Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Layouts by Tanya

Hello everyone!

Tanya here.

Do you love chipboards as me?
Imaginarium Designs chipboards are the best chipboards that I used!

You can paint it or emboss, cover with different medium or cut!
You always 
get a great result! Just try :)

And today I want to show you a few projects with Imaginarium Designs chipboards.

First LO about Wild Love!

Fantastic natural paper by Fabrika Decoru and Imaginarium Designs leaves are perfect combo!

This chipboard I colored with coffee spray

And title covered with black glaze

My second LO is absolutely another fave!

ID chipboards are very universal and you can work at different style!

In this case I covered all chipboards with black glaze too  

Thank you so much for your visit today!
Have a great day! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Boy

Hi, everyone. Carol here today. Sharing 2 layouts that I made for my boy.

"My Fav Photos of You"

Using Simple Stories papers, I made this simple layout with afew of my favourite photos of my boy. Love him to bits... So kawaii.

For the chipboards, I gesso them. Painted the chipboard word "mischief" with gesso too and contrast it with the paper using black acrylic paint for the "m" and "f" letters.

Pop up some cutouts with foam tape. Added sequins, stickers, flowers etc to embellish.


Love these 2 photos of my parents in law carrying my boy.  Our recent family trip let me see a new light of my parents in law. They are such a strong and healthy couple. Loved them and thankful for their love.

For the background, I spread a thin layer of texture paste over stencil, added Prima art stones with 3D matt gel. Sprinkled some pink mists on the page. Left most of the chipboard shapes raw.  Painted the heart chipboard with pink acrylic paint and the title chipboard with gesso.

I really love this photo of my cheeky boy and his grandfather. My boy looks so cute and cheeky with his tongue stuck out. And my father in law have a close relationship with my boy. Everywhere he goes, he will always remember my boy and think of him. Thankful for his help to take care of my strong-willed boy.

Again I pop up the elements with foam tape. Also pop up the chipboards with foam tape. Love using foam tape as I can cut them up to the size I want, no matter how tiny or big.

This chipboard frame is my most favourite chipboard. Love the flourish and sweet design.

Here's the chipboards I have used:

Hope you like my projects. Have a fun time crafting.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sue Smyth August post

Reverse canvas and
Large Sampler 
By Sue Smyth 

This month I have made a two off the page projects.
The first is a reverse canvas, with a Rapunzel theme.
I have used a cheap plastic doll and a small 
book and altered them to fit nicely into the reverse side of the canvas.

I have used lots of pink/burgundy roses to decorate the frame
after I have added lots of texture.
See my tutorial below on how I have made the background

The window is painted with gesso using a stippling 
motion, when dry I have rubbed gold paint over the top to 
pick up the rough texture.

The butterflies are painted with Starlights paint
using 2 coats to give a good colour.

Here I have used a negative as a corner

Rapunzel herself is painted with gesso, then I have 
spritzed with black dylusions, mopping off the excess.
Then I have rubbed over gold paint. and spritzed 
with pink dylusions and mopped off excess.
Lastly I have dabbed a little white gesso to 
give a frosty look.

Rapunzel sits inside the window and needed a 
little base to sit on, so I found a small book 
at the second hand store which has been glued
together (open) and affixed to the canvas base.

I have added some splats of black dylusions around Rapunzel
and over the window.

Here I have tucked small pieces of green moss 
into the flowers, I love this stuff. it is so bright and 
just the softness I wanted.

The bracket is painted with white gesso, and then gold paint.
Then I have rubbed a little pink dylusions over top in places
which looks a little like opal if you do this randomly.

Here are some close ups 

French Wooden Sampler 

My next project is a little different for me, not so much
mixed media and paint lol .I found this 
wooden frame at Kmart of all places and could just 
see it decorated in a number of ways.

I have used Graphic 45 Gilded Lily, as I have had the paper
pad for sometime and was busting to use it.
The chipboard is either double embossed
with Stampendous aged gold emboss powder. Or
glittered with Praline glitter.

I have used lots of scrap chipboard to raise up
all of the panels and give lots of dimension.

The oval frame, is gilded with mega flakes 
for a really good shine.

I have painted the butterfly, with Starlights paints.

Love the Kates doily all covered with 
dimensional magic and glitter.

3mm pearls are added around the oval's edges.
I like to add extra glue to each pearl to make
sure they stay put forever.

Adding texture to the Canvas 

I have added texture with texture paste and 
a brick stencil to the reverse of a canvas.

Then I have painted the canvas white with gesso.

Nesxt it is painted with black gesso, getting
right into the crevices of the brick. 

Dry the gesso with a heat gun, and allow it 
to blister and bubble.

Then I have dry brushed white gesso over the top
again, this is to allow the coloured spray to show up.

Paint the book, window and doll with white gesso.

Use a stipple motion on the windows to give texture.
So when you rub over with gold paint (or other)
the texture shows.

Now spray with pink dylusions and dry with heat gun.

Rub in pink and graphite inka gold, for a neat sheen.

Now rub in gold paint for added shimmer.
Decorate as I have above or do your own thing.

 Imagniarium Chipboard 

Happy Crafting