Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Cherish the Memory Wonderful Woodland Winter ATCs

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I have a set of Woodland themed ATCS using the various Christmas collections by Studio Light.

I used the Die Cut ATCs as the base and added stamps and stencils over the top

I then used the die cut shapes from the die-cut sheet and layered them up

I added trims and enamel dots to finish off the ATCs

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Thompson Crafts Kaisercraft Letters To Santa Mixed Media Layout

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I was putting up the Christmas tree when it dawned on me that this is more than just a tree. More than a tradition we just do over and over again. As i reached into the box of decorations i pulled out a memory and put it on the tree. I pulled out the memories of those who we have lost, the times we spent together as a family and the adventures we shared together. I recalled where we had bought them and the memories of those days searching the shops and markets came flooding back. The memories from childhood spent playing under the tree, the smell of fresh pine even though the tree has more plastic on it than a Kardashian. I then cracked open a bottle of wine and let the festive spirits flow ;)

This layout shows one of the many market stands we have visited in search of that one special tree decoration to keep in memory of the year past .

I used

Kaisercraft Letters To Santa 12 x 12 papers

Kaisercraft Collectibles  Letters To Santa

Assorted paper flowers

Prima Marketing Glass Glitter Green

all available at Thompson Craft Supplies

I stared by adding gesso to the background and then texture stamps. Then i added a few stencil masks using modeling paste and spritzed ink over the background.

I added a thick layer of modeling paste and then added glass glitter to it. I then cut strips from the Letters to Santa and layered them up before matting the photo onto psper and gluing it to the page.

I finished off by gluing the die cuts around the photo and adding paper flowers/
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Sin City Stamps Quick Makes Christmas ATCs

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I started by painting the backgrounds with Brusho powders which are like a watercolor. I then added a layer of modeling paste using a stencil mask and then applying more watercolor once the modeling paste has dries a little.

I then stamped out two Santa's onto white card stock and painted Expandit onto the beard and hat. Expandit is a medium that fluffs up like snow when heat is applied. It is so fun to play with.
I then coloured in the rest of the image with water color and skin tone markers.

I added a few words with an alphabet stamp. I tried to blend it in a bit better by coloring in letters with ink. I have various bits of art stones and micro beads which i added to the ATCs by applying blobs of clear modeling paste to the sections i wanted to sprinkle the bits over. I finished off by adding white thread to the card for extra texture.

I repeated the above steps but with the little hat instead. I used gold glitter paint on the polka dots and once it dried it looks like glitter enamel dots.

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Swedish House Crafts Pion Design Legends Of The Sea Mixed Media Page

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I have a new layout to share using stamps and dies by Gummiapan.
Links are below

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Start off by applying gesso over the page and leave to dry. Next  stamp over the page with the Worn Circles and Worn Net stamps. Apply a stencil mask using clear modeling paste and allow to set. 
Cut out three lots of the Integrated Circles Die from white card and then glue these to the page. Spritz the page with lime green and turquoise and let it run down the page.

Cut the blue wood effect paper up into strips and place them  side by side and then crop the photo to fit.  Stamp along the bottom edges of the page and apply a stencil and inks.

Spritz some cheese cloth with ink and dry with a heat gun. Glue this around the photo and then glue a few clusters of glass glitter on the page.

Add a few art stones and a title to finish

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Creating Mixed Media Backgrounds With Brusho Powders

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I have a mixed media layout to share today. It's has been a while since i shared any layouts but i am hoping to do at least one a month until my mojo comes back.

Start off by covering a section of the page with gesso and using a pallet knife, drag the gesso across the page until it spreads thinly at the edges. Let that dry and then  add a few stamps around the page before applying  a stencil mask using modeling paste. Once this has set you can spritz it with Sea Green Brusho Mist Spray and then spray over the top with water to dilute the ink. Dry with a heat tool and then sprinkle Lime Green over the top and add water to spread the color. Allow some of the ink to run down the page before leaving it to settle.

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Die cut shapes from card stock and adhere to the page.  Next Cut out A rectangle from patterned
 paper and apply the stencil over the top with modeling paste. Add Brusho powder over the top and then adhere it to the page. Cut another rectangle and layer it over the top and then add the photo.

Tip: Use 3D Foam tap on the top layers so you can add more bits behind them later.

Add a length of green trim and  groups of paper flowers around the photo.

Finish off by adding foam alphabet stickers. If you don't have any in your stash you can use craft foam and alphabet dies to create a similar effect.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

How To Create A Stunning Steampunk ATC

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I made an ATC or Artist Trading Card. I used mixed media products and Best Glue Ever to create this steampunk look.

 Cover the ATC base with gesso and then paint with bronze paint. Using sanding paper, Sand down the first layer and leave a little showing.

Next apply the Prima Rust pastes starting with the darkest colored paste and finishing by dry brushing the lightest color over the top. Don't worry about covering the ATC from corner to corner as this adds to the effect.

                   The last layer is just a bit of Turquoise paint which i brushed on roughly.

Next i stamped out some cog images onto card and cut them out. Next i painted rust paste over the top and left them to dry. I also used small MDF cogs and i used Best Glue Ever to adhere them to the ATC. Once tacky the Best Glue Ever sticks to rough surfaces.

I added gold micro beads around the ATC

i finished off by adding a sentiment

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Monday, 4 December 2017

How To Create The Work Of Art Journal page

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I am guest designer for the Magenta team this month and here is my first  project.

Start off by layering gesso over a blank page with a palette knife. Once dry, spritz green ink over the centre of the page and then use a paint brush to spread the ink out. Paint the edges of the journal page with green Acrylic paint.

Stamp the quote stamp into the centre and apply a stencil mask to the edges of the page.

Stamp the leaves stamp into the corners using green ink and then using a different shade f green stamp over the top with a leaf flourish. 

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Creating A Mixed Media Christmas Card With Gummiapan

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I am back with a mixed media Christmas card made using stamps and dies by Gummiapan available at Swedish House Crafts.

Products used

Start off by covering a 5 x 7 card blank with a stencil using modelling paste. Once it has set spritz with red mist spray and spray water over the top to spread the ink.

Ink the edges of the card with gold ink and rub some over the card to highlight the stencilled area.

Cut out a rectangle from patterned paper and adhere to the card.  Cut two 3 cm wide strips from patterned paper and cut a fish tail at the bottom and layer them over each other.
Use the  Stitched Banner Nesting dies to cut out a large banner and adhere this over the top of the other banners.

Cut out a small rectangle about 4 cm wide and glue lace along the bottom. Adhere this over the top of the large banner and then cover the top layers with a stencil and modelling paste. Once set rub gold paint over the top.

use stamp the scripted tree onto card stock. Place the matching die over the top and secure with washi tape before running it through the die cutting machine. Adhere the tree to the small rectangle and add a sentiment to finish.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

How To Decorate A MDF Advent Calendar With Best Glue Ever

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I am up on the Scraperfect blog today with an altered Advent calendar using Best Glue Ever.

Start off by coating the mdf with gesso or white paint. This is so the next paint layer doesn't soak into the wood.

Once the first layer has dried ,apply the top coat of paint. I choose traditional colours.

I used a number die cut set and used brown craft foam. I then used Best Glue Ever to adhere them to the draws.

I then gathered up a selection of small embelishments and gems and used Best Glue Ever to adhere them to the draws.

I added small gems and pearls to the Christmas trees by adding small blobs of glue. I used the fine tipped cap which makes it easier to  add glue to small pieces.