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:                  https://youtu.be/hzaUylR42PM               

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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Floral Art Journaling with Never-Never Land; Grace

This week I have created this art journal piece using large fussy cut flowers from AB Studio’s Never-Never Land papers.

To see the full process you can watch the video on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/ukiw5mdwt9o               

 

Products used that you can find in store are…

AB Studio Never-Never Land

AB Transparent Foil (Acetate) 0008

Fabrika Decoru Metallic Paint Iris

Fabrika Decoru Shabby Velour Paint Jasmine

Fabrika Decoru Black Gesso

Prima Clear/Transparent Gesso

Distress Oxide Black Soot

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray White

Tim Holtz Photo Booth

Tim Holtz Quote Chips

Grace ❤

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Never-Never Land Floral Layout – Grace

This week I’ve created a layout with lots of mixed media and fussy cutting with the utterly beautiful Never-Never Land Papers from AB Studio.

To see how it all came together you can watch the full process on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/dmzpqPU2GWM               

Products Used:

AB Studio Never-Never Land

AB Flower Chipboard ID-181

AB Transparent Foil (Acetate) 0008

Fabrika Decoru Metallic Paint Iris

AB Transparent Foil (Acetate) 0001

Clear/Transparent Gesso

Mintay Flora Book

Mintay Flora Book 2

Tim Holtz Journal Cards

Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany

 Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers

 

Grace ❤

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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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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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