Monday, 18 December 2017

layout and atc's for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, I am on the Scrap FX Blog to share my last project for the year - For my layout I have chosen a collage of photos that I took whilst at the Melbourne Sea Aquarium with my son.


I began by adding layouts of paper to create the mat around my photo collage.  I then used white gesso to blend it together with the background.  
I used a Scrap FX Stencil and white crackle paint randomly around the area. Once this was dry I have applied watercolour paints - I have used Lindy Stamp Gang Paints.



When this was dry I have used a couple of Scrap FX stamps randomly around the area.


I then painted the chipboard pieces with white gesso and then Finnabair Art Alchemy Sparks Paints.  Final touches with Prima Melanges, art stones, glitter mix and glass beads


Here are some close ups:




Scrap FX Products used:






For my next project I have created some ATC's


 I have cut some water colour paper to ATC size 2.5 x 3.5 and applied white crackle paste with a Scrap FX stencil.  Once this was dry I have then used Ecoline Water Colours in blue, yellow and purple.   


I applied white gesso to the chipboard pieces and then painted them with the same watercolours.  For the top stars I have used Finnabair Art Sparks paint - Iris Potion.  The photos have not revealed the proper colour - it is a purple but my camera did not want to play the right game and after numerous attempts I realised I wasn't going to win and christmas was looming so it is what it is!!!!!
Final touches include the Tim Holtz Metallic sticker quotations, cotton and distress ink (chipped sapphire) around the edges.  Here are some close ups.



Scrap FX Products Used


Well I hope that you have enjoyed my projects and you find some time these christmas holidays to get creative.
I would like to wish you all - a - 
Merry Christmas and a very happy and safe New Year.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

12x12 Layout for Visible Image Design Team

Hi, today I would like to share a layout that I have created for Visible Image using 3 of their wonderful stamp sets.




I began by creating the watercoloured flowers - I have stamped onto watercolour paper and embossed the flowers in black embossing powder.  I have then used Inktense Blocks to colour - I love the vibrant colours they give.



Once dried I have fussy cut them out.   I also heat embossed the title with Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing powder - Venus Violet Blue.



Around where my photo is going to be I have embossed the larger flower in the Venus Violet Blue embossing powder - I didnt want the entire flower - more mark making


I have created a photo matt using paper from the same collection - 7 Dots Hazy Days and inked the edges in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade. By placing the photo matt on my layout I was able to stamp some circles and cats in the correct position


I then placed the flowers around the layout and added my photo and it was complete.


Stamp sets used with links to the Visible Image shop:


Imperfection is Beauty


Create It


Live in the moment


Thanks for stopping by and til next time - Happy Crafting







Thursday, 7 December 2017

Steampunk Canvas for Scrap FX DT

Hi there, today I am up on the Scrap FX blog to share a canvas I created using the awesome steampunk chipboard that is available at Scrap FX.




I began by using modelling paste and a couple of stencils randomly around the canvas in the areas I knew I wouldnt be placing the chipboard.  I also glued down some lace and some hearts that I had made out of silicone molds and chaulking paste.
I then placed the chipboard and embellishments around until I was satisfied and then adhered them with gel medium.

Once all adhered and dried, I sprayed with White Gesso Spray.

At this point it was time to add the colours, building up the layers and removing them from areas as I went.  I started with the blue/greens - I have used Shimmerz Inklings - Me & Blue and Blue my mind.


I then went on and applied the darker colours - again I have used the Shiummerz Inklings - Burnished Buckle, Tarnished Treasure and Penny for your Thoughts as well as the Finn Art Alchemy paints - Metallique Steampump Copper and Ancient Coin Gold.
I have coloured the edges with Distress Ink - Ground Expresso as well as the two Art Alchemy paints.

Final touches include Glass Beads, Micro Beads and Glitter,
I have linked the chipboard used to the Scrap FX store at the bottom of the blog
Here are some close up:







List of Chipboard used:

Thanks for stopping by and until next time - Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Technique post - Art and Soul DT

Today I would like to share with you the technique of creating a steampunk style cover for your album, art journal, diary or the such like.



I began my using a Scrapmatts stencil and Finnabair 3D Gloss Gel 



Once dried I covered the entire cover with black gesso and then began apply colours.  I have used Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic paints - I will list the colours below


Once dried I have covered the entire cover with dimensional magic for the glossier look.


I have cut some cardboard using the Tim holtz Gadget gears and coloured them with the same Art Alchemy metallic colours as the cover and applied dimensional magic to them (a little bit of a fan of the end result of dimensional magic!!!!)



I have then adhered then to the cover - here are some close ups:





Thanks for stopping by and I hope the you have been inspired by this mixed media piece.

Product used:



Til next time  - Happy Crafting