Have you ever participated in a traveling/ Round Robin swap before? I used to years ago while active on Scrapbook.com, but haven't in a loooong time. When a friend started a journal Round Robin swap, I was in! We chose our own topic and journal and then we send it on to a designated person in our group for them to add to it! It's exciting and fun to see the journals as we get them and create in each one. It was hard to let go of this baby at first but I really loved getting someone else's to create in. Here is a peek at my journal before I mailed it on to my buddy!
This Maya Road journal was perfect because the kraft covers work so well with our Textural Accents and Gelatos® colors! I first applied Textural Accents Gel Medium to the papers and adhered them to the cover! Gelatos® colors in Bubble Gum, Mango, Tangerine, Lemon, Metallic Mint and Watermelon were added and smudged over the papers and cover. I also added Metallic Mint with water to drip on the papers.
Using a stencil from my stash, I applied Textural Accents Whipped Spackle. I also stamped the hand pointing with PITT Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black.
Inside, I created my page with lots of colors, stamping, and Whipped Spackle. I used Marco's Paper Multimedia/ Aquarelle Watercolor Cardstock for the pages. This paper is A-MAZ-ING! Thick and 100% cotton rag! I'm in love! I used our brand new Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Steampunk set for most of this page color. I made a puddle by coloring with the Cinnamon and Black Cherry Gelatos®. I added water and let it drip! Then, I used a dotted stencil and a foam applicator to add dots with the Black Cherry Gelatos®. Stamping with the Steampunk Gelatos® and Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black added some of the fun shapes.
My theme is "Currently..." with a list of what each participant is into right now. I used a pre-made template that I found online and printed it on vellum. I wrote my answers with a PITT Artist Pen in black and stapled it on my page.
I can't wait to see what everyone else adds to the book! At least I know I'll be getting mail soon! If you haven't participated in a swap like this, it's a fun way to connect with other artists! You can usually find one on a scrapbooking or mixed media forum online. I'll update with my pages in other journals soon!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors in Bubble Gum, Mango, Tangerine, Lemon, Metallic Mint, Snow Cone and Watermelon
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors Steampunk set
Maya Road 8" x 8" Binder Journal
Doilies (aMuse, Recollections)
Tim Holtz Ideaology Pen Nibs
Stencils, bling and patterned papers: Prima Marketing
American Crafts Thickers
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