Sunday, 2 July 2017

I'm Not Weird Mixed Media Tag and Tutorial

Hello crafty friends

I have a mixed media tag to share using the stamps and dies by Gummiapan.

Paint a white tag with Turquoise Metallic Lustre and then Green. Blend them together and then apply modeling paste using a mini stencil.Stamp over base with the Worn Honeycomb stamp and then the Collage Numbers stamp.

Use the Integrated Stars Die and keep paint the  stars with metallic lustre.  Glue them down the tag largest to smallest. Die-cut the doodle circle out of card and glue to centre of tag.

Stamp out a sentiment onto card and cut out the words and place them onto the tag.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I'm Not Weird Mixed Media Tag

                                                                              Hi all

I have a new project and tutorial on the team blog today,

How To Create An Amazing Serene Floral Art Journal Tutorial

Hello crafty friends

Learn how to create this serene art journal page using stamps from Sin City Stamps.

Products used
DecoArt Media Mister Purple 
Tattered Angels Chalk Board Blue
Green ink
Trimcraft First Edtion Marker pens
A5 Drawing pad ( The Works)
Dry Wall Tape
Dry baby wipes
Divine Twine Solid Aqua
PVA Glue
Brusho Powders Purple, Ultramarine
The Works Enamel Dots
 Archive Black ink pad
Oak House Studio Navy blue ink pad
That Craft Place Mini Stencil

1) Spray purple ink along the side of the page.
2) Spray water over the page and allow ink to run down it.

3) Spray the page with blue ink and spritz with water to blend inks.

4) Use a texture stamp and stamp along the edge of the page.

5) Apply modeling paste to page using a stencil
6) Ink over embossed area with a ink pad.

7) Make a few rough circles using twine and glue to page

8) Cut up the dry wall tape and dry baby wipes. 
Glue over the twine.

9)  Stamp out your images onto cardstock and colour in,

10) Cut out images and glue into position.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

How to create an Inspiring mixed media scrapbook page

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I am sharing my final project  for The Robins Nest. I used one of my Mum;s photographs which was taken by one of the neighbours in the early 60's. It is of both my grandparents and mum when they was young and i love the way it has captured a normal everyday moment, A snapshot of history all in one photograph.

Take your chosen photograph and position on page. Draw around the photo to mark out its position. Apply gesso around the photo and across the page with a palette knife. 
Apply a stencil mask over the page using black modeling paste and once dry,spritz with sepia ink.
Spritz water over sections of the page and sprinkle on red ink.
Stamp around page with texture stamps

Mat photo onto patterned paper and trim to size. Adhere to the page using 3d foam tape and then take a selection of cards,die cut doilies and flowers,Cover in gesso,inks and add a stencil mask to a few. Cut these up and layer them together to create the layers.
Tuck a few bundles of thread between the layers and glue down.

Add the die cut flowers and glue seed beads into the centre.
Add more seed beads around the edged of the photo by pressing them into modeling paste.
Add some feathers and more texture stamps around the page.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

How to Create The Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page

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Learn how to create this art journal using Brusho inks and household items. Here is a link to the website.

1)  Cover a blank page with a stencil. 

2) Once dry spray water over the top and flick Rose Red, Orange and  OST Red over the top. 

3)  Stamp on the background with texture stamps.

4)  Glue white thread to the page.

5) Using a non stick surface, Paint Gold Eco Metallic Lustre over dry wall tape. Peel off the tape and cut up before adding to page. The paint dries like gold leaf which can be added to embellishments. 

6)  Dye paper towels with Rose Red and OST Red Brushos and once dry, Die cut heart shapes out of them. Glue hearts around the page.

7) Glue the painted tape to the centre of the page.

8)  Add a sentiment and feathers using a stamp

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

How To Bind Books Using Divine Twine

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I have been meaning to make a junk journal and discovered a simple way to bind books with Divine Twine.

1) Take and old hardcover book and cut out the page using a sharp knife.

2) Depending on how many signatures you want to create will depend on how much twine you will need but it always works out at double  the number of signatures. I used 5 on my journal so i did 10 lots of twine that where the length of the book i used. Leave a extra length or two at either end so that the book can be tied together.

3) Once you have your lengths of twine, tightly wrap them around the spine.

4) Take the left end of the twine and thread it through the signatures at the back of the book. Gather the right end of the twine and tie a knot.

5) Next gather up your papers and any interesting mail and fold it all into a booklet. This is then threaded through the signatures and held in place with the twine.

6)  Fold a few Itty Bitty Bags in half and thread through the twine with the papers. These make great mini books and pockets.

7) Decorate your pages with bits and pieces.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

How To Create An Amazing Angel Wings Journal Page

                                                                 Hi crafty friends

I wanted to create an art journal using the Tattered Angels sprays so i began experimenting with the different colours. I then matched the papers and embellishments to compliment the mist sprays.

Tattered Angels Chalk Board Mist Paint Firefly
Tattered Angels Chalk Board Mist paint Valencia
Tattered Angels Calendar Kit paint System Roses
7 Gypsies Junque Pack
7 Gypsies Gypsy Moments
Sin City Stamps Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Divine Twine Candy Pink Twine
White sketch pad
Stencil Mask Hearts
White paper flowers
pink paper flowers

Take a sheet of paper from a drawing pad and spritz with Valencia. Tilt the page and allow ink to run.

Once dry spritz with Be Mine.

Next spritz Firefly around the page.

Use texture stamps to create a textured background.

Apply modeling paste to the page using a stencil mask and then spriz over the top with Be Mine

Spritz a blank page with the Smooches glimmer mist and stamp the wings over the top.

Glue twine around page and then place the pieces from the Junque pack in place and glue down.

Cut out the wings and adhere to center of the paper layers. Decorate the page with assorted flowers.

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