- Susan used burlap paper for her background. She tore a plaid square
diagonally in half, glued one half to each of the top corners and chalked
the edges. She used a 6 1/2” piece of the plaid across the center
of the page, then added torn strips: a 1/2” piece of yellow at
the top, a 1/2” piece of brown and 1 1/4” piece of yellow
with torn edges at the bottom.
- Susan matted the photo on yellow, brown and black, chalking the brown
layer. She centered it on the page, then strung fiber across the bottom
with buttons and an apothecary treasure bottle tied in the center.
- She computer journaled on yellow, then tore around the edges and chalked
them. Susan also tore and chalked the edges of the botanical ephemera
sunflowers to form tags. The chocolate fibers tied to the tag tops complement
- Susan sanded the embossed paper charms, brushed them with brown paint
and wiped it off, then added them to the page as shown.
A Tip From Susan:
The golden tones in these papers and the photo inspired
me to antique certain elements of the page. I sanded the embossed paper
charms, brushed brown paint onto each one and wiped it off for a rustic
metal look. I also tore and chalked the edges of the Botanical
Ephemera sunflowers to age them. The combination of yellow and brown
tones gives the page a natural feel.
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