Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Travelin' Fool- Mixing it up with silver and kraft paper

This page is one of those that just turns left mid process and totally surprises me with how great it turned out.
I wanted to try silver embossing powder from Paper Source and this heavy weight kraft paper I found on sale from 2 dollars for  pack of 25 at Joann's.
The combination seemed really strange to me but I love I love the contrast it provides.

Materials: Prima Travel themes masks, Studio Calico Atmosphere mist, Viva Las Vegas chicken wire stamp,   Wood Veneer stars from Studio Calico, silver glitter Thickers from American Crafts. Silver paint stick from Farber-Castell
I REALLY wish I had bought all the packs because it turns out The Paper Company brand kraft paper is AMAZING- thicker, darker and more flecked than the more refined kraft paper from Bazzill or American Crafts (which I also love but it's nice to have the variety).

Some detail shots:
Playing with semi transparency-I love common gift wrap tape in layers!
I love these water droplet embellishments from Sticko for the same reason I love vellum-
lots of  detail but not the crowding you get when using color embellishments.
The Viva Las Vegas chicken wire stamp is amazing!.
The edges aren't squared up so you can layer it more organically.
You can also order it mounted on wood, unmounted or
foam mounted  so it can be attached to an acrylic block. 
Ok I'm off to try to make a new project- this is my only day off this week so I have to make it count.
Tomorrow I teach my first class ever!!!
I'll be leading a "Girl's Night" over at the Paper Source on 75th street and Columbus. We'll be using the Zutter Bind it All to make a birthday card organization book.

I must admit I'm a little scared- 4 students means it should be fairly easy going but I have been reviewing videos and practicing proper binding technique just in case.

Check out the new "Jane" lens on the Hipstamatic.
No strange effects, just the ability to shoot square photos and mix them up with other Hipsta films.
MuChOs SmOoChEs!


  1. That's a great layout, Michelle. I love the Kraft and silver combination.

    Scrapshop, the scrap store I used to work at and still design for, carries this really heavy duty/rough kraft paper. I love it!

  2. Love the layout! That silver embossing powder turned out great on the kraft cardstock, never would have thought silver & kraft ;)

  3. Very cool layout, love that chicken wire stamp! You're gonna do AWESOME tomorrow ;D

  4. Such a wonderful masterpiece Michelle! I am loving the kraft/silver embossing combination. So appealing to the eye! You got 25 kraft sheets for $2! That is a heckuva deal! I love kraft, I will have to check out our local Joann's to see if we have it here too!

    Good luck on your teaching debut tomorrow evening, not that you will need it! I am a huge fan of Paper Source! What I wouldn't give to have one close by. The nearest one to me is 4 hours away!

    Thanks for all the love on my blog! I will be back soon! :)

  5. I'm loving the combo of silver on kraft! Wait, that chicken wire stamp is awesome!! Have a great time teaching your class, you'll have so much fun! How I wish I could be there to take the class!

  6. Gorgeous - that really looks like real chicken wire on there!

  7. I have GOT to use silver embossing powder with my chicken wire stamp, it looks FANTASTIC!! Wonderful layout. I hope your class goes well, just be YOU and you'll be just fine.

  8. Gorgeous!!!! The silver on kraft is striking. Good luck with your first class - you will rock it!

  9. I love the use of heavy weight craft , looks good with silver. Good luck with the class, you will rock.


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