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Monday, 7 June 2021

Introducing Julia Baker Our New Guest Design Team Member

Hello everyone, today sees the first of three posts from a new Guest Design Team member, Julia Baker. I am sure that you will all giver her a warm welcome to the Chocolate Baroque family. We asked Julia to tell us a little bit about herself, and to provide a photograph, so that you could put a face to the name. without further ado, here it what Julia had to say:

Name: Julia Baker

Position Required: Design Team Guest

Living In: The New Forest, near Southampton.


I have been crafting all my adult life, starting with sewing, kinitting, and crochet when the girls were young.

I moved onto scrapbooking and photography about 25 years ago and have since progressed onto mixed media art and design projects, as well as stamping and journal making.

Over the years I have created altered books, altered Barbie Dolls, work-top mosaics, shadow boxes, murals, large and small canvases and even a few mannequins - decorated with mixed media and stamps.

I even once used bubble wrap and silver spray paint to decorate the hallway and stairs in our house!

Other than crafting in general I enjoy reading, dance music, gardening and birdwatching in the New Forest and along the coast. 

Instructions for Journal Page:

Background created from three shades of Brusho.

Distress Stain lightly sprayed through stencil.

When dry - use texture paste through brick stencil.

Leave to dry.

Stamp houses with Black Versafine and colour with Oxide Inks.

Draw in borders with fine liners and outline a few details.







  1. Hello Julia, good to see you Joining Chocolate Baroque. Beautiful journal pages xx

  2. Congratulations Julia, these pieces are amazing. Love the colour mix and texture.
    Faith x

  3. Welcome to the team Julia! Great to see some different input here1 Your first one is a great and bright page!

  4. Congrats Julia, and your AJ pages are fabulous! Love the depth behind the lovely houses, the doodling and the textures!

  5. Congrats on your new position. I love your journal pages and how you have made the houses so colourful, just great xx

  6. Thank you they are great stamps to use x

  7. Congratulations for joining the team Julia and I love this double page from your journal in those bright and beautiful colours used on the pretty houses, and the stencilled background using texture paste for the bricks and the watery dots and the borders look great. x

  8. Thanks so much I love bright colours and different layers and textures x

  9. Congrats on joining the team. I just love how you used the houses for this AJ spread, they look great.


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