My Soul Book Part 11

Part 11 page of this video series is all about realising how special we are. We can all be everyday heroes, on so many levels, and sometimes we tend to forget that and wish we were different, but really, all you need to be who you really are is already in you. You just have to see it and embrace it…

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I started this page by gathering bits and bobs that I like, and it ended up quite different to what I usually do when using collage. Maybe it’s the kind of elements I used, or maybe the colour scheme I went for. Anyway it is quite interesting how a page can go in directions you wouldn’t expect.

SUPPLIES USED ON THIS PAGE

  • scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge
  • gessoed book page
  • word strips from magazines
  • cutout figure from a comic book
  • fabric
  • a card from Melody Ross’ Welcome Pack to Brave Girl Club from a couple of years ago
  • a piece of scrap grid paper
  • black Sharpie pen
  • black Puffy paint
  • red Puffy paint

MY PROCESS

I used a piece of scrapbook paper to cover my cardboard page and glued it with Mod Podge. I used some kind of ruler to smooth the paper and make sure it adhered properly.

I then glued bits of gessoed book pages, my word strips (from a Lego Magazine), some cutout elements ( a figure from an X-Men comic book, a piece of magazine paper, and some bits of fabric) and my card. I covered my whole page with Mod Podge to ensure the texture and shine was the same all over my page.

I wrote some text on a piece of grid paper using my black Sharpie, tore it around to have torn edges and glued it with Mod Podge. I added some more fabric bits to create balance between the colours and textures across my page.

After everything was dry, I added another handmade wordstrip. I tried to round the corners but my corner punch was too big so I had to redo the wordstrip and keep it as a rectangle.

I then created a black frame around my card using puffy paint, and added some red hearts with my red puffy paint bottle. It added some dimension to the page.

I then used a glitter orange gel pen to frame around some of the word strips and created some random marks on my page.

The puffy paint around the card was quite thick so it took a whole day (and some hairdryer love once in a while) to dry completely.

This page ended up looking quite boyish but I really like it.

I hope you enjoy this video and that it inspires you to grab your glue, pens and magazines to have a go…

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