Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday Showcase - Stamperia Alchemy

Good morning!
I saw this gorgeous line in the store and knew I had to have it! The colors and the designs are awesome for projects of my guys!

I created this layout using a photo of my son's senior photos from high school.

I covered the base paper with clear gesso, allowed it to dry, then painted with white gesso.

I took my Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink pad and pounced it on the gessoed part.

I sprayed it with water.

I painted over with Prima Art Alchemy Metallic Rustic Brown paint, then dabbed with a paper towel.

Texture paste was used with Tim Holtz Schoolhouse stencil and heat set.

I sprayed the stenciled area with Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stain, heat set it, then distressed the edges of the base paper.


Trimmed a piece of paper to 8" x 7 1/4" then adhered it to cardboard to add dimension and to allow a couple of flowers under the edge.

I added the fabulous Stamperia Alchemy Clear Die Cuts.

I fussy cut the book marks and accent papers then distressed the edges.

I added some flowers and gems to finish the layout.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Laura- I can totally see why you love these papers; they are COOL!
    Tearing the edges and giving so many layers was the perfect way to handle these, and the colors of the roses actually add to the masculinity for the photo! I LOVE this!!

  2. Wonderful layout! The stenciling and texture paste give such a nice contrast the spread. Love it!

  3. Awesome creation, love all the layers & distressed edges!