Friday, July 15, 2011

Quik and easy project for you and the kids during the holidays

Hi Guys

This is a project I completed for Aussie Scrap Source for their Make it Yourself Series in March.

I elected to do quick and simple stamps. This would be so easy and fun for you to do with the kids.

What you will need is;
Craft Foam [I got mine from a discount store]
Acrylic stamping block
Scissors
Craft Knife
Black marker/pen
Cutting Mat
double sided adhesive tape
Glue stick
Ink pad


Begin with drawing your design onto the craft foam

Using either the craft knife and/or scissors cut out your design


Just a close up of cut out stamps and tools used LOL :)


Attache your craft foam stamp to acrylic block with a couple of small pieces of double sided tape [in strategic places :)].


To seal the craft foam stamp top prevent it soaking up too much ink seal it with the glue stick and allow it to dry :)

Ink and stamp away to your hearts content!!! :)


Cheers and happy creating :)

Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo June 2011

This is the double layout that I taught at the recent Brisbane Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo

Class 1 - Advanced
A double 12 x 12 layout combining both traditional scrapbooking products and up-cycled elements.
Demostrated tips and techniques for creating unique and tantalising background textures and dimensional elements.

Class Kit
Chipboard and chipboard elements by Imaginarium Designs; Chalkboard GlimmerMists by Tattered Angels; rub-ons by Kaisercraft; tissue paper, string, bling/confetti, gauze, watch crystals.

Classroom sponsored by Scrapapple

Chipboard sponsored by Imaginarium Designs







Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Color Room - Guest Designer Feature Tutorial

Hi Guys

This is a layout I created for The Color Room Challenge site when Imaginarium Designs were sponosring the challenges in May :) :) :)

Layout – "a forever memory"

Background and chipboard element paint technique

Materials used;

Imaginarium Designs chipboard background

Imaginarium Designs chipboard hessian square [designed by Louise Nelson]

Gesso – Monte Marte

Paint – Making Memories, Jo Sonja, Kaisercraft

Mist – Crafty Notions

Flower tendril – Prima

Chipboard Alpha – Prima

Vintage Findings word fetti – Making Memories

Gauze


I first glued the chipboard hessian square to the background using a glue stick.
I then mixed some cream paint in with the gesso before applying it to background


Place a few dollops of paint/gesso mix on to the background and chipboard embellishment


Using a coarse foam roller, roll out and cover the layout background and chipboard with the paint/gesso mix.
Don’t over roll the paint/gesso mix otherwise you will loose the lovely coarse bubble effect of the paint and gesso.


Just a close up of the lovely effect you can get using the gesso and a coarse foam roller


I usually use mists, but for this particular colour combination I needed to mix some pink paint with water and put it into a spray bottle to get a colour match.
This was then sprayed liberally over the chipboard embellishment.
I then dried the pink spray paint with a heat gun, after tipping it from side to side, to get it to run and drip across the background board


This is a close-up of the final paint effect on the background and chipboard


Close ups of the layout :)










Cheers and Happy Scrapping :) xxx

February Challenge 123 Step-by-Step

February Challenge 123 Step-by-Step

Challenge
1. Colour - Cream
2. Word - About
3. Technique/Theme/ - Upcycling

Materials List:
Chipboard background
Book page
Surgical Gauze
Potpourri Flowers
Doilie
Macramé Belt
Crochet Cotton
Spray Mist
Vintage button
Paint
Gel pen

For this particular layout I’ve chosen to use the above listed non-traditional scrapbooking projects.

To start I created the background using the chip board, book page and paint. I first adhered the book page using a glue stick and then scraped some cream paint randomly over this, using a piece of scrap card






I then dried it using the heat gun.

To further embellish the layout I used some surgical gauze, parts of a macramé belt, flower from a vintage doilie, and dried potpourri flowers.

To begin I coloured the gauze using a cream coloured spray mist, and dried it quickly using a heat gun. This way it dries stiff and makes it easy to adhere with the glue stick, and then tease, fray and shape as required.

This was dried with a heat gun before being adhere to the layout using a glue stick.

The potpourri flowers have been adhered using a quick clear drying gel glue.



To create the stems and centres of the flower embellishments I have cut down the tassels from the macramé belt and adhered them using quick clear drying gel glue.



I have also used a flower cut from a vintage doilie to use as a centre for one of the flowers

To create the title I have used one of the macramé belt tassels to create the letter A.

Here are some close up shots of the final project.





Well I do hope you enjoy this months challenge. A big big thank you to Charmane and the team for having me on board I so so chuffed.

Cheers Louise xxx

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