Rusty Tag

I began by taking a Woodouts tag 1 and covered it with Finnabair Flutter tissue paper by using Fabrika Decoru matte medium to stick it down.


Next i did some stenciling. I mixed a custom paste using Finnabair light paste with magic paint in rose gold and used the Finnabair gothic stencil. When you dry this paste it puffs up nicely and is described as a marshmallow texture. I had a little paste left on the stencil so flipped it over and pushed it the other way through the stencil using some kitchen roll.

This was now quite a bold colour and i wanted to bring it to more of a vintage, rust feel. I therefore added matte waxes in rusty red, rusty brown and old white.

I wanted to start building my layers now. I chose some of my embellishments made with Prima moulds and modeling material and some cogs from Hobilicious. I covered these with black gesso from Fabrika Decoru.

I attached these to the tag using some offcut chipboard pieces and some Prima 3d gel

I coloured the cogs using the same waxes

I then added light touches of metallique paint to give a slight rusty shine.

I created a title for my tag using the new Tiny Text stamp set from Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous and inked with my favourite versafine clair ink in nocturne. I used paper from AB studio Neverland range.

I mounted the stamped piece on chipboard scraps using the 3D gel again and finished with splatters of watered down white gesso.

Waiting for Spring Canvas

Having Fun playing with colour, paste and MDF not only on the canvas but on my hands too.
with mdf bees and honeycomb, air dried clay flowers and leaves, a mixture of metal and acrylic flowers and gems.
mixed media inks, paint, paste, glass glitter, art stones, clay and molds all available from
paste mixed with glass glitter and art stones stenciled onto the base canvas with a leaf stencil  and when dry i added my bees, honeycomb, leaves and flowers using gel medium as my glue, i then added some art stones to ad more texture, on my bees and flowers,
when all was stuck i painted with an imagination crafts starlight paint.
i then added my mixed media inks, using water to move the colours around until i was happy with the results.
dried with my heat gun and lastly i added some gold wax to bring out the texture…..and add more colour to my fingers, no brushes for me lol

Shabby Chic Art Journaling – Grace

This week I decided to do some art journaling for my DT project. My art journal style is very collage-based, so it’s a great way to use up bits and scraps!


Inspired by the AB Studio Shabby Love Symphony papers from my DT kit, I made a shabby chic-esque page. I started by adding some stencilling with the 13Arts Rose Stencil and some modelling paste. Then once that was dried, I went over the whole page with Impasto Paint in Dusty Rose, watering it down in places so it was easier to spread.

Next I added some ripped pieces of Kraft paper, and added some delicate flower stencilling on top of that with Prima Paper Paste.

Then I added lots of collaging elements: scraps from the Shabby Love Symphony paper pack, book pages, paper doily,  etc, and then some paper flowers in the empty corners.

For a centrepiece, I found this quote online, and wrote it on a scrap of Kraft cardstock with white fountain pen ink and a glass dip pen.


To see the full process, you can watch the video on my YouTube channel here.

Grace ❤

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Treasure the Moment

Hi Lorna here.

  1. Ah my first page in a while and just paper apart from a bit of lace and a bramble fox title.

The papers are 13arts vintage summer.

I used a leaf stencil and freyed burlap distress ink on my base cardstock.

I fussy cut one of the sheets for the flowers, but as borders rather than individually and layered with my photo.

I cut and distressed the papers and layered using foam pads and gel medium.

Finally, i tucked in some lace , added my title and finished with some splattering… ya do lol

Shabby Chic Book Cover – Grace

This week I’ve created quite a ‘big’ project with my DT kit, using and inspired by AB Studio Shabby Love Symphony; I’ve made this hardback mixed media book cover. Being as it was a bigger project than usual, the best way to show you what I did (including making the cover itself from scratch) is via the process video, which you can watch here.


This is the cover before all the mixed media elements were added:

I chose one paper from the AB paper pack to use for the outside cover so it would flow nicely between the panels, and cut the pieces to size

They were all covered with clear gesso, before adding stamping, stencilling, and then 3D elements including flowers and chipboard.

Paints used include Impasto in Dusty Rose, and Fabrika Decoru Shabby Velour in Heather.

Splatters were added with Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray in Blue Shabby and Distress Oxide Spray in Victorian Velvet.

And of course, everything was stuck together and held in place with the fantastic 3D Gloss Gel by Prima!

Grace ❤

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