Art Journaling with Mintay Homemade: Grace

Today I have some shabby-chic style art journaling to share with you using the Mintay Homemade papers.

To see how these pages came together, you can watch the process video here:

The whole design was inspired by a leftover scrap of paper from one of my previous projects, of the door. The opening pages of this art journal also have a door as a focal point (you can see that project by clicking here), so I thought it would be nice if the opening and closing pages of this journal matched in a way with a similar theme.

Products Used in this project are:

Mintay Homemade Paper Pack

Trimmings Grab Bag/Bundle

Hobbilicious Baroque Stencil

Dress My Craft Rice Paper

Mintay Wings Book

Distress Oxide Spray Victorian Velvet

Prima Clear/Transparent Gesso

Prima 3D Gloss Gel

Grace <3

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Mixed Media Butterfly

Mixed Media Butterfly.

Its great to work on different shapes for scrapbooking, i love to mix it up a bit.

another Dt project for Thompsons craft supplies.

for this project i used…..

woodouts butterfly mdf blank

13arts papers end of summer

hobbilicious mdf feathers and leaves

hobbilicious hobbles

finnabair art alchemy wax firebird

finnabair art alchemy sparks acrylic paint phoenix feather

from my stash i used black gesso, 3d medium.

to start with i covered my butterfly with one of the papers and using some sand paper i distressed the edges.

next i gently edged it with some black ink

i mounted my photo onto black card

then i painted my mdf feathers and leaves with black gesso

i fussy cut some of the designs from the paper pack .

then i layered them all on without gluing to decide on my design, i took a photo to remind me of where i wanted everything and then removed it all.

i gradually started to build it all up using 3d gel medium as my glue for my mdf pieces and 3d foam pads with the medium to stick down my paper pieces, the 4d foam pads also adds height to the pieces so you have a lovely 3d finish.

i then mixed together some 3d gel with the hobbles and added round the butterfly edge and across the leaves and feather.

when it was all dry i added some wax to my hobbles edging and the black gesso’d feather and leaves, not completely covering, still allowing the black to dominate.

lastly i splattered with somewatered down black gesso and some watered down sparks paint.

Shabby Chic Layout with Mintay Homemade – Grace

With the gorgeous Homemade papers from Mintay, I’ve created this shabby chic mixed media scrapbook layout.

There was supposed to be process video for this one, but unfortunately my camera had a moment, and decided not to film (without me realising), so I’ll give you a basic run down of what I did.

In the background I added a layer of clear gesso first, then added stencilling with modelling paste and paper paste, some stamping with Kaisercraft texture stamps, and then a little bit of colour with various distress oxides (all items will be linked at the bottom of this post).

The I added a layer of bundled up tulle (using a hot glue gin as it’s important that it dries quickly). Then lots of fussy cut flower clusters from the paper pack.

Next I added a little bit of lace here and there and then gorgeous paper flowers from one of the flower mixes from the shop. To finish I added flat back pearls, nuvo drops, and blue and white splatters, and a few Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers.

Items Used Are (click on each to be taken to the listing):

Mintay Homemade Paper Pack

Mintay Homemade Chipboard Stickers

Flower Mixes

Trimmings Grab Bag/Bundle

Hobbilicious Baroque Stencil

Distress Oxide Tattered Rose

Distress Oxide Speckled Egg

Distress Oxide Antique Linen

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Kaisercraft Texture Stamps

Clippings Sticker Book

Grace <3

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Follow your Heart – Scrapbook Layout

Follow your heart scrapbook layoutthese papers are just my subject and colourways, just love them, and when you love something it makes it very easy to create with them, and this set did just that.
My DT kit from Thompsons craft supplies for October i need to get these done before i go away on my weeks sewing retreat with friends (if restrictions allow, watching the updates constantly!!)and this range is making it very easy to do that.

for this project i used……13arts end of summer paper range13arts end of summer A4 sticket sheet13arts end of summer stencil – sunflowers finnabair sparks acrylic paint – pheonix featherfinnabair art alchomy wax –  firebirdTim Holtz idea ology wordsHobbilicious mdf leavesThompsons craft supplies flower collections
from my stash i also used clear gesso
my how to….i started by painting my whole background sheet with clear gesso, 
when this was dry i sponged through my stencil with the acrylic paint.i mounted my photo on some white card stock and placed in just above centre using 3d foam pads and 3d geli chose and fussy cut my paper elements and painted with clear gesso,i then placed them all to see how my arrangement would sit, when i was happy i took a picture to refer back to , took it all apart and started to glue it all in place using 3d foam pads and 3d gel for the paper elements and the 3d gel for the mdf leaves.starting with the mdf leaves i built it up finishing with the paper flowers.i then added my title.i covered my photo and splattered with water down acrylic paint.

Mixed Media Notebook

for this project i used….,13arts end of summer papers Thompsons craft supplies mixed flower collections finnabair metallic wax firebird craft oclock mixed media quotes 2creative embellishments frame, mdf leaves and feathers, hobbilicious stencil elfland, color glow golden calite, finnabair art alchomy paint phoenix feather
from my stash i used black stazon ink, black gesso, white gesso, 3d gel for my glue and some glass bead texture gel, you can make this with 3d gel and just mixing with glass seed beads, the gel will dry clear.
to start with on this project as it is a bound notebook i started by stippling the spine with white gesso and round the edge of the cover, i dried it with my heat gun and then stippled the paint on, no need to do the middle as it will be covered, i did the back in the same way but had to wait till one side was completely dry before doing the second side .
i then cut papers to fit the front only not the spine and slightly smaller. i glued on using my 3d gel and then painted all over with my clear gesso and dried.
i then sponged the orange paint through my stencil randomly over the front and back .
while that was drying i painted my frame with black gesso and then that was stuck on with the 3d gel.
i added some of the bead gel around the book edges and in parts around the frame and dried them.
i then sprinkled some of the colour glow in places and sprayed with water to activate and move the colour around a little and then dried.
i painted my mdf leaves and feathers with the paint and when dry just distressed the edges with black my black ink pad.
i fussy cut a flower collection and a single sun flower and butterfly and layered up the paper pieces and mdf feathers and leaves.and added my butterfly.
i painted my paper pieces with clear gesso and dried.
i then distressed all around the book edge very gently with the black ink pad and then using my finger waxed picking up the beads and the frame detail in parts.
i added my title which i had distressed with the wax.
lastly i watered down a little black gesso on my glass cutting mat and splattered gently all over.
for the back i got as far as the stencilling and adding the colour glow then inked gently with the back round the edges and then picked up detail with the wax but left it without any other embellishments so that it will sit flat.

Oh the projects came so easy with these 13arts papers, just love second DT project for Thompsons craft suppliesa mixed media notebook, i love books and have many, the problem is i write in them all and then cant find what i am looking for because i have so many lol.

Shabby Chic Mixed Media Cards – Grace

This week I’ve made three shabby chic cards with the gorgeous Homemade papers from Mintay.

The video this week is real time – so you can really see the process of how these were made. You can watch the video here:

Products used that you can find in the store are linked here:

Mintay Homemade Paper Pack

Flower Mixes

Trimmings Grab Bag/Bundle

Hobbilicious Baroque Stencil

Cocoa Vanilla Sequins and Flowers

Distress Oxide Spray Victorian Velvet

Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray Pink Shabby

Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray Blue Shabby

Grace <3

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Mixed Media Clipboard

The First of my October Dt projects for Thompsnscraftsupplies.oh my how i love this paper set from 13arts, its right up my street, i love autumn and the colours on this set are so strong and lush, it was so easy to create with.

for this project i used13arts end of summer papers13arts summer days rice paperhobbilicious mdf leavesthompson craft supplies mixed flower collectionsfinnabair mettalic wax firebird
and from my stash i used some small wooden letters,an A5 clipboard.
firstly icut my rice paper to fit under and round the top clip and then using 3d gel i glued it on by painting the gel onto the board then painting over the rice paper when in place.
i then used a piece of the paper pad and cut out a piece to fit at the bottom as a pocket, i cut it to shape but fussy cut along the top of the pocket and attacked it by using a strong double sided tape.
i cut out two pieces from the papers to use as mymenu sheets and added the title which i had coloured with the wax. you could use it for whatever you want it doesnt have to be a menu board , it could be a letter holder.
i distressed round the edge of the main board and then waxed all around.i cleared gesso’d the top clip and waxed that too.
i lightly waxed my mdf leaves and then did an arrangement with them and my mixed flowers

Mixed Media Purple Heart: Grace

This week I have created this mixed media purple heart using items from my September Design Team Kit.

I didn’t plan  for it to be a dark purple heart with a slight gothic/steampunk vibe – but that’s what I ended up with! With mixed media I often end up with something different to what I initially planned; I figure it out as I go!

To see how it all came together, you can watch the process video here:                       

Products used that you can find in store are (click on each to be taken to that item):

AB Studio Never-Never Land

Fabrika Decoru Metallic Paint Iris

Prima Clear/Transparent Gesso

AB Flower Chipboard ID-181

Dress My Craft A3 Rice Paper

MDF Heart (2)

Flower Mixes

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Eggplant

Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves

Tim Holtz Transparent Wings


Grace ❤

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Moments in Time – Art Journal

  •  Art Journal –  Moments in Time
another design for Thompsons craft supplies


for this project i used…..

AB studio craft bundle 2 papers

fabrika Decoru metallic spray- sepia and gold

color glow – ruby

idea ology – vintage photobooth

i also used the stencil from the retreat kits.

from my stash i used…… black gesso, whits gesso, clear gesso and heavy paste.

firstly i painted my pages with the black gesso, i then lightly went over with the white.

i then fussy cut the black and white flowers and stuck them down with 3d gel and then stencilled on with the paste that i coloured with brow paint, it came out more of a pink!

i then fussy cut from the other sheets in the paper pack and layered them up using 3d foam pads and 3d gel.

lastly i painted over all the paper elements with the clear gesso, it just adds a bit of strength to the papers.

Mixed Media Tag-Remember

Remember-Mixed Media Tag

DT project for Thompsons craft suppliers

another with the gorgeous Craft Bundle 2 from AB Studio but very different from last project.

For this project i used…..
Hobbilicious stencil elfland
fabrica decoru spray metal
ideaology baseboard dolls
metal flowers
i also used 3d gel heavy paste, black gesso

firstly i painted my tag with black gesso and dried i then added my ripped tracing paper and then the stencilled paste and dried again.

i added the metal spray by dropping it on then spraying with water and moving around before drying again.

i then did some fussy cutting from the papers and layered them up.

i added some pearls to the middle of my flowers, placed my dolls and flowers.

i added my title which is also from the paper collection

i finished with some splatters from watered down black gesso.