Enjoy life twenty four seven – Frog Dog Studio

Hello there! Sanna here again with a wall art altered project I made using the April Main Kit and the Add-On Kit. This project is also part of my monthly “simply stencils” series. Hope you like it!

I started by cutting images from the ARTchix Ephemera Sheet (June 2013 Mixed Media Kit). I chose images and colours that would match the blue tissue paper.

I created this art project on a piece of really thick grey cardboard and before gluing anything I gessoed the background and the clipboards.
Next I took the blue piece of dekopatch tissue that was in the Mixed Media Kit and adhered it onto the background with a decopatch glue.
After that I took some tissue tape (from the March Add-On Kit) and adhered it onto the background pretty randomly.

Then I chose two rubber stamps (handwriting and a swirl stamp) and stamped a pattern with the blue and red Staz-On Midi Ink Pad here and there on the background.

After that I adhered the ephemera sheets on the clipboard pieces and directly onto the background. I used a decoupage glue from Marabu for this purpose.
White the clipboard pieces were drying I place the background piece into a cardboard box and added some IZINK gold here and there. After applying the ink I sprayed the areas with water mist. This way the ink spreaded and ran across the background. I really like this effect and the gold shimmers beautifully!
After finishing and drying the layout of golden droplets I also applied some Liquitex Titanium White Ink onto the background using the same technique. I just love the milky look it created onto the surface.

Now it was time for the background to dry, so I went over and mixed some glitter paste with Alumidust Powder (red plum).
Then I applied the paste thru a stencil onto the clipboard pieces for more structure and detail. These now needed to dry properly.

Finally I also added some random black ink splatters to the background. I used a black Glimmer Glaze for this purpose.

Then I went along and adhered the clipboards onto the background and started decorating the artwork.
I had previously made some resin pieces (see the silver Alumilite powder on the bottom of the molds for metallic effects!) from both Amazing Clear Cast and Amazing Casting Resin and I had also added some golden or silvery shine to the pieces. They were nice additional details for the “canvas”.

The chipboard piece (bird) is treated with IZINK gold before adhering it to the clipboard.
The “metal” key is a resin piece I created from with the molds. I first made a bluish clear resin (toned with the Alumilite Blue Dye colour) and before pouring it into the mold, wiped some Alumilite Metallic Powder Silver onto them. As an end result I got this gorgeous key.

The words are from the March Add-On Kit and by Tim Holtz.
I hope you have enjoyed this little project and get inspired to create!

Have a lovely day,

Fast and easy card – Frog Dog Studio

Hi there! Here comes one more rusted paper project I made with the Frog Dog Studio March Mixed Media Kit. I used the paper piece I had rusted my metal elements on for this card as a background. This project is also a little addition to my “simply stencils” monthly series. Just some simple ideas how to incorporate stencils to various artworks.



I first glued the paper onto the card base, inked the edges with black Distress Ink, applied some mist splatters and drew faux stitching around the edges for additional detail. Next I stamped some chevron patters with black ink onto the background and then cut some dry embossed foil elements and placed them onto the card. Next I used a stencil as a doodling guide and drew some triangles for additional interest. After that I just added some sticker elements (some glued using foam dots) and wrote the sentiment. Some white ink splatters for additional detail and the card was all done.

Happy crafting!
xoxo, Sanna

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A rusted background layout – Frog Dog Studio

Hello there! Today I´m sharing with you one more project I made for Frog Dog Studio with the March mixed media kit. This will also be the beginning of my monthly series called “simply stencils”. I will make at least one project a month where I will use a stencil in one way or another. As my first project I created a rusted layout background and added some stencilled details here and there.

 Here is how I did it:

I first applied some Glue n´ Seal with a paint brush onto the cardstock and then poured the powder over the “glued” areas. Next I sprayed some white winegar over the powdered areas and let the media react.

And this is the rusted paper result I ended up with! I really, really like this effect alot! I then added some mist splatters here and there as they perfectly matched the rust colour.
Next I added some stamping (used a Frog Dog Studio exclusive stamp).
After that I added some circles onto the background for additional detail. I used a TCW stencil (by Ronda Palazzari) with black Distress Ink. Now the background was all done and I just needed to add some decoration and the title.

I used all the leftover pieces of chipboard, foil tape and corrugated cardboard here. Added some sticker elements, twine, doodling and some white ink (Liquitex Ink! Titanium white) for detail. This is what the finished layout looks like:

It was so much fun creating this page! I really like the effect of rusting powder (by Dusty Attic) on paper!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

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Exclusive FDS Stamp, Icons

Notebook in a box – Frog Dog Studio

Hi, here comes my second box project for the Frog Dog Studio Mixed Media Kit Club with the March mixed media kit. This time I wanted to create a little present set with a tiny DIY notebook inside the box. And this is what I did:

I first cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to match the lid size.

Next I sprayed with the “Silhouette Silver” and the “Golden Doublooms” mists (Lindy´s Stamp Gang) over the paper and the let surface dry.

After that I dabbed some acrylic paint (Pebble) here and there for additional grungy effect.

And finally added some rusting powder (Dusty Attic) here and let it do it´s magic.

After that I started decoration the box. The chipboard elements got a layer of mist and acrylic paint over them.

When that layer was dry I applied some black ink droplets here and there (Mantilla black).

After the chipboard pieces were all dry, I added some metal clockwork pieces and a little piece of dry embossed, with alcohol inks treated foil cardstock.
I layered various pieces over each other (also some stickers from the Tim Holtz sticker sheet book that was in the kit).

After finishing the lid decoration, I swapped over to the bottom part of the box and taped a washi tape around the box for additional interest.

After finishing the box I wanted to create a little DIY notebook to go with it and made it the size to fit into the box. For the notebook I cut a piece of kraft carstock, rounded the edges and folded it in the middle. Then I took some notebook paper, cut it to match the book cover size and using a stapled the pages to the cover.


Next I just decorated the notebook cover with corrugated cardboard, foil tape and some Lindy´s Golden Doublooms mist.
I also added some sticker elements and a small chipboard piece on top.
This is what the book looks like after it was finished.
And here is the complete finished set.
I hope you have enjoyed this little project idea! Should you be interested on the kits, Frog Dog Studio ships worldwide 😉 ! To make sure you get your kit every month, go and subscribe to the kits (detailed info over here).
Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

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Jewelry box – Frog Dog Studio

Hello there! I am really proud to be able to be a part of the Frog Dog Studio team, and today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my very first kit projects. I will start with a jewelry box tutorial.

I started with the foil tape and first glued it on a piece of cardtock and then treated it with alcohol inks (Meadow, Currant and Mountain Rose). I let it dry before going over to the next step.

After the ink was all dry, I cut the excess paper off and placed the foil into a dry embossing folder and ran it thru my Big Shot machine.

After that I went and wiped the surface with black Archival ink for additional detail and let the piece dry.

I wanted to have a similar look on the metal box, so I treated both the lid and the box with the same Alcohol ink colors.
After that I took out the rusting powder and some Glue n´ Seal, applied some white winegar in a spray bottle and started to treat corrugated cardboard and some metal and chipboard elements with it.

First I applied the Glue n´ Seal with a paintbrush onto the metal pieces and before it was totally dry, poured some Rusting powder over the surfaces.

Next I dabbed off the residue powder and sprayed the surfaces with white winegar.
Now all I had to do was to leave it all to do its magic on its own – the instruction says it takes about 15 Minutes, until you start to see effects. I noticed that the parts with the thinner powder layer started rusting faster.  You don´t need to apply that much powder at all – a thin layer is enough.

I then repeated the same procedure with the chipboard elements and the corrugated cardboard.

I really liked the fact that the rust “bleeded” onto the paper underneath and actually used that paper on an other project later :).

After the pieces were ready to be used, I started to decorate the box. I first cut the dry embossed foil tape piece to match the lid size, then glued a piece of corrugated cardboard over it and applied some Mantilla black over the surface for additional interest.

Next I selected a clock sticker from the Tim Holtz Sticker book as a centerpiece for the lid, glued it onto a piece of cardstock to make it more stable, inked around the edges with black ink and added the big metal clip on the top.

I then glued the clip onto the lid with tacky tape.

After that I just added some chipboard that I had treated with Lindy´s Stamp Gang mists, rusting powder and the paint dabber that was in the kit (Pebble) and glued them on their places. There is also a little sticker ticket and some silver yarn as additional decoration. And finally the sentiment metal labelon the top of it all.

Here are some detail photos:

As you can see, I placed a thick foam piece into the box. It will hold the jewelry in place and keep it from getting scratched.

Love the kits as much as I do, then you definitely should read how you can subscribe and while there, check out the shop for some additional goodies :).

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

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