Remember This – Mixed Media Layout

Hello to all my crafty friends!! Today I am sharing with you all my newest DT layout for The Crafter’s Workshop.

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Now to sit back and relax as I show you my process in creating this layout

I started by sealing my white cardstock with TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss, I am a huge fan of this medium as it adds such a nice finish on my layouts. To apply the gel medium, I used my silicone brush but you can use an old credit card or gift card.

Once the Gel Medium is dry, I then start on my background. I spray some Prima Color Bloom spray – Fairy Pond onto some cling wrap and then smoosh the spray around my layout. The gel medium stops the spray from being soaked up by the cardstock and this lets me manipulate the spray.

The next step I used TCW605 Elliptic stencil with Dylusions Paint – Black Marble and a make up sponge. I only used the outside circle pattern on my layout.

I decided that the original colour I used for my background wasn’t as bright as what I have hoped for, so I sprayed some Dylusions spray – Calypso Teal onto my cling wrap. For this step I folded my cling wrap a few times and crumpled it so I got a better texture for the background.

To add more texture I used Colour Blast Australia Colour Paste – Sunshine and TCW773s Connected Dots stencil. Once I had stenciled the background, I then reversed the stencil and stamped using the paste that was left on the stencil.

The last stencil I used for my background is TCW767s Floral Radar. I love this stencil and applied Dylusions paint with a make sponge and only used the radar pattern.

Now to add my embellishments, I stamped some stars onto some white cardstock and used TCW9017 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Lemon Custard to paint my stars. I also used this paint on my chipboard title after I applied TCW9001 White Gesso, and used a sponge to apply both white gesso and paint to my Dusty Attic Chipboard.


To finish off the layout I added some stamping using Black Archival ink. Because Gel Medium was applied to the cardstock, you need to use either Stazon or Archival Ink as it is permanent and won’t smear or rub off once dry. I also added some more sprays to the top and bottom of the layout and applied the Lemon Custard paint using my finger in a dabbing motion.

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create a layout using the amazing TCW stencils!!



Boys will be Boyz Mixed Media Layout

Today I am sharing with you my newest creation for The Crafter’s Workshop. I love creating grungy masculine layouts and I actually got my inspiration from the More than Words Challenge.

So this is what I created – if you want to see the full tutorial please click here to go to The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.

So the brief was to create something that is inspired by the word ” Birthday” and has to have at least 2 tags. This photo of Noah on this 13th birthday last month was perfect – spending time at his favourite place doing what he loves with is best friends.


Products I used

The Crafter’s Workshop Products TCW737 Love Sonnet, TCW248s Mini Cubist, TCW9001 White Gesso, TCW9011 Matte Clear Gel Medium, TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

Dusty Attic ProductsPage Pebbles #10, Mini Skull & Xbone, Pointer Hands, Boys will be Boyz

7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days papers and tags, 7 Dots Studio Word Stickers – Fortune Teller, Colour Blast Australia Pastes – Steel, Stormy Weather and Dusty Charcoal, VivaLasVegaStamps!, Black Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks – Faded Jeans and Black Soot, Prima Color Bloom Spray – Cobalt and  Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst – Midnight Rendezvous Raven.

Here are some close ups!!



Thanks for dropping by xx

Dream Imagine Create Art Journal Page

Hello my crafty followers!!! I hope you are well. Today I am sharing an art journal page I created using some products by The Crafter’s Workshop and Dylusions Sprays.

I started by applying TCW9002 Black Gesso to my 2 pages of my art journal. I am using the 8×8 Dylusions art journal for this project.


Once I dried the black gesso using my heat tool, I then applied TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste to my TCW727 Flower Dance stencil. I started off with the larger flowers and then used the smaller ones.


After drying with my heat gun again (I heated until the paste formed some bubbles), I applied my sprays. Working light to dark I used the following sprays in order – Colour Blast Australia – Saffron Colour Spray, Dylusions Sprays – Peony Blush, Rose Quartz, Cherry Pie, Calypso Teal, Laidback Lilac, Periwinkle Blue and After Midnight.



It doesn’t take long for the sprays to dry and once they have I then used TCW527 Word Association stencil with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste.


Then to finish it off I used the following sprays on my title – Dylusions Calypso Teal, Laidback Lilac, Periwinkle Blue, Rose Quartz, Peony Blush and Vanilla Custard.


Below is my video – I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by xx


Art Is Anything Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hello there my fellow crafty lovers and a Merry Christmas to you all!! I hope you are enjoying your precious time with family and friends. Today I am sharing with you all my latest Art Journal entry using some Dusty Attic Chipboard and TCW stencils and other mixed media products.

mixed media art journal page

For my background I adhered some paper from an old dictionary and covered using TCW9007 Clear Gesso. Then I used my fingers to apply the following paints – Funky Fuchsia and White Linen Dylusions Paints, JBurrows Acrylic Paints – Magenta, Light Blue, Bright Aqua Green, Fluro Orange, Fluro Pink, Fluro Orange and Fluro Purple.


I added some stamping to the background using Darkroom Door Paint Splats and also stamped my title using VivaLasVegaStamps Art is Anything – Andy Warhol along with black archival ink.


To finish off the background I added some stenciling using stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop. First I used TCW202s 6×6 Mini Harlequin with Dylusions Paint – White Linen. Then I applied Dylusions Paint – Black Marble and a Fluro Yellow acrylic paint through TCW754s 6×6 Distressed Details stencil.


Now for my Dusty Attic chipboard – I lightly covered the Paint Brushes #2 and Mason Jars chipboard with TCW9001 White Gesso and then used some Distress Crayons to colour. The crayons I used were – Broken China, Brushed Corduroy, Chipped Sapphire, Candied Apple, Black Soot, Lucky Clover, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon. And I used my finger to blend the crayons.


For the lid of the mason jar I used Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint – Silver spoon and Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish. You will also notice I have cut the paint brushes and adhered them to the Mason Jar.

Dusty Attic Products Used

Mason Jars

Paint Brushes #2

Clear Gloss Varnish

Thanks for dropping by and for all you support during 2017. I can’t wait to share more with you all in 2018!! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year xx

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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.

Dec challenge

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



Thanks for dropping by and I would love to see what you create for this month’s challenge xx


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.



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.


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.

Nov Moodboard

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


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


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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