I Love to Read Scrapbook Layout

by Jessica Michaels

Hello everyone! Jessica here with all the fun things for Book Week! My boys absolutely love reading books so I knew I had to scrap these photos of them with their book mound on the couch! I really enjoyed making this fun layout using Foil, Flock, and Blanco Transfer Gel!

Therm O Web Supplies Used
Memory Runner XL 
Memory Runner XL Refill
Easy Tear Tape 1/4″
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Gold
Deco Foil Transfer Gel, Blanco
iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid 2 fl oz
iCraft 3D Foam Tape Roll Jumbo 1/16
Craft & Carrier Sheets
iCraft Removable Pixie Tape
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, White Latte
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets, Teal Waters

Other Supplies Used
Hip Kit Club September 2021 Kit
OLFA 12×17 Folding Cutting Mat
OLFA AK-4 Cushion Grip Art Knife
Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Speckled Egg, Uncharted Mariner, and Evergreen Bough

I started this layout by pulling out a sheet of textured Bazzill cardstock and added some white gesso with a brush, creating a spot for my mixed media to lay. The white gesso prepares your paper to hold wet mediums without warping the paper. I then pulled a paint splat stamp from my stash and applied watered-down distress inks to the gesso spot for my mixed media in three colors.

I also added some splatters with some Nuvo Mica Mists. I cut that paper down to 11.5×11.5 inches and then pulled out a sheet of patterned paper from my September 2021 Hip Kit to use as a border on my page. I then cut the middle out of the patterned piece to save the middle for something else. I used my OLFA folding cutting mat and craft knife tool to cut the middle portion out.

Next, I applied some Transfer Gel Blanco over a fireworks stencil using my stencil pal and pixie tape to hold the stencil in place. I love how you get such a smooth application with the stencil pal! While that was drying, I turned my laminator on to heat up and went to work on backing the cutfile.

I chose a Paige Evans cutfile which I got from the {Not} Just for Boys Kit Club and backed the letters using another paper from the Hip Kit. Then I backed the book with Teal Waters and White Latte flock. I used the UltraBond Liquid Adhesive to secure all the layers together.

Now that my Blanco Gel has dried, I sandwiched my page between a craft and carrier sheet and placed a sheet of Gold Deco Foil on the top, colored side up, silver side on my page. I ran that through my hot laminator and out came the gold goodness! I matted my photos with some of the pocket cards from the Hip Kit and then added a few embellishments and some stamping with stamps by Elle’s Studio. I adhered my solid cardstock to my page using some easy tear tape and used that to attach my photos down as well. I did use some of the 3D Foam Tape on my cutfile to pop that up off my page.

I finished this one off with a bit of doodling around my edges and photos and added some thread behind a couple adhesive brads by Simple Stories. Easy Peasy and such a fun layout!
I have a process video on the Thermoweb YouTube channel if you’d like to watch exactly how this came together.

Watch the Love to Read Scrapbook Layout Video

Thank you for being here today and I hope I was able to inspire you to create!


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