Minc it Monday | Foil Dot Background
Lately I have been thinking a lot about the craftiness that is ‘scrapbooking’. How there is this whole community of people out there who take photo + memory and create an artistic display that holds not only unique creativity every time but also heart. These cardstock and pattern paper canvases hold much more than embellishments and pretty things. They hold OUR stories.
As I went about creating this page surrounding two of my daughters that reflects a small shift in my life, the drive to make it pretty was motivated by the story itself. For each of us I believe we thrive by creating pages that reflect our emotion. These aren’t just albums of photos stuck in sleeves and left for the reader to decipher what it was that happened. No. Instead, these are pages ripped right from our hearts and our creativity that tell the meaningful things in our moments called life.
All that to say, welcome to Minc It Monday. Allow me to take you on this newest of my scrapbook page adventures that invites the Minc Machine and Mixed Media Mediums to create a small piece of my heart.
In this video I will show you how to use a digital cut file as an overlay to a mixed media page of ColorShine and Champagne Foil Dots.
As I shared in the video above, using a digital die cut that is meant for a background is a great way to showcase the Minc Mixed Media. I cut this Paige Evans Butterfly background on American Craft Heavy Cardstock. The file was adjusted a bit to add in a few more butterflies as I wanted the right side to be as full of them as possible.
Next I took another piece of cardstock and sprayed water mixed with Pink Color Shine to create a sort of watercolor feel of a background. Not only did I allow this to dry very well, but I also ran this piece through the Minc Machine on 3 between a carrier sheet to help flatten the page back down.
After all was dry, I applied dots to the background with a dot stencil using the Minc Art Screen Ink. Not only does this dry well, but it will allow for a beautiful foiled background subtly colored with Champagne foil.
After running the dotted background through the Minc Machine, I layered the die cut background over that Mixed Media background. Using dimensional foam adhesive dots I ‘popped’ the overlay above the background to create another level of dimension.
After photo and embellishment were in place I wrote in my journaling which completed this page.
This is a fresh page that adds plenty of foil touches without overwhelming the page.
The butterflies popped up on the background gives great depth to this page.
Here’s to making pretty stuff. And not just making for the sake of making, but making for the sake of placing a piece of our heart on the page for time to come.