Just Me: How to Scrapbook a Selfie

Posted by Kate Kennedy

This trendy DIY scrapbook layout uses watercolors, fun embellishments, and a selfie.

How many times a day do see or take a selfie? I feel like I see hundreds of them everyday. Whether on Instagram, Facebook, or the driver in the car next to me taking one, Selfies are everywhere. I decided it was high time I took some of myself, so that’s what I did. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good selfie, I just haven’t been taking them lately and wanted to change that. To document this photo I turned to my tried and true technique of creating a watercolor background. I have used many, many different watercolor mediums and papers and I have found my love in the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set coupled with the Canson 9x12 Watercolor Paper Pad, it is a fabulous duo. The Canson watercolor paper is the perfect color as well, it is not quite white and not quite cream, I use it all the time even if I am not adding watercolor, but, let's be real, when am I not adding watercolor? :)

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The Maggie Holmes Shine Collection was a no brainer to add color, and super fun embellishments to this project. I love the addition of the tassel on the bobby pin from Dear Lizzy, I feel it is pretty unique and slightly unexpected in my album. It is such a fun thing when products take you outside your box and inspire you while working on a project.

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Supplies You Will Need:

Maggie Holmes shine gold glitter stickers

Maggie Holmes shine 6x12 stickers

Maggie Holmes shine 12x12 chipboard

Maggie Holmes shine 12x12 paper

Maggie Holmes shine wood veneer

Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set

Canson watercolor paper pad

American Crafts self healing mat

3m Scotch foam tape

Tombow stamp runner adhesive

Tombow aqua liquid glue

DMC metallic gold embroidery thread

Ranger heat craft gun

Loew-cornell #12 round paint brush

Higgins india ink

Heidi Swapp color shine gold lame

Studio Calico gold sequins

Faber Castell artist pitt big brush pen black

Happy Crafting!