Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Froggy Art Journal Page with Karen Bearse

I had to do it. Ever have a favourite art journal page or scrapbook layout that you made ages ago but maybe it just needs a little something? As I grow my latest art journal book I am finding pages that I made previously but don’t have a home. Either they were for a demo, or made while I was teaching a class etc. I sometimes come across these and wish they were in a book. These are the perfect pages to add in to a book you are currently working on. Especially if that book is on-going. Chippies are such a great quick and snazzy way to something special to your project.

Here is my new page which makes me giggle. I simply add my industrious climbing frog and the cool vintage airplane, and my page has a whole new feel to it. I love working on corrugated cardboard. It makes a nice sturdy substrate & is easy to grunge up!

Here is the original. It has a fairly serious feel to it. Adding the chippies gives it a fun, almost whimsical feeling.

For the frog I simply added gesso & Rangers new enamel accents. Love this effect the monsieur frog looks like he is an epoxy like embellishment. The airplane is just perfect as is. What pages do you have that could use a new life?

Southern Ridge Chippies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

 - Ranger- crackle paint, enamel accents in wild orchid & Caribbean coast
- Gesso, mica flakes, black acrylic paint
- Tim Holtz stamps by Stampers Anonymous

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

- Karen


  1. Love your treatment colors on the chipboard.... bravo!!! so cute. I want some like him....

  2. Adore that frog, fabulous colours with the enamel accents! Deb xo