make this beautiful watercolor art come together. For more photos and details about this project, CLICK HERE.

Watercolor Framed Art by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

We love all the layers on this cool scrapbook page featuring the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board! You can find a step-by-step tutorial for creating this look HERE.

MIxed Media Father's Day Scrapbook Page by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Watercolor + Washi Tape Scrapbook Page

If you’re new at mixed media projects, this idea is perfect for you! Combine stripes of watercolor paint with your favorite washi tape for the win. Visit our blog HERE for more photos and details.

Washi Tape and Watercolor Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Framed Desk Art

Get your Thickers alphabet stickers perfectly aligned with the Laser Square. And then add all the foil to your framed art with the Heidi Swapp Minc. CLICK HERE to learn how.

DIY Framed Desk Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by friends. We hope you have a safe, fun, and crafty weekend!

Mixed Media Framed Art

Hello WRMK fans and welcome back to the blog. Chantalle with you today to share this piece of wall art I created with the help of my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, the Evolution Advanced, and some mixed media supplies.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

It’s a combination of watercolour paint, some beautiful teal foil and embellishment layers. I really love the way it turned out – I definitely need to find more time to create art!

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

As mentioned, the initial layer consists of some broad watercolour strokes in gentle tones. When it was dry, I gave it a mist with some white Dylusions mist together with my very favourite Dear Lizzy stencil.

Over that, I then used a Heidi Swapp Art Screen with some Heidi Swap Minc Reactive Paint. One simply lays the stencil over the project and applies the art screen paint/ink or in this case, the Reactive Paint, through the stencil. Note: Make sure to remove the stencil carefully. The bottom is mildly adhesive but can stick to areas that have media on them. Also, make sure you wash your stencil straight away. The material of the stencil is reusable which is awesome.

Once the paint was dry, I placed some Teal Min Reactive Foil over the stenciled areas and ran it through my Minc Machine on heat setting 3.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

If some areas didn’t cover perfectly, it just added to the feel of the project!

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Over the top of the foil detail, I have also added some Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint in Cotton Candy colour. The soft pink was applied through a spotty Heidi Swapp stencil, which came in a Minc Starter Kit.

Another accent which I have used for a bit more interest, are these Jane Davenport Rub On Transfers. Shaped like little brush marks, these transfers go on beautifully over a bit of texture and they have an ever-so-subtle transparency about them, so they don’t overpower everything underneath.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Now it was time to add some pretty elements to my art. I hand cut a figure from my Jane Davenport Paper Pad and placed it off-centre. I really wanted to keep as much detail from the base layer as possible.

You will also notice I have used some floral elements. The flower shapes were cut from an old book I bought for next to no money at a thrift store. I placed the flower metal die shapes from a Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set, onto my Evolution Magnetic Cutting Mat and proceeded to run them through my Evolution Advanced. I absolutely LOVE my magnetic mat. It eliminates waste as I can line my dies up perfectly and they don’t budge when I pop them through the die cut machine.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

You might also see lots and lots of little markings on the project, which were created with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I love these little babies and the colours I used on this piece were ‘Beach’ and ‘Jellyfish’.

 Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I just love how all of the elements have come together!

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you so much for joining me today.

Mixed Media Framed Art by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Happy creating!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Evolution Advanced

Evolution Magnetic Cutting Mat

Heidi Swapp Minc Machine

Heidi Swap Minc Reactive Paint

Heidi Swapp Art Screen

Heidi Swapp Hot Pink/Real Minc Reactive Foil

Heidi Swapp Gold Lamé Color Shine

Heidi Swapp Stencil

Dear Lizzy Stencil

Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint Cotton Candy

Vicki Boutin Stamp & Die Set

Jane Davenport Paper Pad

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Jane Davenport Rub On Transfers

WRMK Wildflower Stickers

Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Heart of Home Accent Stickers

Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Heart of Home Label Stickers

 

Mixed Media Traveler’s Notebook

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share a mini album that I created using many of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. Recently, I wrote a blog post about my crafty travelers notebook. You can find more details about how I created the base of the travelers notebook HERE.
Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Today, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of the pages that I created to go inside the notebook.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

When I created the notebook I made it with enough pages so that I had one page for each city I was visiting. When I visited Chicago, I took SO many photos that I wasn’t able to fit all of the photos onto the two page spread. I used patterned paper that I cut with the dial trimmer as an extra page in the notebook. I love the scalloped edge that I was able to add to the patterned paper with the dial trimmer. To add the page into my notebook, I taped it in place with washi tape.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

On the white pages in the notebook, I did a little bit of mixed media with Heidi Swapp color shine and Vicki Boutin stamps. The stamped flowers made the perfect embellishments.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

As usual, I used my Typecast Typewriter to type the journaling for this spread. I love the look typed journaling and it’s so easy to type journaling with the Typecast Typewriter.

Stitch Happy Art Journal by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

By adding that one little patterned paper insert, I was able to add 3 extra photos and more journaling about my crafty adventures to Chicago. My We R Memory Keeper tools made creating (and altering) my travelers notebook so easy. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.