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Connie Mercer

Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages

Hi, Connie here with a couple of seasonal art journal pages called Gifts from the Sea. Created using acrylic paint and ephemera, I wanted to show how adhesives work well on a mixed media surface.

For example, I used Extreme Double-Side Tape 1/4-inch to secure the larger embellishments, and a combination of Adhesive Dots Medium and 3D Foam White Circles to secure the smaller stamped images. Let me show you how!

Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Art Journal Pages Instruction

Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
  1. Use acrylic paints and inks to create the backgrounds. For more depth, stencils and collage materials were also added. On heavy cardstock, images were stamped and watercolored with ink. Then trimmed out.
  2. Using the Dual Tip Glue Pen like a collage medium, adhere the ephemera pieces to the art journal pages. Spread the liquid glue on the back of the ephemera with the fingertips for better control. Next use pieces of a torn vintage dictionary text.
  3. & 4. To secure the larger stamped images, use the Extreme Double-Side Tape 1/4-inch. This worked great against the painted background.
Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The Adhesive Dots Medium came in handy for the large bottles.

Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

To lift the smaller bottles on the pages, I used the 3D Foam Circles White Mix to overlap the larger bottles.

See the finished pages below. I hope you enjoyed my Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages and inspires you to create a seasonal page!

Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Gifts from the Sea Art Journal Pages by Connie Mercer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Adhesive Dots Medium
3D Foam Circles White Mix

Home Hobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″

Other:
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Bottles, Labels and stencils) and Gina K Designs (Gifts from the Sea); Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide and Archival Ink); Acrylic Paint

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