The Best Days – Mixed Media Layout

Today is my last DT post for Sassy Scrappers and I would just like start off by thanking Olga for asking me to join her amazing team… what started out being for only 3 months ended up lasting 9 months and I have truly enjoyed every minute of it. And I would also like to thank all the Sassy Fans that have followed me over the last 9 months xx.

So let me show you what I created and how I went about it….

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I started by cutting 7 strips of Glitz Design pp – Sunshine in my Soul – Stripe and adhered the 7 strips onto to Glitz Design – Sunshine in my Soul – Suns.

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I then used TCW9001 White Gesso using my Finnabair 1″ Silicone Brush to seal around the paper cluster. I also used my finger to lightly rub white gesso around the edges of my photo.

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Once dry I then started to apply my colours to the background. Using a wet paint brush I applied 13arts Ayeeda Mists – Pastel Cobalt, then Chalk Ultramarine and to finish I used Chalk Indigo. Making sure I dried between colours.

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I then splattered all 3 colours onto my background also

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Next I applied 13arts Ayeeda Mist Pastel Caramel just to highlight some areas and then added some builders tape for a little bit of texture. (I bought this tape from my local hardware store)

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I set that a side and started on my photo mount – I used some cardboard from a packing box and ripped the first layer off. I then rubbed white gesso around the edges and using a wet brush I applied a small amount of 13arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk Indigo.

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I then added some stickers from Pinkfresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary range and finished off with some stamping using Tim Hotlz stamps/stencil THMM104, a flair by Funky Flair Studio from the Boyz Rule range and some cotton thread in a blue and tan colour.

And there you have it – simple but lots of fun to create. Thanks for dropping by and until tomorrow – stay crafty!!! xx

 

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Live Laugh Love Converted MDF Board

Hello Everyone, today I am up on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with this off the page MDF Phrase that I converted into an apron Hook for my craftroom.

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This project is all about layers so please be preapred there are a lot of process photos but the process itself it quite simple. So lets get started!!

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started by giving the mdf board a light standing using fine sandpaper. I then covered it with TCW9016 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Spun Sugar using a paint brush. I decided to use paint instead of white gesso because I wanted the rawness of the mdf to come through.

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Once the paint was dry, I then mixed TCW9016 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Spun Sugar and TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic Paint together and using a dry brush applied to the the board.

I wanted to create a more worn look so I used a wide dry brush to apply some more Spun Sugar acrylic paint and then added some highlights using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in 3 colours – Powder Blue, Aquamarine and Pacific Blue. As you can see I’m using my finger to rub randomly onto the MDF board.

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Next I mixed some Distress Spray Stain – Weathered Wood with TCW9008 Clear Modeling Paste. Using the TCW742s Hard Textures stencil, I applied my coloured modeling paste through the woodgrain section using an old gift card.

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I used my heat tool to dry the modeling paste and then lightly brushed my Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad over the stenciled areas to add some depth. I then used my finger to again rub over the board using some gold texture paste. Next I sprayed all over using Prima Color Bloom Spray Soft Teal and heat set it.

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I felt there was something else it needed to finish off the worn look, so I added some Prima Art Alchemy Bronze Age Wax using my finger to just highlight certain areas.

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Then to finish it off I curled some metal oval embellishments to create hooks and adhered them to the back of the board using a hot glue gun. And finally I sprayed some white and gold twine with Prima Color Bloom Spray Worn Leather and tied this to the board so I can hang on my wall.

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Here are some close ups of the end result…

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to be creative this week xx

 

 

Capture This Moment Mixed Media Layout

Hi Everyone – Today I am sharing with you all my take on the November Dusty Attic November Moodboard

I absolutely love this board and I was inspired by the rust, numbers, keys and the corrugated iron.

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I covered my Corrugated Cardstock with Prima Acrylic Paint Metallique – Silver Spoon and Rust Paste.

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I covered  Industrial Globes, Vintage Keys, Cog Cluster, Geometric Corners, Cog Border #3 and Roman Numerals with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Silver Spoon and Brass Hardware and then applied Prima Rust Paste

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For the Capture This Moment chipboard title, I covered it with White Gesso and sprayed Distressed Stain Spray – Faded Jeans

To see me in action please click on the video below

Other Materials Used: Blue Fern Studios Chesterville pp, Prima French Riviera pp, Darkroom Door Numbers border stamp, Prima Marketing Inc Rust Paste, Prima Marketing Inc Acrylic Metallique Paint – Silver Spoon & Brass Hardware, The Crafters Workshop – TCW381s Mini Quatrefoil Revd, White Gesso, Modeling Paste & Clear Gesso, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans spray, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers Bavarian Blue & Bratwurst Brown, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray – Steampunk Sepia

Thanks for dropping by xx

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Unforgettable Mixed Media Layout

Hello there my lovelies!!! Today I am sharing with you all a mixed media layout I created for Sassy Scrappers using some more fabulous products from 13 Arts. There is a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see me in action.

Earlier this year I taught on a scrapbooking cruise and took this selfie of the girls working hard in one of my classes. As some of you know I have 3 boys which means I use a lot of blues in my scrapbooking. So I was super excited to be able to create a page that was just for the girls!!! So let me give you a quick run through on how I created this layout. I started by building my photo mount using 13 Arts Fly Away pp – Days and Nights. I used both sides of the pp and also used the A4 sticker sheet for the title and the small doilies.

To build my background I used gel medium to seal my paper and then applied 13arts Ayeeda Mist Pastel Green with a paint brush and water. Once dry I then used 13arts Ayeeda Mist Pastel Pink using the dabbing effect and splattered the page using both mists.

Then I stamped the background using Kaisercraft Diamond stamp and Ranger Emboss It Dabber (Versamark pad is fine to use also) and then heat embossed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Guten Tag Teal.

Before adhering my photo cluster, I painted the edges of the cluster and the doilies with 13arts Ayeeda Mist Pastel Pink and mounted the cluster using some scrap chipboard pieces.

The butterflies I fussy cut from 13arts Fly Away pp – Days and Night and I only adhered the center of the butterflies so I could add dimension by bending the wings. Then to finish off the layout I used a Dymo Label machine to add the date.

Thanks for dropping and I can’t wait to share with you all my next project

Mixed Media Pencil Case

Hey Everyone!! Today I’m sharing with you a canvas pencil case I decided needed a little makeover. I’m sure you all have something in your craftroom that is a little on the boring side whether it is plain or the colour is bland. Well why not give it a makeover using some pretty amazing TCW stencils?

Well with that said, let me show you my process in giving my pencil case a new life!!!

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

To start off I applied a coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso….why you ask? I found that if the material wasn’t sealed then the paint will be absorbed and your colour will be quite bland. You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the whole area and then use a heat gun to dry it.

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Once it was dry, I then applied my background colour. I used Dylusions Paints Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime, White Linen, Vibrant Turquoise and Funky Fuchsia. I started off applying the paint with a dry paint brush but then decided to use my fingers (I find this gives me more control over the paint). I just layered the paint until I was happy with finish effect. And I dried in between colours.

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Now for the stenciling – I used 3 of the 6×6 stencils along with TCW’s Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a make up sponge. So I started with TCW754s – Distressed Details with TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9015 Black Licorice.

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The next stencil I used is TCW739s – Trendy Images along with a mixture of TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9022 Grape Jelly.

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The last stencil I used is TCW 751s – Kitchen Tiles and I used TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9023 Blue Jellybean to create a light blue colour.

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To finish off the pencil case I used my Uni Posca Paint pens in Black, White, Light Blue, Pink and Yellow to highlight some of the stencils and then applied a light coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso to seal it all.

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Thanks for dropping by and hopefully I have inspired you to give your blah pencil cases, bags or aprons a makeover!!! xx

 

 

 

Bare Feet & Salty Hair Mixed Media Layout

Happy Monday Everyone! Here in Australia we have been experiencing some amazing summer weather so I thought I would create a layout using one of my favourite photos of the 4 men (big and small) in our family.

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I tore a sheet of Corrugated Card and with a dry brush I light added some white gesso.

For the chipboard, I used Creative Layers #1 and Mini Captions #13. I covered the chipboard pieces with white gesso and then sprayed them using Prima Color Blooms sprays – Summer Sky & Soft Teal. I felt it needed another colour so I lightly spritzed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia and fell in love with how it turned out. I also added some Dylusions Black Marble spray for the words “Feet” & “Hair” just to highlight.

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For the background I used TCW662s Mini Tile Mania stencil with Clear Modeling Paste by The Crafters Workshop and Finnabair Stone Effect – Pumice. The sprays I used are Prima’s Color Bloom Summer Sky, Soft Teal and Dragonfly Blue. The colours were perfect on top of Blue fern Studios wanderlust – mountain view.

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To finish it off I added some stamping using Finnabair Rust & Dust stamp set and both Art Stones and Mini Art Stones as well as some splattering using LSG Steampunk Sepia and the Color Bloom sprays.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to see my work xx

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Scrap The Boys November Challenge

Hello my fellow crafty peeps!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on this months STB’s November mood board. To See what the other amazing girls have created just click here to be redirected to the blog.

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Here is my take using the colours above

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Materials Used:

7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy papers, Colour blast Sienna paste, Colour Blast Spray Coffee and Saffron, Stampers Anonymous Halftone & Rings stamp set, VivaLasVegaStamps Squiggly Star Stamp, Dusty Attic String Frame 12×12 chipboard, Dusty Attic Summer Fun chipboard, TCW Black Gesso, TCW white gesso, TCW737 Love Sonnet Stencil, TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Orange Slice, Dylusions Sprays – Black Marble, Calypso Teal & Cherry Pie, Funky Flairs – Long Hot Summer range, Dina Wakley Star Light stamp set, Distress Spray Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz stickers & Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo.

Thanks for dropping by xx