Hi, Rose here! Today I am going to share with you a Grand Ol’ Flag pocket page that is filled to the brim with vintage charm and fun mixed media details.
Grand Ol’ Flag Pocket Page
I was inspired by Patriotism for this project. I wanted to create something unique, yet interesting. While this pocket page is filled with lots of bits and bobs, it also features some American pride and a couple of creative uses of ink, gesso, and modeling paste.
- ColorBox® Embossing Powder in Opalescent Clear
- Glue Gloss (no hang tab)
- Pigment: Emboss Gloss® by Donna Salazar
- Colorbox® Color Pop Pigment Ink by Susan K. Weckesser in Snow
- Colorbox® Color Pop Premium Dye Ink by Susan K. Weckesser in Kiss and Sky
- Colorbox® Color Pop Metallic Pigment Ink by Susan K. Weckesser in Shimmer
- Jumbo Design Wheels Simple Dots
- Izink Spray – Distributed by Clearsnap® filled with water
- Mixed Media Paper
- White Gesso
- Modeling Paste
- Paint Brushes
- Acetate Sheet
- Old Book Pages
- Sewing Machine (optional)
- Bits, bobs and other embellishments
When I began playing with the idea to “dye” the gesso and modeling paste. I’ve got to be honest, I had no idea if it would work. A bit of trial and error is to be expected when you’re trying new techniques in mixed media.
For the first technique, I stamped the Colorbox® Color Pop Premium Dye Ink by Susan K. Weckesser in Sky on to clear packaging and spritzed it with the Izink Spray – Distributed by Clearsnap® filled with water and let it drip into a pan filled a blend of gesso and modeling paste. With this method I was able to tint the gesso/modeling paste into a creamy blue color. I painted it in the upper left corner very loosely. I really wanted texture.
For the second technique, I used the same blend of gesso and modeling paste and painted the remaining portion of the page. Stamp Colorbox® Color Pop Premium Dye Ink by Susan K. Weckesser in Kiss and use a paint brush to lightly blend the color into gesso/modeling paste page. This created a more saturate color that’s flat.
Next I used the Jumbo Design Wheel in Simple Dots and handle with the Colorbox® Color Pop Premium Dye Ink by Susan K. Weckesser in snow for faint “stars” and it also added to the texture.
Use glue gloss to adhere strips of old book pages. Then use a sewing machine and sew through the middle.
Next using Pigment: Emboss Gloss® by Donna Salazar saturate the old book strips and sprinkle on ColorBox® Embossing Powder in Opalescent Clear. Heat set. Gives the white strips a fun shine. Repeat on the blue portion as well.
Here’s a little close up of the embossing. It’s really hard to capture on camera, but it really leaves such a beautiful shimmer that I just love.
The final step would be to trim the page down to the size of the pocket page and ink the edges. You won’t see this pictured because I neglected to do it until after I cut apart and pocketed the entire Grand Ol’ Flag. You could stop here and just enjoy the Grand Ol’ Flag on it’s own, or… You could have a little bit more fun decorating it. Here are a few close ups:
Have you ever tried creating a pocket page? What theme would you incorporate? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your idea.