Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August Projects: Erin Blegen

Good morning everyone :) Erin Blegen here to share with you my projects for August. I've got a bit of variety today, so I hope there's a little bit of something to suit the different tastes out there!

Let's start with my art journal page:

I'm new to art journaling, and am really loving the process- even if "flat" layouts/projects aren't my usual style. But I like that it forces me to try new techniques and work with different mediums to replace my usual flowers and frill ;)

These Manor Hinges were just what I needed to accent this page. After starting out with gesso, I used a script stamp and applied randomly over the surface. I then added a touch of watercolors and some gold embossing enamel.

Products Used:

Manor Hinges

Next up, I have a layout to share:

"Natural Beauty"
I couldn't wait to use this title for my beautiful niece Lilah. It was a perfect fit ;)

Just a little bit of gesso and that was all it needed!

These new Graduated Circles are just awesome :). So many things you can do with them- I used this one as a frame. After applying a random bit of gesso, I added a bit of embossing enamel and zapped it with a heat gun.

Finally, these Berry Stems were the perfect touch for this layout.

Products Used:

Berry Stems

Graduated Circles

All Natural Set

Last, I have a tag to share:

"Friends" Tag
A good tag needs a great accent piece. And that is what I found in this Ironwork Accents piece.

I've used a transparency in the past to back my chipboard, and I really liked that- so I did it again here. It made it easy to apply my title. I've again done some stamping and used some embossing enamel to decorate this piece, before adding a few beads as a final touch.

Products Used:

Ironwork Accents

I hope you enjoyed my post today :) Thanks so much for coming by...
and don't forget about the August Sketch Challenge! There are just a few days left- so don't miss out, okay?

Take care :)


  1. Stunning, stunning, stunning projects. Thanks for the "how to" on the distressing of the chipboard.

  2. Erin all beautiful projects. I love that you are enjoying art journalling too. So nice to see all the things that you can do with STUFF :D great inspirational pieces... LOVE all the chippies... such gorgeous shapes...

  3. Simply stunning. Each and every project you share!!! I could stare for hours and take in all of it's beauty!!

  4. gorgeous stuff, Erin! you are so creative.

  5. wonderful works of art, you can see the love that went into these pieces

  6. As always, incredible inspiration by Erin! Don't think I've ever seen you do art journalling before, is there anything you don't master?! Stuning projects all of them, just stunning! xoxo