The Versailles Altered Window Frame – Grace

This week, still working with AB Studio’s The Versailles, I’ve created this altered piece, using royal blue and gold colour scheme.

To see how it was made, you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/ujkxbmBDr5s               

Products used from the store are:

AB Studio The Versailles

MDF Window

Finnabair Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylic Ultramarine

Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Wax Old Denim

Tim Holtz Quote Chips ‘Theories’

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Finnabair/Prima Wax Old White

AB Studio Crafter’s Bundle 2

Art Stones

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Night

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

 

Grace ❤

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The Versailles Scrapbook Layout – Grace

This week I have created a heavy mixed media scrapbook layout with AB Studio’s The Versailles.

The layout has many elements to it, so to see how the whole thing was created, you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/LjP3u95ymWM               

Products used from the store are:

AB Studio The Versailles

AB Studio Transparent Foil/Acetate

Hobbilicious Renaissance Chipboard

Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Wax Old Denim

Mintay Frame Book

Mintay Wings Book

Mintay Flora Book 1

Lindy’s Embossing Powder Chip Off the Old Black

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Finnabair/Prima Wax Old White

Finnabair Glass Glitter Gold Rush

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Night

Grace ❤

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Versailles Art Journal Pages – Grace

This week I’ve been doing some art journaling with AB Studio’s The Versailles paper pack.

To see the process of how I made it, watch the YouTube video here:                  https://youtu.be/UBKZu60pkQw               

 

These are the products I used that are available in store:

AB Studio The Versailles

Finnabair Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylic Ultramarine

Mintay Flora Book 2

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

49 & Market Damask Stamp

Kaisercraft Script Stamp

Grace ❤

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Art Journal – Be Present – Grace

This week I’ve done some art journaling in my P13 Art Journal.

I prepped my pages with a layer of gesso (note, the pages in this journal are fabulous quality and really thick, and may not need gesso depending on what you’re doing, but as I was about to colour the pages with Distress Oxide inks I used the gesso because the inks behave a lot better on top of gesso). I coloured the pages with Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and in Stormy Sky.

I then added stencilling with Vicki Boutin circle stencils – with one stencil I used a baby wipe to ‘lift’ the background colour off, and with the other I used Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans.

Next I used Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Metallic Paint in Golden Electric to add all the little squares. Then used a pot of gel medium (though anything circle shaped would do, a pen pot, circle die, whatever!) to draw messy circles all over the pages with a Sharpie fineliner. I sprayed on Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Spray in Transparent Twilight, which made the ink on the circles ‘run’ which I really liked.

The butterflies were fussy cut from the AB Studio Crafter’s Bundle, and coloured with the Transparent Twilight spray.

The words are all from Dina Wakley collage words, and were decoupaged onto the page with gel medium. Once the page was dry I went around the words and phrases with a black pen, creating messy/rough borders around them so they would stand out.

 

Finally I added white dots with a paint pen, and then splatters of Distress Oxide Spray in Faded Jeans.

 

As always, I have a video of the whole process which you can watch on my YouTube channel here.

 

Grace ❤

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Mintay Harmony Layout and Video – Grace

This week I’ve done some more scrapbooking with the Mintay Papers Harmony paper pack. As many of us are in isolation or lockdown I’ve decided to make this week’s video a real-time one, so you can craft along with me, or simply have a longer video to enjoy. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel here.

 

There’s lots of fussy cutting in this project, with elements from both the Harmony set and the AB Studio Crafter’s Bundle. 

 

I also used some bits and pieces from my stash, but here’s a list of other items I used that you can find in the store:

Prima Flowers and Stencil Set

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Distress Oxide Stormy Sky

Prima 3D Gloss Gel Medium

 

Grace ❤

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Mintay Harmony Layout – Grace

Hi! Grace here with a project with the gorgeous Harmony paper pack from Mintay Papers.

I had recently got a copy of this really special picture of my Grandad in the Navy in WW2 (he’s on the far left), and I thought the suitcase and camera motifs in this collection would work well with with this photo, as well as the colours going with the classic sepia tone in the picture.

I added background stamping and embossing. I was particularly please with the copper embossed handwriting stamp on the blue door, the colours are so perfect together and make you think about writing home from far away.

I also brought in the AB Studio Crafters Bundle to add more embellishments to this layout, I thought the postcards looked particularly suited, so I used them to frame/back the photo.

I couldn’t think of any title for this layout, and I’m firmly of the belief that not all scrapbook layouts need a title,  but I did want some words on the page, so I added a few (vaguely relevant!) Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers. The layout was finished with splatters in copper and brass, and then Copper Nuvo Drops.

 

To watch the accompanying video, click here to see it on my YouTube channel. 

 

Grace ❤

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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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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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Shabby Love Symphony Layout – Grace

Happy New Year! (bit late, but this is my first post of the year!). For February I’m working with the AB Studio Shabby Love Symphony papers, to see the paper pack in detail and all the other lovely items I got in my Feb DT kit, you can watch the video share here.

For my first project I’ve created this scrapbook layout, featuring lots of fussy cutting.

 

Before adding my photo and the fussy cut elements, I added a light amount of mixed media to the background. I lightly sprayed Distress Oxide Spray in Spun Sugar, added splatters of Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray in Blue Shabby, and then some stencilling with Dusty Rose Impasto Paint with a 13 Arts Rose stencil. While the Impasto was still wet I sprinted on some Prima Glass Glitter in Gold Rush for some added sparkle!

All the fussy cut elements are from the paper pack, and I arranged them around the photo in the same way the flower pattern was already on the paper. Some were added with foam tape and some adhered straight onto the paper for different layers of dimension.

Around the fussy cut pieces I added Distress Oxides in Victorian Velvet and Bundled Sage. One all the elements were in place I added adhesive pearls, gems, and then nuvo drops to fill in any gaps.

For my title I used some stickers from my stash, and used these tags from another cut-apart/fussy cutting sheet from the AB Studio papers to back them. Again going around the edges with Oxides.

I finished the layout with another load of Chalk Spray splatters, as many of them had been hidden by embellishments and the chalk spray is so pretty you just have to show it off!

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

 

Grace ❤

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Snowy Wintery Layout – Grace

I’m here this week with my last project with my November kit. I created this very wintery and snowy layout featuring my cat in the snow.

 

Using AB Studio Secret Wood, I chose this snowy paper, but added a light layer of white gesso over a large area in the middle so the pattern would be toned down for where I added my photo and embellishments.

I added stencilling with Prima Paper Paste and an AB Studio Stencil, then snowflake stencilling with embellishment mousse. Then I added splatters of watered down gesso, and watered down Fabrika Decoru Metallic Silver Paint.

 

I used lots of ripped pieces of patterned paper, and a scrap of tulle to back my photo, going round the edges of everything with Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass. The embellishments are a mix of fussy cut flowers from the AB paper pack, painted with silver watercolour, and some snowflake ephemera from my stash. The words are from the Time Holtz Christmas Clippings.

I finished with adhesive pearls and Nuvo drops in three silver/white colours, then added my title of ‘nope’ (because that is what it looks like my cat is saying to the snow!). The alphas I used were quite a strong blue and weren’t quite right for the layout, so I stippled a light layer of white gesso over them to tone the colour down and also add a snowy effect.

 

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

 

Grace ❤

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