Mixed Media Accents for Holiday Scrapbook Pages

by Kim Jackson

Create colorful, artistic accents for your holiday scrapbook pages in minutes using gelatos (or pigment sticks) colored pencils, markers, and pens, all available from Faber-Castell as part of the Mix & Match Mixed Media collection.

Gelatos, Markers, and Colored Pencils

 

Here, Creating Keepsakes Dream Team member Stacy Cohen demonstrates two ways to create pretty and sparkling doodled accents for your Christmas or Hanukkah scrapbook pages using these art materials.

 

Hanukkah 12x12 Scrapbook Page

Hanukkah by Stacy Cohen as seen in the November/December 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

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Color Cardstock Accents Using Gelato Pigment Sticks

While a gelato may look like a tube of lip balm, this art medium packs a punch, delivering intense color and shine to your scrapbook pages.

1. Use a gelato to color a simple holiday shape such as a star, tree, or bell, and then outline the shape using a pen or marker and a watercolor pencil for a defined edge. Blend all over using a sponge to create a smooth finish. Cut out.

2. Trace your cut-out accent on your cardstock using your marker and watercolor pencil, and then blend the edges using your sponge. Adhere your cut-out accent over your traced image using dimensional adhesive, offset so you can see the traced lines underneath.

Colored Star Accents

 

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Color a Photo Frame Using Markers

Create an eye-catching frame for your photos using your decorative-edge scissors and your markers. Simply mat your photo, leaving a wide cardstock border, and trim around the photo. Then ink the wavy or zigzag edges using your marker.

Colored Photo Frame

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Find more colorful ideas for your holiday scrapbook pages in the November/December 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

 

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