Art Journal Vol. 10: Band Flare and Using Your Stash

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Hey everyone!
I’ve finally been able to have time to get back into scrapbooking an art journaling. I apologize, because when you read next week’s posts, I said the same thing (I’m not stashing posts…). Anyway!

I bought this e-course from A Beautiful Mess, that is unfortunately no longer available, called “Use Your Stash.” I don’t know about you, but I have a mountain of crafting supplies that I never use because I’m an impulse buyer. I used to just buy stuff when I was at the store and say “I’ll use it one day.” Most of the time, that day never came.

This year, I’m vowing try and use of much stuff that I have before buying new supplies. I decided to read and utilize this course to use up my stash (as there is a lot of items that are under utilized!)

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I use to collect band flare buttons from back in my scene-ster days. Each time I moved, I open up a box and repack them in another because I just didn’t know what to do with them! One of the lessons in the course used flare buttons to create a pattern and I couldn’t have been more excited!

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I used two different sized shot glasses and dipped the rims in paint to create this circular pattern background.
I let it dry overnight.

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Once dried, I used a hot glue gun to randomly place flare buttons until all the circles were full!

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I made two pages! This is going to be the beginning of my “concert album.” I have so many photos of me at concerts that are just sitting in a shoebox collecting dust. I’m excited to begin this album! I’m more excited to share the progress with all of you!

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How about you!? Have you used this technique for button flare? What other ways have you used flare in your albums?
I’d love to see, I still have tons of buttons left to use! #myMCAart

Talk soon,