Saturday, 30 April 2016

Travel Memories

Every so often I like to do a page that has a more masculine feel to it. I also like doing pages of my husband in colour's that he loves. 

Materials: Left over ephemera, burlap, Prima Canvas and scrap words that are in the same colour palette as the overall page and photo. Sprays: Kaiser Mist - coffee, Lindy Stamp Gang - Down the rabbit hole, Clam Bake beige, Tim Holtzs Distress Mica Spray - Tarnished Brass. Indian Ink - Black. Tim Holtz stencil - Set 14 mini stencils (woven burlap design). Kaiser large travel stamp,  black cotton and  Cogs - Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits 661184. Edges of page and ephemera in Prima Oil Pastels - brown.


Monday, 25 April 2016

Remember Live life, Happy

When I created this page I was in the mood for doing something 'pretty' and it was time to go through my flowers, sprays and micro bead stash. The paper used is a spare piece of Pion paper.

This page was completed by:

1.  Covering with white gesso. Once dry use the Kaisercraft Damask stencil and molding paste randomly on the page so        that when you had finished you would be able just see it coming out from under the main embellishments.

2. Using Kaisercraft Mists in Aqua and Denim and a paintbrush, flick over the page that has been sprayed with water. (keep to the upper left hand side of page). I also lightly flicked Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals - Ocean Breeze Blue to create a depth in colour as well as adding  a hint of other colours which are contained in the powder. 

3. Chipboard and white flowers were sprayed with Kaiser Mists White, Aqua and Denim to create several different blues to use with the white ones.

4. To complete the main embellishment  I created a layered look with card stock, chipboard and flowers. I use the remnants of chip boards and glue underneath to raise the main section up to help add to the layered look. 

5. To add depth of colour coming from under the main part of the layout, I took the top of the Kaisercraft Mists - Denim and using the plastic insert ran some of the liquid underneath the photo and chipboard allowing it to drip downwards. To help the liquid run you can use a fine paint brush with water to draw the colour downwards.

6. I completed the layout by randomly sprinkling Finnabair Micro beads - Silver around the main focus of the layout making sure that the beads were in and around the flowers and chipboard. You can glue the micro beads on by dipping your brush into some soft matte gel then into some of the micro beads and dab onto your page. It you twirl your paintbrush on the page they will form in to small clumps and stay there. I would suggest leaving flat for a while until gel has dried.

Hope you enjoy this page. 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Art Journalling - Papillon

There are times when I just want to have some fun with all my goodies in the craft room and this page is one of those times. I have some new products to try out including Tim Holtz Distress Mica Sprays, Finnabair Alchemy acrylic paints and White Sand texture paste. It also gives me a chance to use some of the bits and pieces that I have lying around in the craft room.


                               Holiday - Singapore

This is my latest creation to submit for Dusty Attic's April mood board. Purple isn't a colour I normally use however have had a lot of fun creating the layered effects.


1. Mark lightly with a pencil on the page where your photo will be placed. 

2. Clear gesso your page and using a molding paste and Dusty Attic stencil DA1312 randomly make patterns on the 

3. Lightly spray with  pink, coral and silver coloured sprays so that a hint of colour is added. (if you have oversprayed and it is too dark in places you can just  spray with water to tone down. Tissue up excess water if needed). Dry naturally or with a heat gun. 

4. Using the Tim Holtz stencil - 'Ringer' and Finnabair texture paste - Graphite, make a single line of paste on the right hand of page  so that you end up with a line coming out of the top and bottom of where your photo will sit.  

5. While your page is drying, emboss your Dusty Attic chipboard embellishments with antique white embossing powder. For the smaller pieces colour purple using Prima oil pastels and  emboss with clear powder. Other minor chipboard pieces such as the filmstrip and butterflies are sprayed with Kaiser mists - White and Charcoal.

6. Back your photo  with pieces of similar coloured paper e.g. purple and dark grey and mount on spare card stock onto the page. Remember to leave room between photo and backing paper to slip your embellishments in behind. 

7. Assemble the chipboard onto the page slipping them in behind the different layers. Glue once you are happy with where you have position the pieces.

8. Randomly stamp a crackle pattern ( I have used Primas large ' crackle' cling stamp and archive ink in black) over the page making sure that you stamp over some of the edges of the page.

9. Sprinkle Finnabairs purple mica powder under neath the edges of the embellishments and spray with water to create a purple metallic effect that blends the embellishments with the paper. Leave to dry or heat gun to dry.

10. Cover your photo and embellishments with a tissue or plastic and randomly flicking with a paint brush Prima Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Opal Magic Violet-gold and Metallique Dark Purple.

11. -Final step - using a black Artists pencil draw around the edge of your page and with a fine paint brush lightly paint over with water to create a smudged edge.