Saturday, 27 May 2017

Cherish the Memory Shabby Chic Beach Card

Hi all

I have a card to show you which i have made using the Summer at the Beach Collection by Studio Light and available at Cherish The Memory. 

I used watercolour on the card base and then made up the topper from the kit

I added the washi tape along the bottom and added self adhesive pearls around the card.

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How To Create An Altered Nautical Clipboard

Hello crafty friends

I am guest designer for Thompson Craft Supplies for this month and my first project is an altered clipboard using Scrapberry's Primavera and 7 gypsies Maritime paper pads.
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1) Paint the clipboard with white gesso
2) Paint the clipboard a sea green colour using acrylic paint
3) Paint  over with crackle glaze
4) Paint the clip with gesso and then with the Art Alchemy Mermaid Sparkle Acrylic paint.
5) Mix a little Mermaid Sparkle with modeling paste and use a mini stencil to apply to the clip.

6) Cut a large rectangle from the 7gypsies Maritime paper pad and adhere to clipboard
7) Cut out a polaroid frame using a die and mount the photo onto it.
8) Cut out a strip of patterned paper from the Maritime paper pad and add a lace boarder using a punch.
9) Cut out a small square from the Primavera pad and adhere behind photo.

10) Take a piece of cheese cloth and dye it with spritzing ink and glue these near the photo.
11) Add a stencil around the paper layers using a mini mask and modeling paste.

11) Decorate the clip with a variety of embelishments

12) Paint the lighthouse with Mermaid Sparkle and once dry add a layer of crackle glaze.
13) Spritz blue mist spray over a paper flower and adhere at base of the lighthouse.
14) Decorate with shells

15) Fill a tiny glass bottle with 2 mm seed beads and glue to clipboard
16) Add a few more embellishments to finish.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

How To Create An Inventive Steampunk Altered Box With DecoArt

Hi all
I created a steampunk box for the Decoart Blogger Outreach Program.

I covered the whole box in black gesso and once dry i then used a stencil with black modeling paste over the box.

I dry brushed the box over with Silver Spark, Copper Kettle and Gold Rush Metallic Lustre. For the fastening i painted the metal with gesso and then Texture Sand Paste which i molded over the fastening. I then painted it with Gold Rush Metallic Lustre and Quinacridone Gold to give it a rust wore look.

I used Chipboard cogs and embellishments i had created using a mold and casting plaster. I first painted everything with black gesso and then metallic lustre but it was too clean so i added texture sand paste and more Quinacridone Gold to weather it.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Robins Nest Heritage Scrapbook Page


I have a heritage scrapbook page i made using products from The Robins Nest. This is Albert my Great Grandfather who was in the army and stationed in India most of the time until World War 1 and 2 broke out. He is my Mother's Grandfather and quite a tough man.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

How To Create A Steampunk Heritage layout

 Hi all

I have created a mixed media layout of my Great Grandfather Albert. He was stationed in India during the war but other then that i dont know much about him. I used the Mechanical Illusion paper pad from Scrapberry;s.

I created the background by applying black gesso over the section where the photo will be placed. I then added a couple of stencils and spritzed with ink. Once dry i added a layer of metallic paint.
Next i started cutting up the sheets and cutting out the detailed sections and layered them up.

I used chipboard cogs and painted them with Decoart Texture Sand Paste to give them a rusty look. I then painted them with Quinacridone Gold and added a little Texture Fierro Iron. 

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Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page Preview

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I have a new tutorial on the team blog today which you can find here

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

How To Create Whimsical Stationary Using Susan K Weckesser Stamps

                                                                                 Hi all

I love cute stationery and have been collecting bits here and there for a while now so it was only a matter of time before i created my own whimsical stationery using the Gone Wild Stamp Set by Susan K Weckesser and Unity Co Stamps.

Product list

Trimcraft First Edition Marker Pens
White pen
Large paper clips
Hot Glue
Sentiment stamps
Note book 

I started off by stamping out my favorite two characters on to thick card stock and coloring them in. I then bought some large paper clips and glued the characters to the back with hot glue. You could put them through a laminator to make them more durable.

The Note book was altered by stamping the main image at the bottom corner and then stamping a boarder around it. I added a few feathers to break the pattern a bit.

I wanted to include something in the center so i choose a few inspiring words.

I colored in the details with a white gel marker

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

How to Make An Amazing Steampunk Shaker Card

hello crafty friends

I have a new card tutorial for you. I used the Industrial Collection by Studio Light which is available at Cherish the Memory.

Cover a square card with the  Industrial Scrapin  Sheet 02 and trim to fit. Apply a stencil mask over the base and paint with copper acrylic paint.

I used a baby wipe stained with blue inks to add the textured layer to the card/ The mixed media topper was created by cutting out a 4 inch rectangle die and using a cog embossing folder over the top. I then pained it all black and dry brushed copper metallic paint over the top.
I finished off by applying black modeling paste to a stencil mask and then dry brushing more copper paint over the top.

I popped out the letters and a few die cut shapes from the Ship Builders Emphenalia sheet. I slotted them behind the shaker box and used the letters to make a sentiment.

To make the shaker card you first need to cut out three large cogs from craft foam. I used a large cog die for this bit..

Take a circle nesting die which is roughly the same size of the cog die and cut out one from patterned paper and one from acetate. 

Glue the first foam cog to the base with strong glue.

Glue the other two pieces together before gluing over the first piece.

Once the base is dry, Fill  it with seed beads.

Glue the acetate over the top.

Finish the shaker box off by gluing a cog cut from patterned paper over the top/

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