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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Beauty in Bloom Bunnies Canvas – Grace

This week I’ve created a mixed media project on a 5×7 canvas board with Mintay’s Beauty in Bloom papers.

To see how it was made, you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/6IFeuk44ezg               

Products used that are available in store are:

Mintay Beauty in Bloom

Prima Flowers

Wax Paste Rose Gold

Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint Carnation

Finnabair ‘Read to Me’ Stamp (text)

Distress Oxide Spray Victorian Velvet

Kaisercraft Text Stamp

Grace ❤

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Beauty in Bloom Altered Hexagon – Grace

This week Ive created a mixed media piece on a wooden hexagon sent to me in my latest DT kit, using Mintay’s Beauty in Bloom.

This project was one I changed my mind about LOADS during the process of making it – at one point I disliked it so much I was about to turn the hexagon over and start all over again, but I did one simple thing that rescued the whole piece for me. You can watch the whole process on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/LIAOjtI27TI               

 

Products Used:

Mintay Beauty in Bloom

AB Studio Transparent Foil/Acetate

Prima Flowers

MDF Hexagon

Wax Paste Rose Gold

Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint Carnation

Shabby Velour Berry

Fabrika Dekoru Chalk Spray Pink

Distress Oxide Spray Victorian Velvet

Distress Oxide Bundled Sage

Mintay Flora Book

Grace ❤

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Mintay Harmony Art Journaling – Grace

This week I have an art journal project to share that I had made with my previous kit, featuring the Mintay Harmony paper pad.

The full process can be swatched on my YouTube channel here:                  https://youtu.be/CxKNox-PKIc               

My favourite element of this project is the stencilling that I did with three different mediums, Prima Paper Paste, and two different colours of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse; I really love the effect of the different mediums and colours blending together using one stencil.

Here is my product list:

Mintay Harmony

AB Studio Rice Paper Vintage Flowers

Friday 13th Art Journal

Prima Flowers and Stencil Set

Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Paint Electric

Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Paint Moonstone

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray Blue

 

Grace ❤

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Gothic Art Journal Pages – Grace

This week I’ve created this gothic inspired art journal spread – the 13 Arts Victoriana Paper Pack I’ve been working with these past few weeks has a very gothic vibe, which is a style I love, but I was yet to do a project with that aesthetic.

 

 

To see how the pages were created, you can watch the process video here:                  https://youtu.be/2Se5MR4z0H8               

These are the products I used:

 

 

One of my favourite elements is the pieces of the cover page from the Victoriana Paper Pack, which I used as tissue/decoupage paper to collage different patterns on to my pages. This is why I never throw away anything, you can find a use for all sorts of things!

Grace ❤

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Now is the Right Time Mixed Media Page – Grace

This week I have created a fun mixed media project using some AB Studio packaging as my base (I always keep stuff like that, you never know when it’ll come in useful or inspire you!)

The part that says ‘be creative every day’ is part of the packaging – so I stuck some cheap (read: not very sticky) washi tape over it while I worked on the rest of the project, so that when I was nearly done I could peel the tape off and still have the phrase showing.

I love the way the project is built up over the phrase, rather than being on top (as words and phrases are usually one of the last things you add). It’s definitely a technique I’ll try again in the future.

The full process for this project can be watched in an accompanying video on my YouTube channel here.

 

Products used:

13Arts Victoriana Paper Pack

13Arts Victoriana Word Stickers

Lindy’s Embossing Powder ‘Chip off the Old Black’

Fabrika Dekoru Magic Paint Red Wine

Mintay Junk Book

Mintay Flora Book

Finnabair/Prima Tissue/Decorative Paper Flutter

Finnabair Clear Gesso

Finnabair Manuscript Stencil

Fabrika Dekoru Metallic Paint Antique Gold

Finnabair ‘Now is the Right Time’ Stamps

Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany

Grace ❤

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Victoriana Layout – Grace

This week I’ve made a scrapbook layout with the gorgeous Victoriana papers from 13Arts. If you haven’t yet seen what I received in my Design Team kit this month, then you can watch the video share here.

 

 

I chose the beautiful ‘Circle of Time’ paper for my base, and wanted to follow the shape of the wreath on the paper for my composition. I first added a layer of clear gesso over the paper, then added stamping and embossing in the background with a 49 & Market Stamp, Finnabair Stamp, and Lindy’s Embossing Powder. Then added stencilling with a Maremi Small Art Stencil, and the Fabrika Decoru stencil from my kit.

 

 

While waiting for the stencilling to dry (I had used a crackle paste that needs to dry naturally rather than with a heat tool), I fussy cut some elements from the paper pack, from the 13 Arts Wings Acetate, and used some stamps from my stash, such as the Finnabair Don’t Forget to Fly set, to stamp and fussy cut more embellishments. I added colour to both the background of the layout and the stamped elements with Fabrika Decoru Magic Paint in Red Wine.

From here I assembled all the elements of the layout – to be honest, I was really unhappy with it until almost the very end, when I was adding some gold ink splatters, and decided to brush the gold ink onto all my embellishments. This made them all tie together beautifully and gave the whole layout some unity. I also added red and white splatters, making sure to dry in between inks so they didn’t blend together and make pink!

There are many elements on this page, so the best way to see it come together is by watching my process video here.

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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