Monday, 29 June 2015

Vintage Scrap Page by Astrid

Hello every one, Astrid here with a new project to hopefully inspire you.....

With this project I hope to show you, how the wonderful Craft Parts can be used in a lay out. As you can see mine is all vintage, but of course you could use them just as easily on a more modern Scrap page.

The Craft parts used for this project were as follows:

My substrate was obviously the Mixed Media Grey board. Mine was only 8 x 8 " (200 mm by 200mm), but you can get them up to 12 by 12".

I started by adding some texture paste through a stencil.

Next I covered the whole board with a thick layer of gesso and when it had all dried added some stencilling, using Archival ink. I also added background stamping with a variety of back ground stamps and added more colour with the help of mica sprays.

I then went to work on my chosen Craft Parts.

I covered them with a thin coat of crackle paint, mainly for some texture. When the tiny cracks had appeared I coloured them with the same colour of Archival ink I had used on my background stencilling. These inks colour the craft parts quickly and easily. I spritzt the surface with some surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol) in a little spray bottle. This lightens the inked surface and gives a mottled effect, a bit as if you use water on Distress Inks. When all had dried I edged them with some treasure gold. 

Below is a close up:

Finally I gathered some ephemera and a vintage photo (my dad and his big brother, one of my all time favourites), and layered it all up with some lace and flowers.

Here are a few close ups still:

I decided to keep the word Memories untreated, so that the brown tones would fit in with the vintage look ephemera and the brown tones in the lace.

Well and that is pretty much it. Do check out the mixed media grey boards, they come in many different shapes and make for a fantastic and sturdy surface to work on.

Thanks so much for dropping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.


  1. Hi, Astrid -

    This is a wonderful make - love all your layers and ephemera! Perfect for that great image of your dad! Have a WONDERFUL time down under with your family..... will miss you and your wonderful work! xx Lynn

  2. Oh, this is my favorite colour combination of blue and brown tones! Wow, what a fantastic piece of art, Astrid! Love all the wonderful techniques you used there and that beautiful Astrid's style vintage look! Such a perfect way to display that gorgeous photo! You are a master of textures, Astrid! Brilliant!
    Branka xxx

  3. Fabulous work here as always Astrid. I´ve always just loved your style and the colors you´re using are just soo me as well. Sooo sooo beautiful and awesome work, and just such a masterpiece as usual hun. I absolutely LOVE it.

  4. A stunning layout with lots of yummy textures Astrid. Your dad looks fabulous in his finery as does his brother. The Calico Craft Parts just add that special touch, which is what I love about them. TFS and hugs Annie xx

  5. Such a lovely mixed media creation Astrid!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

  6. Such a beautiful creation .Astrid Love all the texture you've created with all the various techniques you've used . What a wonderful photo of your dad n his brother. x

  7. Such a lovely layout Astrid. I love that you used a vintage image as the focal xx

  8. Simply beautiful Astrid. That photo is superb, even more so that it is your Dad and Uncle. Have a brilliant time in Australia! Nicola x

  9. How lucky you are having such a sweet photo of your father, and uncle,-they are a wonderful centerpiece on your board. The stenciled background is so beautiful Astrid and the wood shapes with crackles are like a wonderful frame. Such gorgeous art from you.
    Dorthe, xox

  10. Your sneak peek was worth following here !! Fabulous !
    Corrie x

  11. absolutely beautiful - I adore it all - a wonderful layout - hugs rachel x

  12. Astrid - beautiful layout and colors. The photo of your Dad and his brother is so very adorable.

  13. Gorgeous layout Astrid and in my fave colour combo too!! Always adore your vintage makes and the lovely textures you create. Stunning work as always!! x

  14. Beautiful! Love that background!

  15. Lovely Astrid! The layers that you've built are stunning!! XOXO-Shari

  16. Oh this is gorgeous! Anything you touch becomes pure gold and the vintage feeling and texture is always delightful! I love every little detail! Hugs!

  17. How lovely - beautiful collaging, and great texture on those lovely flourishes.
    Alison xx