Explore & Make Today Count Mixed Media Layout

I can’t believe we are in December!! This year has really gone fast….well new month can only mean 1 thing – New Scrap The Boys Challenge over on the STB blog. Here is the challenge

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For this month’s challenge I decided to use the colours and the shape of the tree (triangle) and this is what I created.

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Materials Used – Penelope Dee Photogenic PP – Photograph, Distress Oxides (Wilted Violet, Abondoned Coral & Candied Apple), Prima Color Bloom Spray – Fir Needles, Colour Blast Australia – Paste Apple of my Eye, Zing Embossing Powder – Leaf, 13arts Ayeeda Ink – Yellow, TCW White Gesso, Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint – Fresh Orange, TCW 6×6 stencil – Mini Harlequin, 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes stamp set, Darkroom Door Border Stamp – Numbers, Dusty Attic Chipboard – Blueprint Explore, Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane stamp set, Tim Holtz Quotations Stickers & Versfine Onyx Black

Here are some close ups of the layout

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Thanks for dropping by and I would love to see what you create for this month’s challenge 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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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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Enjoy the little things – Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!! Today I am sharing with you another project I created using this month’s product partner, Altered Pages and a TCW stencil. If you would like to check out more digital prints you can head on over to Jean’s website at www.alteredpages.com

So let step you through my process in creating this art journal page….I absolutely love this image called Cinco de Mayo

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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.

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I started off by placing some scrap paper underneath sections of TCW749s Floating City stencil where I didn’t want my paste to go. Because my art journal is 8×8 inches I had to stencil twice. I used washi tape to keep my scraps of paper from moving. I used a palette knife to spread on my Colour Blast Australia Stormy Weather Paste and used a heat gun to dry.

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Next I used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to add colour to my sky and the buildings. For the sky I sprayed some water onto my tray and drew the sticks in the water to create a watercolour consistency and applied with a small paint brush.

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For the Buildings I drew the scribble sticks directly onto my buildings and used a wet paint brush to blend the colours. I also used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays – Steampunk Sepia and Rusty Lantern Lime. I also applied the sprays with a small paint brush.

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Once I was happy with the buildings, I then moved onto the water. For this I applied Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray Sassy Sapphire, 13arts Chalk Ultramarine and Chalk Indigo sprays using water and a paintbrush.

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I wanted to add a little bit of a shimmer to my water so I used a dry paint brush to tap some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust Peacock onto my page and activated it with water.

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To finish off my canal, I tapped some scrap paper to my Floating City stencil  (just to make sure I didn’t get any paint where is shouldn’t go) and used TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a sponge to dab my waves. I did this technique several times until I was happy.

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Now for my gorgeous Cuban princess!!! I printed her onto normal A4 computer paper and after fussy cutting her, I then adhered her to a thicker card using Grafix Artist-tac adhesive sheets and then added some foam tape before adding her to my page.

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To finish off my page I stamped a quote using Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes and black archival ink. I cut the quote out into individual strips and adhered to my page.

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Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to get creative with some digital images and stencils xx

 

Explore Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing my newest DT project for The Crafters Workshop. This month we have been lucky to be apart of a product swap with Altered Pages, if you haven’t heard of this awesome company before please check out their website. The link is at the end of the blog.

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explore mixed media canvasPlease feel free to check out my process video below.

 

Also check out the amazing digital images over at www.alteredpages.com

Materials Used – TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste, TCW454s Mini Specimen Stencil, 5×7″ canvas board, Distress Paints – Broken China & Spiced Marmalade, Distress Crayon- Gathered Twigs, Distress Stains – Peacock Feathers, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke & Walnut Stain, Tim Holts Stickers, Dusty Attic Chipboard – Word Pack #3, Grafix Computer Transparent Plastic Sheets, Grafix Artist-tac sheets, Dylusions White Linen spray, Kaisercraft cogs, metal cogs and Stampendous All Seasonings Embossing Enamel.

The stamps I used I think are by Dylusions and My Minds Eye

Thanks for dropping by and until next time – stay crafty!!! xx