Hello there everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´d like to share a simple and easy to do card with you. I love stencils, as you might have noticed by now 🙂 – and the background of this card is done using a stencil. It´s a very simple and easy to do technique, you just mix embossing paste/transparent texture paste with paint and apply it onto a piece of paper thru the stencil.
Let dry, cut into right size, adhere on card base and decorate. That´s all there is to this card. I´m trying to reduce my older stash abit, so I creating cards, tags and ATC´s and adding plenty of product from my stash onto them.
It´s really important to actually use the product we have, as they too have a best before date on them. So make sure you use your pastes, inks, paints and other products! Don´t let them get out of style/dry out – have fun using them!!! Wishing you a creative day &
Hello there everyone, here comes my STAMPlorations mixed media tutorial and start-to-finish video. I thought I´d create a scrapbook layout this time for a change. This is the layout I created using various ARTplorations stencils:
Here is how I created the layout:
1. Take a piece of residue paper and a piece of white cardstock, some acrylic paints in your favorite colours and a small Gelli plate and a brayer.
2. Add a few drops (very little paint goes a long way here!) of acrylic paint onto the Gelli plate, spread onto the surface with a brayer. See the video on more details!
3. Press the Gelli plate surface onto the cardstock and press lightly. Remove plate and you have a lovely paint press image on the paper.
4. Change the color and apply the paint like explained in the steps before. Next place a stencil over the acrylic paint area and roll over gently with the brayer. Next remove the stencil and press the image onto the cardstock piece. This time you will see a pattern in the finished image. Repeat and experiment with various colours and stencil patterns.
5. Take a patterned paper and the „X marks the Spot“ stencil and start applying some modeling paste onto the background thru the stencil with a palette knife. Let dry.
6. Cut the Gelli Plate images into triangles in various sizes. Arrange onto the background, take a photo with your mobile phone to make sure you don´t forget the order. Remove the triangles and apply spray ink splatters onto the background. Let dry.
7. Take „Trendy Feathers 2“ clear stamp set and stamp words onto the background with a gray and black stamp ink very randomly. Stamp more words and a sentiment onto white paper and fussy cut the pieces along the edges. Now adhere the triangles back to the patterned paper surface, add more stamping onto the background, if necessary.
8. Apply some modeling paste with the same „X marks the Spot“ stencil over the triangles for a fun detail. Let dry.
9. Embellish with stickers, wood veneer, puffy stickers and add a alpha sticker title. Adhere the fussy cut words onto the background with the photos. Add a date stamp and write the journaling for the page.
10. Finally add some black texture splatters here and there for additional detail.
Here is the video for more details and step-by-step. All used products are listed on the video. Hope you enjoy!
I hope you get inspired to try out your own gel press, stenciled images and maybe even a fun scrapbook layout with them! Have fun!
Hello lovelies, time for my April hybrid layout tutorial. This time I´ve used the Gesso Goodness and the Who Lives Here kits as my starting point. Here is an overview on those:
I started by choosing the pink w/ gold splatters background paper from the Who Lives Here? paper pack as my patterned paper base. Next I added various bits and pieces and elements from the Gesso Goodness and Makin´ Marks sets onto the patterned paper. I layered them over each other and faded some more onto the backgrund while keeping part of the elements more bold. That way the background is more interesting to the eye.
When I was happy with what I´d created, I again printed the digi paper design out with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut that into a right size.
I chose a black cardstock as a base for my DIY paper piece and glued it down. Next I printed two portrait images of me (one in color and one in black and white) with my Canon Selphy photo printer. I really do like the fact that I have a small photo printer next to my computer. It makes it so easy to just pick one of two photos from my computer and scrap just those. I used to print huge amounts of photos at once, but then they were all the same size and all in color since I didn´t bother editing them much before printing. I find that this limits the creative process a bit. It can be lots of fun to first edit the photos, change sizes and colors and design and then print them and create a layout with them.
This time I wanted to add some random bits from my „traditional“ stash to go with the layout, so I picked a light pink scallop ribbon and a piece of white lace. I colored the lace with Distress Stain and Plain Jane Simply Sheer spray ink (all tones in pink) to match my papers.
After the lace was dry, I glued it on it´s place and took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the company closed their shop) circle stamp and added some stamped black images onto the background. I found that they worked really well together with the Makin´ Marks set.
Since there were golden dots already on the background paper, I added some more using the golden texture spray from Imagine Crafts. It leaves a nice dimensional splatter, when dry. Then I grabbed some chipboard stars (also 3rd Eye) and black texture spray. Some older Studio Calico stickers also went really well together with the kit designs, so I added those too. Ah, and some more texture spray. The white splatters make the background look more „fresh“. And then again some DIY words (from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) had to be added. They work really well with the hybrid paper! I wish I had such a nice handwriting…good thing I have her to deliver me nicely written and cut words!!! Thank you, Lizzy <3
The some date stamping to document the date when the photos were taken.
Some puffy stickers from Evalicious and from a Studio Calico kit. The golden ones worked perfectly with this layout theme.
Next I added some journaling and the layout was done.
Here are some detail shots: I really enjoyed combining various digi kits together – all designed by The Nifty Pixel. Then just adding all kind of little tidbits for decoration. Such a fun process to do. Like I´ve said previously, I enjoy the fact that I can create the first „layered“ background paper in digital form, then print it out and work my way towards the finished layout from there. That way the layouts don´t get so bulky either. Still lots of detail and layers going on in there, but easily fits a photo album pocket.
I hope you will give The Nifty Pixel kits a try!!!
Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
Here again my starting point. I´ve used the lovely pink patterned paper from the paper kit as my starting point and then layered various elements over it. Some I´ve faded a bit into the background or reduced in shade and others I left as they were. That way there is more dept and variation in the background which makes it more interesting to look at. When I was happy with my digital paper design, I just printed it with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut the paper into size.
Since the paper I print is always slightly smaller than 12×12 cardstock, I like to adhere the DIY paper onto a piece of cardstock. That way I get a matching size to my traditional scrapbook layouts. I again decided to use black and white photos to make the background stand out more. I had so many colors going on on those photos that they would have distracted the eye from the beautiful DIY paper background. I really, really like how the background turned out.
Next I glued the DIY paper onto the cardstock, added DIY words (a present from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) and decided to use black puffy alpha stickers with the photos.
Here I am adding some more cool puffy stickers (by Evalicious) to go with my design. I only used matching colors to keep the page more harmonical.
I usually create a A3 sized paper with all kinds of words, elements and designs from the kit assemblied on it, then print it out with my Epson printer and fussy cut the pieces I want to use. The rest I leave on the paper sheet, so I can later go thru various sheets and choose the pieces I want to use. If I fussy cut them all at once, it will be not easy to find the preferred image fast. This way they stay more organized. I could also add the kit name on the sheet to remind me from which kit which images are from (note to self).
And then after fussy cutting and glueing the bits and pieces on their places I again added just a few black texture spray droplets here and there (by Imagine Crafts). I also outlined some puffy stickers with a black pen to make them stand out more from the background.
And a date stamp is there to remind me when this happy moment took places. You tend to forget as the days go by, so I always try to add a date (stamped/written) somewhere.
This is how the finished layout looks like – my favorite dudes and some of my favorite products united 🙂 :
and some detail shots:
So I did pink with masculine 🙂 and I really like it!!! I hope you liked reading thru this tutorial. It is really not hard at all to do your own paper designs with digi kits like this. It can be so much fun!!! I hope you will give it a try!!!
Hi there, everyone, today I´d like to share with you a fun and simple step-by-step to my Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog May Moodboard layout – and it´s a fabulous moodboard, isn´t it?? This will also be my last project as a DT member for them. I have recently gone thru some bigger IRL changes and find that due to those changes it will necessary to step down from my position as a DT member. I find that if you cannot commit 100%, then it is better not to try and hang in there :). BUT I will still continue stalking the site and my DT colleagues there also in the future 🙂 !!!
Here is the step-by-step:
I first took a piece 12×12 inch piece of acetate foil and stamped half image of a butterfly with blue StazOn stamp onto it and then fussy cut it.
Next I applied some PVA glue splatters onto the woodgrain paper and also onto the butterfly image. I let the glue dry. When it´s dry it turns transparent.
I then took a sheet of transfer foil that works with PVA glue and rubbed the foil piece onto the glue area with my finger. This way the golden foil layer transfers to the recently applied glue area. Make sure you work fast when you see the glue turn transparent, don´t wait too long since when the glue is completely dry the foil might not stick to it anymore. On the other hand if you go over the area when the glue has not dried properly, the foil will not stick to it yet. Therefore make a small test on a piece of extra paper to get a feel for how the glue works.
Here you can see how the result looks like both on paper and on the acetate piece. Lovely gold foil effect!!
Next I added some Glimmer Glaze splatters here and there to go with the black stamping.
After that I cut some black and blue paper strips to go to both sides of the page for additional interest. I also added a few pieces of patterned paper underneath the photo and doodled around the edges of those papers. All my journaling (as it is again very personal and I prefer not to share it with the whole world) is hidden behind/in between those papers. There is enough space on both sides under the blue paper piece to add plenty of journaling :). I have also added a few puffy stickers from Evalicious here and there for interest. Besides, I love those little puffy stickers to pieces – got to use them where I can :).
Finally I also added some embossing enamel to go with my golden water drops. This one is a shabby white with gold pieces in it. See how the faucet also has a golden shimmer to it? That is because I also applied some PVA glue over it and added some gold foil here and there. That´s it, my layout is done. Here is the finished result and some detail photos:
I am glad I got the chance to take a class by Emma Trout a few years back and she featured this PVA glue & foil technique to us there. So all the credit on that idea goes to her. Needless to say that now that gold foil is very trendy, I am happy to possess this glue and quite a few sheets of the foil in my stash. I hope you give this fun technique a try! Enjoy!!!
Thanks, Amanda, for having me on the team!! It has been a great time and I have been so very lucky to have been able to be on this talented team!! Hope to see you around in the bloggy world also in the future!! <3
Hello there lovelies!! What better way to enjoy a grey and rainy Sunday than to scrap a little :). Here is a result of my scrappy morning activity – a layout based on the Paperdvizhnik´s current challenge. I am late on this one, but hey, it´s not closed quite yet! This time their challenge is about lettering and I do love lettering, so just had to join in on this one.
and this is my take:
I´ve used Studio AE stamps for creating some stamped lettering behind my photo. The hello on the bottom signals a start of the journey, then the twine is supposed to show the twists and turns along the way. Somewhere in the middle you start to wonder if you are ever going to make it and in the end the word smile greets one on the top of the mountain. Anyways, that was the idea behind it all. The quote is from me – I don´t know if it already exists somewhere in this form, but while creating this layout it just popped into my mind and I had to use it. There the lettering consists of various alpha stickers combined together. A good way to use leftover stickers sheets too. And I even added some hand lettering here and there.
Of course this mountain climbing is meant to be understood metaphorically – it´s the journey of life I´m talking about here. The mountain photo just perfectly matches the theme here, not the other way around :).
I really enjoyed creating this page. Love the papers I used, been hoarding them for quite a while already and think this is the perfect spot to finally use them. Also some awesome Evalicious puffy stickers found their way onto this page (love them!). Annd…cannot do without some flair – the are from Badges Folie. In addition it feels really good to put feelings and thoughts on paper this way. I definitely should do more pages like these, as they make me feel so good! Thanks for a fab challenge, Paperdvizhnik, I really enjoyed it!!