Sweet Home: Art Journal spread with Mintay Day by Day – Grace

This week I’ve created this art journal spread in the front pages of my P13 A5 Art Journal. I’m using this art journal for creating pages relating to…well, this very weird year we’re having! I thought this spread with the front door would be a great ‘opener’ for the journal.

To see how it came together you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/tajfUGEpuZs               

Products used that are available in store are linked here:

Mintay Day by Day Papers

P13 Art Journals

Fabrika Dekoru Black Gesso

AB Studio Squares Stencil

AB Studio Washi Stamp

Kaisercraft Texture Stamps

Transparent/Clear Gesso

Distress Oxide Spray Victorian Velvet

 

Grace ❤

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Love This Life-Scrapbook Layout

Love This Life – Scrapbook layout

another from my August Dt kit From Thomsonscraftsupplies

For this project i used……

P13 Till we meet again paper pack

pentart wax – turtle green
AB Studio chipboard sheet –ID87
13 Arts color glow – Ruby
and from my stash i used a text stamp, handmade postage stamps, and some mixed flowers.
i am using one of the floral sheets from the paper pack, it has already printed flowers on bottom left and top right of the sheet so a nice base to start,i then randomly stamped on my base sheet with my text stamp.
i then cout out from several of the other sheet from the pack, strips, no measuring just cut them, so from 1 inch to 2 inch then cut them down from the 12 in that they started again i didn’t measure just cut them, i then layered them onto my backing sheet at different heights until i was happy, i placed my photo on top so see how it was looking with that in place, when i was happy i stuck them down.
i also added a post card which is a cut out from one of the papers in the pad
i took 2 of the chipboard leaf collections from the sheet and coloured with the pentart wax and placed them so they would be poking out from behind the photo.
i mounted my photo on one of the sheets from the collection and using foam pads added this to the
lay out
i did some fussy cutting and placed them round the photo , some poking out from behind the photo and some overlapping the photo.
i added my stamps
 i placed my title and flowers.
lastly i covered my photo and splattered with the Ruby Color Glow.

  

DT Kasia’s latest pieces

Here is a look at  some of the latest beautiful creations from DT Kasia and a link to some of the products used.

 

Don’t forget to visits Kasia’s page where a lot of these projects are demoed live for you:

 

https://www.facebook.com/KCLaCraft/

Magic Paints:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/dry-paint-magic-paint-with-effect-color-amethyst-15ml/

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/dry-paint-magic-paint-with-effect-color-golden-spring-15ml-copy/

 

Waxes:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/pentart-wax-metallic-rose-gold/

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/pentart-wax-metallic-gold/

 

Wood Slices:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=basswood

Sparks paints:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=sparks+paint

Wax:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/pentart-wax-metallic-gold/

Chipboard Quote:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/idea-ology-chipboard-quote-chips-47-pkg-theories/

Rice Paper:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/calambour-mulberry-rice-paper-bohemian-collection-tcr49-roughly-a3/

Mould:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/prima-marketing-re-design-mould-5x8x8mm-fragrant-roses/

Acetate:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/13-arts-transparent-foil-acetate-rosalie-frames-with-roses/

 

Oxide Sprays:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=oxide+spray

Junk Journal Kit:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/floral-fancy-a-junk-journal-full-kit-free-online-demos-will-be-available-too/

Mould:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/prima-mould-ancient-findings/

Color Glows:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=color+glow

Paper Set:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/better-times-12×12-paper-set-bonus-elements-sheet/

Chipboard Stickers:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/better-tims-chipboard-sticker-12×12-sheet-copy/

Flower Mixes:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=flower+mix

Gloss Sprays:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=gloss+spray

Chipboard Door:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/product/chipboard-id-199/

Color Glows:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=color+glow

Wax Pastes:

https://thompsonscraftsupplies.com/?s=wax+paste

 

Mixed Media Heart Hanger

Mixed Media Heart Hanger

My August DT kit From Thompsons craft supplies
A wooden heart hanger for my base, i think it was from The Works
from my kit i used……
pentart cracking paste primer and paste
Colour glow Ruby
Tim Holtz ideaology Words
from my stash…..white and black gesso, ribbon, metal embellishments, leaves and flowers by finnabair, silver wax
 
firstly i painted the heart with white gesso and dried it,
i added some of the color glow ruby, activated with water and painted on,
 i then glued on the acitate using gel medium and cut round to fit the heart.
i added the crackling paste, firstly the primer then the paste and dried with my heat gun to crackle.
i then splattered with the colour glow activated with water and gently added some of the ruby to the crackle.
i also splattered with some watered down black gesso and gently blackened the edges of the heart.
i painted all my embellishments with black gesso and layered them until i was happy then attached them with gel medium.
i lastly added some silver wax and added my title.
 

 

Shabby Chic Project with Day by Day – Grace

This week I just felt like creating some beautiful mixed media art on some packaging (I used the packaging from a large Finnabair stencil) with Mintay’s Day by Day papers.

 

To see how it came about – including re-covering up some stuff with black gesso mid way through the project because I was unhappy with it! – you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/Af1tr3bsiEA               

Products used that you can find in store are:

Mintay Day by Day Papers

Mintay 12×12 Chipboard Stickers

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Fabrika Dekoru Black Gesso

Fabrika Decor Airy Mousse Peach

Distress Oxide Spun Sugar

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Clippings Stickers

Grace ❤

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Mixed Media Box – Letter Box.

Mixed Media Box

My first project from my August DT kit from Thompson craft supplies.
i just love boxes and tins, i really enjoyed creating this one.
for this project i used……
Pentart crackle paste and primer
Pentart wax paste Turtle Green
13arts color glow emerald
Dina wakley acrylic paint Blushing and Elephant
Hobbilicious box
and from my stash i used, clear gesso, half pearl beads and some ribbons, a flower from a previous kit
firstly i sponged the inside and outside of my box with the blushing and the elephant paints
i then did lots of fussy cutting from my papers and added a couple of the roses to the side of my main box.
 then i added the crackle paste just overlapping my roses, for this paste you have to add the primer first to the area you want and then add the paste, you can activate this crackle with a heat gun which is great no waiting for crackle lol
i crackles the top two parts of my lid, being careful not to cover the slits in the top most part of the lid.
i then threaded my ribbons through the slits on the lid and tied a knot and secured it to the other part of the lid and then layered the fussy cut pieces  (which i had painted with the clear gesso and dried ) onto my lid around the ribbon and added more onto the sides of my main box .
when all my layering had been done i went over it all with the clear gesso again, it adds some strength to the card elements on the box and also allows any paints or inks i add to move and sit on the top rather than going straight into the card.
i then added some ore colour with the color glow emerald and water to activate it, i dried it and then went again splattering with the emerald.
added some wax here and there
lastly i added the pearls and the flower on my lid.

 

Day by Day Layout – Grace

My August DT kit features the gorgeous Day by Day collection from Mintay. For my first project I’ve created this mixed media layout:

To see how it came together you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/cLT_TqcALQo               

 

Products used that you can find in store are:

Mintay Day by Day Papers

Mintay 12×12 Chipboard Stickers

AB Studio Squares Stencil

AB Studio Tracing Paper (Vellum) 0008 Books

Kaisercraft Texture Stamps

Prima/Finnabair Writing Stamp

Distress Oxide Tattered Rose

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Fabrika Dekoru Black Gesso

 

Grace ❤

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Shine-Scrapbook Layout

I managed to fit one more project from my July kit from Thompsons craft supplies a scrapbook layout of my eldest daughter at my sons wedding, dont think i will ever be finished the wedding photos lol

For this project i used….
AB studio papers Diva
AB studio stencil ID 94
13 arts color glow Tanzanite
Dina Wakley paint Fuschia
To start i mixed  some of the tanzanite with the fuschia paint and then stencilled it onto my base 12×12 paper from the paper pad.
i then used a little more of the tanzanite with water added to activate it and splattered this onto my sheet, i also added some in powder form and then added a little water to activate.
i then dried my sheet.
i left it to dry properly and cut up some more of my papers into different sizes for layering and distressed the edges with my scissors.
i then did lots of fussy cutting, i  layered my background using foam pads to give it height and with my photo on the top and then layered my fussy cut elements, poking them under on each layers of the back ground.
i found the shine wooden word in my stash and using an embossing powder from my stash i embossed it 3 times to give more height and colour to the word.
lastly i covered my photo and did a little more splattering with my tanzanite.
   

Faux Embroidery Hoop – Aly

Hi there everyone, today I have created a Faux Embroidery Hoop, in the event that I didnt have a spare one,
I am going to show you how to improvise.
Enjoy the video below that will show you step by step how I made it.