How-To Video: Vintage Text on Grungeboard

Good evening!

Here is a video for ya.  It uses some of my favorite photos from our last trip to Europe. I am dying to go back there – but my husband has been addicted to going to the Caribbean the last few years.  However, we will be soon going to Croatia – and I can’t wait!  Wanted to do a page to show him how excited I am.  I love experiencing, enjoying and admiring the culture of others. There are some amazing places out there.  My house remains in need of so much work because I would prefer to hop on a plane. 🙂

I thought that Tim’s fab grungeboard would be perfect for this page. And I decided to mix it up with some vintage text paper.  Some people have asked me where I get mine.  I found a fab seller on ebay who sells great mixes of old textbook pages.  I love THIS one she has up now… small page sizes perfect for cardmaking or scrapbooking.

Anyway, here is the video…

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Tim Holtz Grungeboard (elements)
Vintage textbook paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint is yummy)
Hero Arts leaf flourish stamps
Colorbox Chalk Ink Chocolates and Blueberries
Autumn Leaves buttons
Making Memories trim and little letter stickers
White Liquid Applique
Other: string, sewing machine

Thanks for watching.  Have a good night. 🙂

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37 thoughts on “How-To Video: Vintage Text on Grungeboard”

  1. so many awesome techniques rolled into that one piece of grungeboard…fabulous look! i have yet to try grungeboard but it appears to be incredibly FUN. 🙂

  2. OK Jennifer, you are an enabler and I love it! Just ordered some of that vintage paper…been thinking about anyway!
    Love the page and all the techniques you did here! That board is so flexible, when you were pulling it up, I was holding my breath cause it looked like it was going to break.
    Love the cuttlebugging on it too…way too cleaver. And now I need that peeled paint ink!! TFS!

  3. Ooh, I like that and will definitely try that with the grungeboard. I am going to Europe for the first time in Oct. for three weeks. I am so excited. I have wanted to go all my life (I’m 39). DH is sending me for my 40th b-day! Hope you have an incredible time in Croatia!

  4. WOW!! What an awesome page full of so many great little extras! Worth all the effort! I’ve only been overseas once (to Holland/France back in 2000) and would LOVE to go to Italy sometime. I love history and the fact that there’s so much OLD stuff in Europe just makes me want to go again. Hope you have a great time in Croatia!

  5. Wow…now I know I need some grungeboard. I had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for enabling!!! What was that thingy you used to apply the ink??? I think I need that, too.

  6. Gorgeous page Jennifer, I’d love to visit Croatia also.
    I have some grungeboard but have been too scared to use it. After watching your demo I have a lot more confidence.

  7. Hi Jennifer, thanks for the video. Love to learn new techniques.
    What parts of Croata are you going to visit? Just wanted to tell you that Croatia is beautiful. I grew up there, right outside of Zagreb in a small village called Potok. All my family still lives there. My mom was just here for two months when I had my baby. It was her first time. I have lived here for almost 22 years 🙂
    If you get a chance, visit Dubrovnik. We had and awesome room in the old town overlooking the city.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

  8. Ahh yes I so want to go back to Europe, we went in 2006 and my folks are just visiting there now. There is so much to see over there, I so want to go back but can’t see it happening anytime soon. Love the page, not sure what I like most but I do love that you have 4 reasonable sized photos on there and it doesn’t look cramped at all!

  9. Once again you amaze me with your ideas. What a talent you have been blessed with. Thank you so much for taking the time to make the video and share with us!

  10. Oh My Gosh!!! That video was phenomenal Jen….loved it with the music in the background, watching you create your wonderful masterpiece full of so many fab little techniques. Thank you so much for inspiring me every day. Cheers!

  11. Girl, your videos never cease to amaze me. You ROCK!!! That layout is gorgeous and you make it look so very simple! I have Grungeboard but I have yet to use it. I have texture issues with it (:O ) I am hoping to delve into it today because you just made it look so very fun! TFS!

  12. Really Beautiful Page Jennifer! (as they always are!) Big fan of anything vintage…and any thing Tim H.!! TFS!

  13. Really Beautiful Page Jennifer! (as they always are!) Big fan of anything vintage…and any thing Tim H.!! TFS!

  14. Really Beautiful Page Jennifer! (as they always are!) Big fan of anything vintage…and any thing Tim H.!! TFS!

  15. Really Beautiful Page Jennifer! (as they always are!) Big fan of anything vintage…and any thing Tim H.!! TFS!

  16. OH, my….and I’m suppose to be planting my garden today! But I am hearing my grunge calling me by name! You rock Jennifer and I so appreciate all you bring to my live! I love the page and I might just have to case it for pics of Charleston or Saratogs Springs! Wishing you an excellent day!

  17. Love this LO, Jennifer! I had not even thought of running my grungeboard through my Cuttlebug! Great idea! When are you going to Crotia? Sounds like a fabulous trip!

  18. Love the page! Wow! I think I am going to have to investigate grungeboard – it looks like a lot of fun.

  19. Wow! Now that was a treat! I love learning new techniques and really, I just love watching you work. We should have a JenniferMcGuireink channel. I would just Tivo it all day and watch it all night when the kiddies went to sleep.
    Beautiful layout and yes…I went and purchased some paper on ebay as well. My mind is spinning with ideas. Thank you for that and can I come to Croatia with you guys?

  20. I love this page! The grungeboard flourish is extra gorgeous, the way you decorated it~perfect!
    How exciting that you are going to Croatia!
    Happy Memorial Day to you and your family…. Erin : )

  21. My Dad’s family is from Coatia, and most people haven’t even heard of it when I tell them that. It’s nice to hear of someone actually going there. Hope you share some pictures when you get back. Have a good trip. Oh – and as always – WONDERFUL PAGE. So full of ideas.

  22. GORGEOUS! I bet the texture of that giant flourish is incredible! I didn’t think I needed the grungeboard, but you have definitely made me rethink that with such an inspiring page! 🙂

    Croatia sounds so exciting!

  23. I went to Croatia a few (six!) years ago, we visited Opatija and the island of Rab, it was absolutely beautiful – you will love it 🙂

  24. How funny… my husband and I are currently discussing a trip to Croatia next year as well. Sounds like you have some fun travels coming your way!

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